After Shayna’s historical win at Knoxville, which if you didn’t see, YOU have to check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAFXWUr-sec, I decided I needed to saddle up and try and grab a few wins myself at the Marion, OH half mile on saturday.

Saturday, I rode my Harley-Davidson XR 750 to two come from behind wins in the open pro and open twins classes. After bad starts, I worked my way past the leaders and checked out to two convincing wins. It felt good to be back on a cushion half mile as I haven’t rode one since June and it felt good to be a couple “cushion specialist” from Ohio. I also hopped on Erin Kissinger’s Kawi 450 and rode the 450 pro class. I never rode that bike in my life and it was far from set-up for me. I ended up battling with Chaz Springsteen who was riding a rocket-ship and gave him all he could handle and finished a close runner-up. Third place was over a straight-away behind. I think we were down 6-7 horsepower, but overall I had a fun time riding that class as well

The track started to get crappy late in the day Saturday, so I only rode one class on Sunday. The track got really dry and became one lined. They were trying to rush the program, so instead of giving us 8 lap main events like Saturday, they only gave us 4. I got off the line 5th, passed a few guys and got into 3rd and was working on 2nd. Before I knew it, the race was over and I got a 3rd. I was pretty bummed out, because I knew I was faster then the guys ahead of me as I proved it the day before. However, you got to take the card dealt and I just didn’t have what it took to win the 4 lap shootout.

We are starting to get our program together for 2012. Shayna & I are looking forward to our 2nd year together running our own team RLT Racing. Without some more support, it will be impossible to do. We emptied out our piggy banks and did the best we could this season. There are three races left. Minnesota, and two in California. We will continue to keep you updated. Thanks for everything!

Cory Texter
RLT Racing #65
AMA GNC Dirttrack

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