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K&N air filters sponsored professional flat track racer Cory Texter racing Randy Texter's AMA national number 65

K&N air filters sponsored professional flat track racer Cory Texter honors his father Randy Texter by racing with Randy’s AMA national number 65

The AMA All-Star Flat Track Series returned to the York Fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania for the Randy Texter Memorial Race on 9/26/2015. Randy Texter was born on June 14, 1962 in nearby Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He worked his way up to the professional ranks in the AMA Grand National Flat Track series in the early 1980s. Randy continued to race the Grand Nationals throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. Texter found even more success road racing in the Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster Series, formerly called the U.S. Twin Sports Series when it was launched in 1989. Texter won the 1990 U.S. Twin Sports title by scoring the victory in the winner-take-all series finale at Daytona International Speedway.

Cory Texter raced a 750 cc twin at the 2015 AMA All-Star Flat Track Series Randy Texter Memorial

Cory won the 450 cc singles class race at the inaugural 2012 AMA All-Star Flat Track Series Randy Texter Memorial, but 2015 was the first time Cory had a 750 cc twin to enter into the event

By the late 1990s Randy Texter scaled back his racing efforts to focus on running the family’s Harley-Davidson dealership and eventually began to work with his son and daughter as they pursued their racing careers. While Cory and Shayna Texter were born into a racing family they didn’t always have aspirations of professional racing careers on their mind. It wasn’t until 2004 when the duo began entering flat track races with the support of their father Randy Texter. The Texter siblings soon discovered they had a talent for pitching motorcycles into flat dirt corners and began to win races. Cory turned pro in 2007 and Shayna soon followed.

In 2010 Randy Texter passed away due to complications from his battle with cancer. Both Cory and Shayna struggled for a while following the death of their father. The two had to lean on one another more than ever before. Since 2012 the AMA All-Star Flat Track Series has promoted the Randy Texter Memorial Race at the York Fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania. Randy’s son Cory won the 450 cc singles class race at the inaugural event, but 2015 was the first time Cory had a 750 twin to enter into the event. "This track is only about 35 minutes from my house so I was looking forward to this race. It's also very special because it's the Randy Texter Memorial. Obviously, I really wanted to win this race for my Dad so I prepared for it as best as I could," said K&N filters sponsored racer Cory Texter.

K&N sponsored Cory Texter and his sister Shayna Texter

K&N sponsored Cory Texter, and his sister Shayna Texter, rely on K&N filters to keep their 450 cc single and 750 cc twin flat track motorcycles running at their best

No matter how much a racer prepares for an event, there is always some level of nervousness heading into a race. Cory said, "I felt good all day. Not great, but good. We made some changes throughout practice that really helped. The track was getting more dry and technical throughout the day so we had to make sure we were prepared for it." Fortunately when the time came Cory Texter snagged the hole shot in the 450 main where he continued to open up a gap on the rest of the field. Cory went on to capture the checkers in the 450 main event. "This put a smile on my face, but I knew I had another race to get ready for so there wasn't a huge celebration," said Cory.

Shortly following Cory’s win in the 450 class, it was time for the 750 cc twins main event. Cory’s 750 cc Twin flat tracker is a very recent build and he’s still learning the ins and outs of the bike. "We are learning something new every time I ride this new Vulcan S twin. It feels good taking a new engine and being this competitive just a month into the project," said Texter. Heading to the starting line the shifter was falling off of Cory’s Kawasaki Twin. He said "That gave me a few pre-race jitters as I wasn't sure I was even going to make the start." Fortunately Cory and his crew got the bike fixed just in time for Cory to line up in the pole position.

Just like the 450 cc singles class, Cory Texter jumped off the starting line to take the hole shot. "I just tried to stay as smooth as possible. The track had a few big holes in it this late in the day, so I just tried to control the pace and not do anything stupid. There was one rider who was able to match my pace as the laps clicked off. I picked it up a notch the last couple laps and was able to grab the win," said Texter. He continued "Double wins at my Dad's memorial…it was a great day. I will continue to work hard every day on improving myself and my motorcycle to ensure I finish out the 2015 season strong."

K&N sponsored Cory Texter, and his sister Shayna Texter, rely on K&N air filters to keep their 450 cc single and 750 cc twin flat track motorcycles running at their best during the Harley-Davidson Grand National Championship season. The Calistoga National race in Northern California was postponed due to extreme fires in the area. It was supposed to be rescheduled, but the AMA announced that the Ramspur Winery Calistoga Half-Mile presented by Triumph, originally scheduled as Round 13 of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track schedule, has officially been canceled. This means that Cory’s next Grand National race will be the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Finals at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on November 20, 2015. The AMA Pro Flat Track season finale is part of a big doubleheader weekend, which will also feature the inaugural Superprestigio of the Americas on Saturday November 21, 2015.


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