WILLOW STREET, PA – February 10, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Cory Texter and newly founded Cory Texter Racing will contend the entire 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship beginning with rounds one and two next month in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Cory Texter Racing was unofficially formed last August when Texter ventured off on his own dime and put together his own program to contest the remaining rounds of the 2015 season. Running a new Kawasaki Vulcan S engine platform, Texter finished the season strong and even scored his first heat-race win at the final GNC1 Twins event, the Roar on the Shore, at Delaware International Speedway.
“Last season was tough for me emotionally not being able to secure a full-time ride for the year and having to sit on the sidelines in the middle of the year,” Texter said. “I am thankful how it all happened because it made me hungrier and work harder, which, in turn, has opened a lot of doors for my racing career.”
This will be Texter’s first full season in the championship since 2009. For the Singles rounds, he will have in his stable Honda CRF450Rs supported by longtime-sponsor Lancaster Honda. For the Twins rounds, Texter will race a Big-A linkage-framed 700cc Kawasaki Vulcan S and a 750cc Kawasaki Vulcan S.
“I don’t have a factory rig or a team of mechanics at my disposal at the moment, but I know for certain I will be aboard bikes that are capable of winning races at any track on the circuit,” Texter said. “Alan Rodenborn at Racing Unlimited is behind my engine program, and Gordy Schopieray at Pro One Industries is the man assembling the steeds, so I couldn’t be more confident in my equipment.”
McElroy Packaging will once again headline Texter’s sponsorship program. The family-based packaging plant from Wooster, Ohio, has been a strong supporter for several seasons. In addition, Cycle World magazine continues to be a driving force behind Texter’s race efforts. He plans to write frequent articles for the leading print publication and its website, www.cycleworld.com, during the 2016 season. In addition to CTR’s many great associate sponsors, Shock Strap, Evans Cooling, K&N and Durelle Racing have stepped up as marketing partners.
“I am spending a lot of my own money to make this deal happen,” Texter said, “but I look at it as an investment. I have a lot of confidence in my abilities both on and off the track, and I have never shied away from a challenge. I have been working really hard during the offseason, and I am eager to get this championship started.”
Texter will officially kick off his 2016 season at the AMA All-Star season opener in Savannah, Georgia, on March 4. He will then compete at a second AMA All-Star event in Barberville, Florida, on March 6 prior to rounds one and two of the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship at Daytona International Speedway on March 10 and 11.