Cory Texter Returns To Flat Track in 2014 With Racing Unlimited Kawasaki Team
NEWS December 4, 2013
Photo courtesy of Cory Texter
Fort Dodge, IA (12/4/2013) - After a year off from the Grand National series, Cory Texter will return to the AMA Pro Flat Track series in 2014 with the Racing Unlimited Kawasaki Team. Texter will be aboard a Racing Unlimited Kawasaki in the GNC Twins Class and Honda 450's with support from Lancaster Honda in the GNC Singles Series.
Texter took the year off from the dirt in 2013 and raced a limited AMA Pro Road Racing schedule in the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series. Texter had two top-15 finishes at the Daytona Beach and Road America rounds of the series. In addition to racing in the AMA Pro Road Racing Series, Texter also raced in three rounds of the AMA All-Star Series. He had three top-5 finishes along with two podiums. Texter is also a past multi-time amateur national champion and basic expert twins winner.
"I am really excited to have something in place for next year so early in the off-season and with a great team to boot," said Texter. "I wasn't going to do this unless I was riding for a team who believed in me and on a bike I felt was capable of winning. I feel I have a lot to prove yet on the dirt. Not to my competitors, sponsors, or even my fans, but to myself. I feel like I always had the ability to compete up front and win at this level, but I just lacked confidence and a good program since my Dad passed away. I have a lot of confidence in myself and the motorcycles I am riding next season. Now it's up to me to twist the grip and make it happen."
Racing Unlimited is a Kawasaki "Team Green" dealership, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. 2014 will mark their 21st year with the brand synonomus with performance. They also carry the Victory and Polaris lines.
Alan Rodenborn, Owner of Racing Unlimited, has a strong racing background on the asphalt side of motorcycle racing. His machines have won several "Battle of Twins" national events, as well as three national titles. He has found early success in his transition to the dirt, as Shayna Texter won back to back AMA Pro Basic Twins races on a Racing Unlimited Kawasaki, at the 2013 Springfield Mile. Alan is also a supporter and sponsor of the Weirbach Racing Team with #27 Robert "Bugs" Pearson as the rider.
"Cory's passion for racing is really contagious", said Rodenborn. "His trackside manor, dedication and insight, impressed me when we first met. We have a new chassis combination for 2014 that will really suit Cory's talent and style."
Texter will be riding a Honda 450 in the GNC Singles Class and at the AMA All-Star Events with support from Lancaster Honda and Englehart R&T. Additional sponsors to the program will be announced in a future press release.
For more information on Racing Unlimited, please visit: http://racingunlimited.com/
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