As the 2020 season nears an end some teams have already switched their focus to 2021. Shayna Texter and the Red Bull KTM team remain fully engaged on finishing the 2020 season strong and to getting the number 52 back out front where it belongs before we start thinking of next year.
This past weekend in Charlotte the number 52 team joined several other AFT teams and a top IMSA Sports-car program at an amazing indoor rock climbing event at Cliff Hangers in Mooresville, North Carolina. NBC was on hand to cover the event as well.
Here is a sneak-peak!
The Charlotte Half Mile track is located just outside the confines of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The track is a red clay banked surface and more of a traditional shape compared to the recent more “D” shaped tracks. Shayna was fast right away and found herself on the front row for the semi qualifier.
Shayna got a great start in the semi and immediately began to stretch out a lead before a red flag appeared on the 4th lap. The flag would signal a downed rider and would force a re-start of the semi. Shayna once again got a good start but she hit handlebars with an aggressive rider that forced her off of the main line. Shayna adjusted and raced home to finish the 8 lap event in 4th place.
The main event saw riders using lines all over the clay surface. Shayna rode hard but battled lack of front and rear grip from about the midway point of the race. A frustrated and disappointed Shayna Texter brought the number 52 Red Bull KTM to the paddock at the conclusion of the event with hopes of making adjustments for Saturday’s event. The Saturday portion of the Charlotte event was rained out…the team will head to Daytona for the final two rounds on the little “Bull Ring” short track on October 16-17.
This is how we travel during Covid-19. Briar and are able to avoid airports and hotels and keep each other safe. It’s a lot of extra work sometimes with campers but we love our life!