Patriarch Of Racing's Texter Family Passes Away

Saddlemen-Sponsored Flat Trackers Cory & Shayna Texter's Grandfather Was 85

Ray Texter - Funeral Notice

We at Saddlemen received word Wednesday night of Ray "Tex" Texter's (above, at right) death. We have had the honor of sponsoring the current generation of racing Texters, and working with the family's racing team. The recent loss of Randy Texter this past summer makes the loss even tougher. Our sympathies go out to all the Texter family, along with the many friends and colleagues of this veteran of the motorsport community.

Below is the message and information we received from Cory Texter.

Sad News From Texter Racing

I wanted to let all of my sponsors know that my grandfather Ray "Tex" Texter passed away last night. He was 85. It is only four months ago that his son, my father, also passed away on August 30th. They were the only reason I have any involvment in racing that I do now. My Dad & Grandpa were the ultimate father/son team through-out my Dad's career. Pop Texter tuned the wrenches and my Dad was the rider. Without things I have learned from both of them over the years, I would not be at a level now where I can continue to further my racing career alongside my sister.

RLT Racing will have another angel looking down on us in 2011. I can't thank all of you enough for helping us this coming season. Without you guys, we would literally have nothing to go racing... However, you will see Shayna and myself at every race next season and we are coming at the competition hard. We have been riding, training and ready to get going. Daytona is only two months away and we are very excited for what 2011 brings. Our goal is to be on the podium and win, gain exposure and have fun. The last couple years have been hard for us and with the things we have been dealing with have really dampened our focus at the track.

Photo [above] from L to R: Shayna, My Dad, Al Wilcox (legendary flagger), and Pop Texter.

Services for Pop Texter are at Charles F Snyder Funeral Home.3110 Lititz Pike. Lititz,PA 17543 (if you attended my dads its at the same place).

Viewing Sunday 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-9:00

Viewing Monday 10:00-11:00 & Service at 11:00


Cory Texter

RLT Racing #65

AMA GNC Dirttrack


Since our founding, we at Saddlemen have been an enthusiastic sponsor of motorsports. And while the focus can often appear to be on machines and specialty parts, the heart and soul of the sport, and what makes it great are the people involved: racers, devoted technicians, team owners, and fans - people like "Tex" Texter.