Richie Morris Racing and Shayna Texter team up to form AMA Pro Flat Track team for 2015 and 2016
Courtesy of Richie Morris Racing:
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 3, 2015) - Former road race champion team owner, Richie Morris, announced today that he and female phenomenon, Shayna Texter have signed a multi-year agreement to compete in AMA Pro Flat Track. The team’s debut will be August 4th at Black Hills Speedway in the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines premier class.
Richie Morris Racing (RMR) and Texter will complete the remainder of 2015 together and on through 2016.
“I feel the time is right to bring a race team back to the national level,” says Morris. “At the present, AMA Pro Flat Track is one of the hottest forms of racing in the United States. Add the international attention being received, along with the renewed interest of all motorcycle manufacturers, it is unprecedented. In short, its go time! As far as Shayna, she is a little bad ass! I raced with her dad, so I know what is in her DNA. She, like any rider, needs a proper motorcycle and team around her to compete at this level. It will be RMR’s goal to deliver that to her.”
The team will be sponsored in 2015 by long-time Texter supporter, McElroy Packaging. Also, Roland Sands Design (RSD), will make its debut as a sponsor in the AMA Pro Flat Track Series by supporting the team.
"As a long time supporter of Shayna Texter, we are proud to be associated with RMR and this new chapter in Shayna’s career,” stated Steve McElroy, Vice President of McElroy Packaging.
"The crew at Roland Sands Design is proud to partner with Shayna Texter and Richie Morris Racing for the remainder of the AMA Pro Flat Track schedule”, stated Roland Sands. "Shayna is the future female face of flat track and with Roland Sands helping to push flat track to new audiences, we're hoping to grow the support and excite new fans about dirt sliding”.
There’s no denying that the public opinion of Texter is overwhelmingly positive on all fronts within the AMA Pro Flat Track paddock and community, as she has established herself as not only a fast motorcycle racer, but more importantly, an amazing human being. RMR’s decision to bring on the 24-year-old Willow Street, Pa., native presents an excellent opportunity for Texter, RMR and its supporters for 2015, 2016 and beyond.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to put my professional career back on track!” says Texter. “ What RMR has accomplished in the past speaks for itself. The fact that Richie and my dad raced together for years just adds to the cool factor!
Texter’s ability to perform at the highest level when she’s armed with the proper equipment has been made apparent over the years. In 2013, she shredded GNC2 competition at both Springfield Miles when she recorded both victories by a combined landslide. Texter also won at Sacramento and Indianapolis miles that same year!
In addition to signing Texter for the remainder of 2015 and all of 2016, RMR is expected to sign another AMA Pro Flat Track athlete for the upcoming 2016 season.
While Texter will continue to compete on her Kawasaki in 2015, the decision has yet to be determined as to which manufacturer she or her future teammate will ride in 2016.
The team hauler will located at Black Hills Harley Davidson (Today) Monday, August 3rd. Shayna will be there from 2-4 p.m. signing autographs.
All of the action from Black Hills Speedway can be viewed live on www.FansChoice.tv. To purchase tickets to the event, please visit https://www.sturgisharleydavidson.com/.
Fans who are interesting in following RMR/Shayna Texter on social media, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ShaynaTexter52, twitter.com/shaynatexter, instagram.com/shaynatexter, https://www.facebook.com/RichieMorrisRacing, twitter.com/rmorrisracing, instagram.com/richiemorrisracing.
RMR is a professional motorcycle race team. Having competed at the highest level in different genres of motorcycle racing, RMR has won four national championships in AMA Pro Road Racing. The team has scored numerous wins and podium finishes with many different professional riders. We believe in building a solid platform to win races and championships. In doing so, our mission being that of delivering value to our riders and partners.
About McElroy Packaging
McElroy Packaging has been serving the packaging industry for many years. With Wooster Ohio as the location of our manufacturing and administrative facility we take pride in serving northern Ohio with high quality packaging products and services. We provide our customers with quality products that meet and exceed their expectations. We believe that each customer deserves to be treated not as a client but as a relationship. We provide our clients with continual communication and service.
About Roland Signs Design
Roland Sands Design is a motorcycle, product and apparel company that has its roots in racing, custom bike building and design. Our inspiration comes from a high performance background that blends the love of two wheels with the desire to create unique products. We live the two wheeled life and our crew is a diverse collection of road racers, off-road, dirt track, super moto and custom bike builders and riders. It's this diversity that allows us to work with the best in the industry on a variety of projects. Our clients include Ducati, Dunlop, Harley-Davidson, Panasonic, Performance Machine, Piaggio, Polaris, Toyota, Triumph, Vance and Hines, Yamaha and many others.
About AMA Pro Flat Track
AMA Pro Flat Track is the world's premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit www.amaproracing.com/ft/, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or live stream the on-track action on FansChoice.tv.