X Games Harley-Davidson Flat Track Athlete Spotlight - Cory Texter
Note: AMA Pro Racing will be highlighting all 24 of the athletes racing in X Games Harley-Davidson Flat Track, which will take place Thursday, June 4 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, and be shown live on ESPN at 8:30 p.m. ET, 5:30 p.m. PT.
Cory Texter is one half of the first ever brother and sister duo to compete against each other in the X Games. He and sister Shayna come from a family of flat trackers, so it’s only fitting that they are making history in the sport together in X Games Harley-Davidson Flat Track.
Sure, Cory knows how to race – he put himself in nine main events in 2014. He even did a season as a road racer in 2013 before returning to his dirt roots.
But off the track, Cory is also a regular contributor to Cycle World magazine and hosts a weekly internet show dedicated to flat track racing with AMA Pro Flat Track play-by-play announcer, Scottie Deubler.
On the track most recently, he debuted the new Yamaha FZ-07, a power plant many think can contend with the likes of Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki and the other top brands given the right development.
Texter can ride any type of track. In 2014, he raced in main events on Short Tracks, Half-Miles, TTs and Miles. He best results came on Miles, but with the right equipment, the 3/8-mile circuit built for the X Games at Circuit of the Americas shouldn’t be a problem.
Name: Cory Texter
Home: Willow Street, Pa.
Ride: No. 65 Racing Unlimited Kawasaki EX650
In their words: “To medal at the X Games would be a pretty awesome thing. The history behind the X Games and everything involved with the event, to medal would be equally as awesome as winning an AMA Pro national.”