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Texter Edges Out Win at Sacramento Mile in Pro Singles


AMA Pro Racing/Dave Hoenig where available. Pro Singles

Shayna Texter (Dallas Forth Worth Honda / RLT Racing) backed up her solid 2011 Sacramento Mile performance, a close third place finish, with a dominating race in the 2012 edition of the 12-lap Pro Singles main. After winning her heat race with the fastest time of the night, Texter pulled the hole shot on the 18-rider field and edged to a short lead over Dominic Colindres (Frankie Morris / Bozzie Customs) and current series points leader Gerit Callies (Fun Mart Cycle Center / Rod Lake).

 While Texter looked to have the race well in hand, the war being waged behind her was intense. Stephen Vanderkuur (Parkinson Brothers Racing / Performance Cycle & Dyno) worked his way into second, shortly to be joined by Jake Shoemaker (Montgomeryville Cycle Center) and the two began to slowly close on the crowd favorite.

 Suddenly with just three laps remaining Texter was under fire. As the field raced to the white flag it was Shoemaker with the lead and Vanderkuur in second. Then as they raced down the back straight the near capacity crowd went wild as Texter fought her way back to the front of the race she had dominated. 

 "On the last lap it was like whoa this can't be happening," said Texter. "It was a long race that came down to the last lap. I grew up with these riders and love competing against them. It just feels like a fairy tale and I can't wait to come back next year."

 Vanderkuur crossed the line just 37 thousandth of a second off the lead with Shoemaker a tenth of a second back. Colindres and Callies filled out the top-five finishers.

 Callies continues to hold the Pro Singles class points lead over Ryan Wells (Weirbach Racing) who finished sixth and Jason Isennock (Highs Dairy Stores) seventh. The top three in the Sacramento Mile, Vanderkuur, Shoemaker and Texter are all closely bunched behind Isennock.

 Pro Singles Race Results        Pro Singles Point Standings

1Shayna Texter12 Laps1Gerit Callies93
2Stephen Vanderkuur0.0372Ryan Wells82
3Jake Shoemaker0.133Jason Isennock71
4Dominic Colindres0.174Stephen Vanderkuur69
5Gerit Callies0.2615Jake Shoemaker68
6Ryan Wells2.3066Shayna Texter64
7Jason Isennock2.6157Wyatt Maguire47
8James Monaco4.2558Zakk Palmer43
9Wyatt Maguire4.399Jake Cunningham43
10Ryan Foster4.85710Eric Stump41
11Michael Bickerton4.86   
12Adam Bushman9.461   
13Hunter Taylor10.845   
14Michael Inderbitzin16.731   
15Cole Crowley16.769   
16Casey Yarrow16.904   
17Wyatt Anderson17.037   
18Robert Bacosa24.469