Shayna Texter, on the RLT Racing/Herr’s/Invisible Glass #25A bike became the first female in AMA Grand National History to win a GNC Pro Singles Main Event. After setting the 5th fastest time in qualifying, she came through the pack in her heat race to finish in second place. With that finish, she secured herself a spot on the front row for the main event. Shayna spun up her tire on the line and went into turn one in 8th place. She worked her way through traffic and on lap three she passed points leader Mikey Martin (91Y) and Michael Toon (22L) to move into 3rd place. She quickly caught the lead duo of Briar Bauman (10Z) and AMA Supersport Champion, James Rispoli (43B). Texter got into the gas making her move on Rispoli with a pass to land her in 2nd place. She muscled her way past good friend and past Horizon Award winner, Briar Bauman. As the laps clicked off, Texter and Bauman raced hard for the lead spot giving each other a few ‘love taps’ along the way. With three laps to go, Texter pulled ahead and went on to secure her first ever win in the AMA Motorcycle Superstore’s Grand National Championship.
Shayna’s win marks the first time a female has won a main event in the 50+ year existence of the sport. Shayna has been on a mission recently with a podium finish in Sacramento and a very close 4th place finish at the Springfield Mile. “I have just been digging deep and getting hungrier every time I get close to a win,” Shayna says. “I have been dreaming about this for a long time and to make it happen at a place where my grandfather has a place in the Knoxville Sprint Car Hall of Fame makes it even better.” Glenn Fitzcharles, Shayna’s grandfather, is a 5-time URC Sprint Car Champion with over 200 career wins on car tracks around the East coast. He shared the victory lap with Shayna after her win. Fitzcharles went on to say, “It is hard to put into words, but it was amazing and to do it on a famous track like Knoxville was extra special. I wish Cory and the rest of her family could have been there, but it will be something I will never forget and I was thrilled to get a victory lap around that track.”
Shayna would like to extend thanks to her whole team and awesome group of sponsors which can be found on her website, ShaynaTexter.net. She also wants to thank her family, friends and all of her fans for the support. She is thrilled to see so much response on the internet and through phone calls and letters. "Man, this is something we worked for as a team since we started this season. We had no idea how we would make it this far into the season with just the two of us together, but with some great help and support from our sponsors, we have dug deep and it paid off. That one was for our guardian angels up in the sky,” states Cory Texter.
Next up for Shayna will be Brainerd, MN where she is looking to continue her success, finish out the year strong and begin to put together her program for 2012.
About RLT Racing: RLT Racing was formed in October 2010 by Cory & Shayna Texter. RLT stands for Randy Lee Texter, their father who introduced them to racing and was their biggest supporter growing up. Both the riders are past multi-time amateur national champions. Cory is National #65 in the expert series. Shayna, the 2006 AMA Female Rider of the Year, is #25A racing in the pro singles class. The team is run and supported fully on their own efforts. If you would like more information on how to become involved with RLT racing or sponsoring the team, please contact email@example.com .
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The first Female to win an AMA Grand National Pro Singles Main Event, Shayna Texter, had worked hard all winter long and was ready to start the season off on a positive note. . READ MORE