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Name: Cory Texter
Age: 25
Home town: Willow Street, PA
Occupation: Motorcycle Racer, Associate Editor; Next Moto Champion Magazine

When did you start your racing career and where? I started racing a little bit when I was four years old. First race was Trail-Ways Speedway in Hanover, PA. I didn’t start racing full-time until I was 15 years old though.

What is your favorite surface to race on and track? I like everything to be honest but I prefer cushion tracks. Anything rough and fast where I can keep the throttle pinned.

Who did you, or even still do look up to in your sport and why? I looked up to a lot of guys when I was younger. Mainly Scott Parker and Ricky Graham. As well as my Dad. I really grew into a big Chris Carr fan, even when I was racing with him. He is like an adopted uncle to me.

What is your most memorable moment so far in flat track racing? My most memorable moment so far.. I would have to say making my first national at the Indy Mile was pretty cool. Huge crowd. That was a cool feeling. Giving my Dad a victory lap after I won my first expert final at Tucson, AZ was pretty special. Winning the first ever Randy Texter memorial at York in 2012 was sweet too.

During your racing career what has been your biggest disappointment. Is there a race that got away from you or a championship that you have always wanted to get but just haven’t been able to reach? I have had a lot of disappointments, but I don’t regret any of them because I feel like they have shaped me into the rider I am today. Sometimes you have to fail before you can succeed. I try and learn as much as I can at every race.

Who have you enjoyed racing against? and what rider do you wish you could have raced with that isn’t racing any more? I raced a lot with Brandon Robinson coming through the ranks and that is always fun because he is a guy you can trust at the high speeds we race at. Coolbeth and Jersey Jake Johnson are two more guys I enjoy racing with. The only person I really wish I could of raced with is my father Randy. I got to ride with him a few times but never really got to race with him. That would have been cool.

What are your goals for the 2014 season? I have a lot of goals for this season. I can sum it up quickly, I just want to go out there every race this season and ride my best. If I ride at my best, and I have fun in the process, I will be where I want to be at the end of the season.

What is one piece of advice you would give a young or new rider as they enter this great sport? Have fun. Having fun is something that sometimes gets lost coming through the ranks. It’s a blessing to go out there every weekend and race motorcycles. The rider who is having the most fun out there is usually the one who finishes the best at the end of the day.

What is the biggest difference between a framer and a new DTX bike? Oh boy. Throwback question. Framers are a blast to ride and I miss them a lot. They turn on a dime and they hook up very well. The new DTX bikes have come a long way. I have been riding a DTX bike since day one. I enjoy riding both style bikes.

Please mention your sponsors or people that have helped you throughout your racing season. I want to thank my family, friends, and fans for always sticking behind me. Alan from Racing Unlimited for giving me some fast twins to ride this year. The McElroy Packaging family. Without them this season wouldn’t be possible. Also want to thank Herr’s, Invisible Glass, Lancaster Honda, Arai, Axo, Saddlemen, Portable-Shade, DesignStar3, Motion Pro, Impact Armor, Spectro, K&N, Kicker, Alpinestars,100%, Wiseco, Falicon, Durelle Racing, EBC Brakes, Rockwell, ISC Racer’s Tape, PMP Sprockets, Slick Products, West Coast Hot Shoes, Cytomax, Muscle Milk.

Where can people follow your on social media, or a website that they can follow you though out your season? @CoryTexter on Twitter. @CoryTexter on Instagram. TexterSiblings on Facebook for updates on Shayna & myself.
 
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