Ever since Shayna Texter made her skilled racing debut in 2008, the Pennsylvania native has turn out to be the perfect position mannequin for aspiring ladies racers. Throughout her 15-year profession, Texter blazed a path via dust tracks throughout the nation, successful her first American Flat Track (AFT) primary occasion on the Knoxville Raceway in 2011 at simply 20 years previous.
Since then, quantity 52 has racked up 19 complete AFT Singles victories, making her the winningest rider in sequence historical past. Texter remained an AFT Singles title contender, ending third general within the 2017 and 2018 season standings, and racking up eight race wins throughout that interval.
The then-Red Bull KTM rider kicked off the 2021 season with imperious back-to-back victories at Florida’s Volusia Half-Mile, however she struggled for outcomes the rest of the season. With Texter’s KTM contract drawing to an in depth on the finish of the 2021 season, she had a option to make: stay within the AFT Singles class or transfer as much as the Super Twins sequence?
Ready to tackle the challenges of the highest class, the ever-popular rider accepted a spot on the factory-supported Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew alongside her husband and two-time Super Twins champion Briar Bauman and the defending Super Twins titleholder Jared Mees.
Transitioning from the KTM 450 SX-F to the works Indian FTR750 race machine has required further effort on the a part of chief mechanic and two-time flat monitor nationwide champion Jake Johnson, although. With Texter measuring simply 5 ft tall, the crew wanted to regulate the FTR750’s rider triangle to go well with her dimensions.
Despite the crew adapting the machine to Texter and Texter adapting her fashion to the machine, she has proven regular progress over the course of the 2022 Super Twins season. Previously, Number 52 completed 14th in her lone AFT Twins look in 2017. She lately accomplished her eighth Super Twins race on the New York Short Track, equaling her finest results of the season with an Eleventh-place end.
Texter and crew nonetheless have 9 rounds remaining this yr. With hopes of turning into the primary feminine racer to earn an AFT Super Twins podium, Texter has a difficult street forward. But, as she’s confirmed previously, if anybody can obtain that feat, it’s Shayna Texter.