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The Heart of Motocross

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Better known for his outstanding portrayal of the professional side of the sport though The Great Outdoors (TGO) series, Troy Adamitis created his very first piece focused on amateur motocross this summer. We’re sure you’ll agree that he did an outstanding job. While filming, he told us, “I’ve been around this sport for decades, I never knew this even existed!” Well, Troy…Now you do! Hopefully he’ll be back in the future to capture more of the Heart of Motocross.

Congrats to DJ Bassani – ATVA 70 Mod Champ!

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DJ brought home the title in the highly competitive ATVA 70 Modified (6-11) Class on his Cobra powered ECX70 quad!

Bassani2A huge congrats goes out to DJ Bassani (Sussex, NJ) for putting it all together in this year’s 70cc Mod title chase at the ATVA Nationals. DJ did it on a Cobra 70cc powered ECX Quad prepared by Wiley Mods. Paul at Wiley Mods has been working hard on making the Cobra 70cc engine platform the one to beat, and it appears he was successful! Congratulations to DJ and Wiley Mods!

Motorcycle Racing Action Cover Shot!

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The August Cover features Jordan Jarvis…the first girl to ever qualify for Loretta Lynn’s in the 65cc 7-9 Stock class. Unfortunately, Jordan went down in her first Girls 9-11 moto and tweaked a collar bone, so she never got to line up at the gate on her Cobra CX65…Bummer! Heal quick Jordan…We’ll see you at the Mini Os…

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Congratulations to Hunter Budd for winning Cobra’s first-ever national 65cc AMA AX title!

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Budd pilots the American-made CX65 to victory at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium – on the Monster/AMA SX track – during the AMA National Arenacross finals

HunterBudd_AXFinal2011_1HILLSDALE, Mich., (May 11, 2011) – Cobra’s CX65 reached another amazing milestone in the American-made bike’s third year of competition when this past weekend it was raced to a first-ever AMA National Arenacross Championship title by #399 Hunter Budd out of Keller, Texas.

The ten-year-old fifth grader, in his seventh year of racing, powered past another rider coming out of the over/under obstacle on the floor of Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium – the same track Ryan Villopoto would win the SX title on later that day – and onto victory, solidifying Cobra CX65’s inaugural national 65cc class Arenacross title.

“We couldn’t be more pleased for Hunter and his family – making history on the Cobra CX65 this past weekend in Las Vegas,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto. “Hunter’s had a stellar amateur motocross career on Cobras and to deliver our first-ever national AMA Arenacross title is just super. We wish Hunter the best of luck as he moves up to the 85 class full time now.”

Next up for the Cobra Nation is the Ponca City (Okla.) Grand Nationals, July 24-30.

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Cobra MXer Stilez Robertson is closing in on the company’s all-time national win record

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Robertson wins the 7-9 50cc Modified class at Ariz. Amateur Open of MX for his 20th national win on a Cobra 

Photos courtesy of Troy Powell/Volcom

CobrasStilezRobertsonheadshotHILLSDALE, Mich., (Dec. 21, 2010) – While many of today’s top pro motocross racers cut their MX teeth in the saddle of an American-built Cobra, a young guy out of Bakersfield, Calif., is putting up numbers worthy of calling him the Most successful Cobra racer of all time.

Stilez Robertson – all seven years, 62 pounds and 52 inches of him – tore it up this year, winning major amateur MX national titles at Lake Whitney (Texas), Las Vegas’ World Mini GPs and the Amateur Open of Motocross in Arizona. His effort brought his overall win total to 20, tying Cobra’s Adam Cianciarulo for the most wins ever on a Cobra 50cc bike – and Robertson still has another competition year to go on his Cobra King 50!

“Cobra’s proud to have been an integral part of Stilez’ race career and look forward to his final year on a Cobra in 2011,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Motorcycles. “He’s been at the top of his class for a number of years in the highly competitive west coast motocross scene and proved he can race with the rest of the nation by winning the 2009 4-6 title at Loretta’s.”CobrasStilezRobertsonaction

Following the same course as Cianciarulo to Team Green, both racers would actually record 20 amateur national wins in four years of racing – Cianciarulo doing so after taking his seven-year-old season off to move up to the 65cc class. He (Cianciarulo) then moved back to the King Cobra at eight years old and wracked up win No. 20. So Robertson’s final full season on the King Cobra should most certainly put him well past his Team Green counterpart on Cobra’s all-time win list.

Here’s a look at Robertson’s career record with Cobra:

2010 Amateur Open of Motocross, 50cc 7-9 Mod
2010 World Mini Grand Prix, PW Stock 7-8
2010 World Mini Grand Prix, PW Modified 7-8
2010 World Mini Grand Prix, Super PeeWee 6-9
2010 Lake Whitney Spring Classic, 51 (4-8) Open
2009 Amateur Open of Motocross – 7-9 Stock
2009 Amateur Open of Motocross – 7-9 Modified
2009 Amateur Open of Motocross – 6-9 Open
2009 Air Nautiques AMA Amateur National Championship, 51 (4-6) AMA 1 Stock
2009 Ponca City Grand National, PW Stock Thru 6
2009 Ponca City Grand National, PW Modified Thru 6
2009 World Mini Grand Prix, PW Stock Thru 6
2009 World Mini Grand Prix, PW Modified Thru 6
2009 33rd Annual Answer ProTaper GNC International Motocross Final – 50 4-6 Stock
2009 33rd Annual Answer ProTaper GNC International Motocross Final – 50 4-6 Modified
2009 Lake Whitney Spring Classic, 51 (4-6) Stock Oil Injected
2009 Lake Whitney Spring Classic, 51 (4-6) Stock AMA Class 1
2008 Amateur Open of Motocross, 4-6 Stock
2008 Amateur Open of Motocross, 4-6 Modified
2008 Branson USA National MX Championship, 4-6 Stock

Next up for Robertson and his Cobra King 50 is the 35th annual GNC International Motocross Final, March 15-20, at Oak Hill, Texas.