Texter Brings Tucson Half-Mile Crowd to Their Feet With Last Lap Victory
NEWS October 10, 2012
Photo by Dave Hoenig
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 10, 2012) - The 16 lap Motorcycle-Superstore.com main roared into turn one with DFW Honda / RLT Racing's Shayna Texter leading the pack with first Dominic Colindres (Weirbach Racing) then Stephen Vanderkuur (Parkinson Brothers Racing) giving chase.
While it appeared the Motorcycle-Superstore.com main might be the race that would never end it developed into one of the best races of the night.
Four laps into the race, a red flag came out as Sam Knox (Stockton Moto) bailed. Once again Texter held her position, but fast qualifier Wyatt Maguire (Kirkland Racing) made the most of the restart and was heading a tight pack of riders now in pursuit.
Texter was greeted by the red flag again on lap 10 as Cole Anderson (Diesel Minnesota) had fallen exiting turn two. The restart saw Rodney Spencer Jr. emerge from the pack and close on Texter, who appeared to be struggling off the turns. Lap 12 saw Spencer shot into the lead, but the red lights were on once again a lap later.
Wyatt Anderson (Colbert Power Sports) and Cody Johncox (Weirbach Racing) tangled on the back straight, ending their night. This prompted a five lap dash to the finish.
Spencer got a great restart, but Texter was not giving up. On the last lap Texter thrilled the large crowd with an outside pass in turns three and four as she charged to a .132 second win.
Sunoco "Go the Distance" Award Update
1. Jake Shoemaker - 298.47 mi.
2. Wyatt Maguire - 288.56 mi.
3. Jason Isennock - 287.14 mi.