Texters Ride For Love Of Sport And Family
Shayna Texter and brother Cory decided to ride on after the death of their father.
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Cory and Shayna Texter know well the tough life of an AMA Pro Flat Track racer; after all, their father, Randy, was an AMA U.S. Twin Sports Champion. But when he died in 2010 the siblings didn’t know if they could continue in the sport.
Their biggest supporter had succumbed to cancer at just age 48, and with their father gone, so was their financial support, crew and equipment. The brother and sister were devastated over losing their father. However, they decided they had worked too hard just to quit.
“Our goal in 2003, when we started, was to get a Grand National number and continue on,” Shayna said. “That pushed me forward, to give me the determination that I wanted this not only for myself, but for him (father).”
Eventually, the Texters became the first brother-sister duo to qualify for a GNC1 main event and to earn national numbers. Cory uses No. 65, one of his father’s national numbers. Their father’s other national number – 25 – was already taken, so Shayna reversed it to make her national number 52. Read the full story »