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Cobra Moto racers sweep all 50cc MX/SX titles at Florida’s Thor Winter Olympics!

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American-made bikes and kids dominate the last big amateur national of the ’17 season, six different 50cc Cobra Championships blanket the week of racing!

cobra_-kade-johnsonHILLSDALE, Mich., (Dec. 2, 2016) – All-American kids on best American-made competition mini cycles around. Six championships in six classes. The incredible racing heritage of Cobra Moto continued this past week/weekend with a thorough 50cc podium-dominating effort at the legendary Thor Winter Olympics held at Gatorback MX Park in Gainesville, Fla.

Kids on Cobras had such a strong showing at Gatorback, winning not only all six 50cc divisions, all six 1st & 2nd place efforts, but also taking an incredible 17 of 18 possible podium spots – including an unprecedented six class victories from five different kids. It was, to say the least, a Cobra Moto podium festival @ Gatorback!

“Wow. What a week. Congrats from everyone at the Cobra Moto factory to all the Cobra Kids that participated, and a big high-five to all that raced to podium finishes,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “From launching our new CX65 to helping everyone on Cobras at the Mini Os with our factory support rig, Gatorback is always a huge event for us. And to come away with the entire class victories was just incredible.”

Cobra Moto’s top performer on the weekend in the 50cc junior classes was local Floridian Seth Dennis. The Cobra CX50JR pilot, who earlier in the year won the Loretta’s 4-6 championship, was undefeated in MX and SX competition at Gatorback – going 1st/1st/1st/1st in four motos. Illinois racer Mikah Carpenter, kept Dennis honest, racing to a well-deserved runner-up position to Dennis in both the 51cc 4-6 Limited SX and MX classes.

On the Cobra Moto CX50SR bikes it’d be a couple Johnsons – Florida’s Bradyn Johnson (MX) and Utah’s Kade Johnson (SX) – that would sweep the 51cc 4-8 Limited classes, with Kade Johnson podiuming (3rd) in the MX class as well. And in the premier 51cc 7-8 Limited class MX division, Tennessee’s Drew Adams would race to the win over 2nd place Kade Johnson, while Pennsylvania’s Luke Fauser raced his CX50SR to victory over runner-up (again) Kade Johnson in the 51cc 7-8 Limited SX class.

Cobra Moto 2016 Mini Os 51cc results

Motocross

51cc 4-6 Limited                      51cc 4-8 Limited                       51cc 7-8 Limited

1st – Seth Dennis, Fla.              1st – Bradyn Johnson, Fla.         1st – Drew Adams, Tenn.

2nd – Mikah Carpenter, Ill.     2nd – Landen Gordon, Calif.      2nd – Kade Johnson, Utah

3rd – Jesse Shedden, Calif.      3rd – Kade Johnson, Utah          3rd – Landen Gordon, Calif.

Supercross

51cc 4-6 Limited                      51cc 4-8 Limited                      51cc 7-8 Limited

1st – Seth Dennis, Fla.              1st – Kade Johnson, Utah           1st – Luke Fauser, Pa.

2nd – Mikah Carpenter, Ill.     2nd – Tyler Mollet, Fla.               2nd – Kade Johnson, Utah

3rd – Mason Raynos, N.C.       3rd – Tyler Cole, Fla.

On the 65s at the Mini Os Cobra Moto was led by California’s Parker Ross and Arizona’s Julien Beaumer. Ross would grab a podium finish in the 65’s premier SX division class, the 7-11, and also podium in the MX division’s 65 10-11 class. Ross added a respectable 5th in the 65 SX 10-11 Limited class. Beaumer would lock down an impressive three 3rd place overall podium finishes, two in the SX 7-9 and 7-9 Limited classes, along with the MX 65 7-9 Limited class. And racing right with Beaumer for most of the competition was Georgia’s Casey Cochran, topping Beaumer with a 4th place finish in the 65 7-9 MX class, then right behind Beaumer in the MX 7-9 Limited class and 65 7-11 class, as well as the SX 7-9 and 7-9 Limited classes.

Cobra 2016 Moto Mini Os 65cc results

Motocross

65cc 10-11                                   65cc 10-11 Limited                         65cc 7-9

3rd – Parker Ross, Calif.           6th – Parker Ross, Calif.                4th – Casey Cochran, Ga.

                                                     7thJett Burgess-Stevens, Ill.    5thJulien Beaumer, Ariz.

65cc 7-9 Limited                      65cc 7-11             

3rd – Julien Beaumer, Ariz.      3rd – Julien Beaumer, Ariz.

5th – Casey Cochran, Ga.           4th – Casey Cochran, Ga.

       

Supercross

65cc 10-11 Limited                    65cc 7-9                                               65cc 7-9 Limited

5th – Parker Ross, Calif.            3rdJulien Beaumer, Ariz.                3rd – Julien Beaumer, Ariz.

5th – Casey Cochran, Ga.           6th – Casey Cochran, Ga.                                  

65cc 7-11            

3rd – Julien Beaumer, Ariz.

4th – Casey Cochran, Ga.

Cobra Moto would like to thank all of the companies it partners with to bring the finest minicycles in the world to market including Bel-Ray, SKF, CARD, Dunlop, Answer/Pro Taper and Aeromod International.

Photo courtesy of: Cobra Moto

About Cobra Moto

Cobra Moto, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra Moto’s mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at http://www.cobramoto.com/ and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.

HPPR is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations and promotions for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, HPPR’s Pat Schutte can be reached at pat@highprofilepr.com

Cobra Moto’s new CX65 debuts @ Mini Os, along w/ full Cobra support for racers

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Cobra Moto’s factory support big rig’s nearing Florida, manned with a full crew of engineering & tech support and packed to the ceiling with Cobra parts

cobra-moto-haulerHILLSDALE, Mich., (Nov. 18, 2016) – One of America’s longest-running amateur motocross events, the 2017 Thor Winter Olympics, presented by Pro Circuit, at Gainesville’s (Fla.) Gatorback Cycle Park, is the destination for all things Cobra Moto next week (Nov. 21-26). Cobra’s factory support rig hit the road today, full of every Cobra CX part imaginable, along with an engineering and tech staff available to every kid there that’s racing the legendary American-made Cobra mini cycles.

Also along for the ride, and making its debut on the national amateur motocross circuit, is the highly anticipated 2017 Cobra Moto CX65.

“Thanksgiving with the Cobra Moto families from all over the USA – doesn’t get much better than that for Cobra’s factory support staff,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “The Mini Os is an event Cobra Moto looks forward to every year, acts as a highly important gauge for our engineering team and allows us to make a big splash with new product – this year being the debut of our all-new CX65.”

Packed full of American Made parts, the “radically re-designed” CX65, according to Hilbert, features an array of improvements, including:

  • All-new top end, exhaust, transmission and brakes.
  • Improved clutch, featuring a re-designed hydraulic actuator that’s more reliable and requires less maintenance.
  • The most horsepower in its class, “not just in peak, but also the broadest and smoothest power delivery,” according to Hilbert.
  • All-new computer controlled electronic power valve.
  • Only bike in its class with a full cartridge fork.
  • Answer/Pro Taper bars.
  • Dunlop MX51s.
  • Topped off with Bel-Ray’s industry-leading brake, shock, fork & air filter oil, transmission fluid and bearing grease.
  • Bullet-proof wheels made in Cobra’s factory and exclusive to the CX65.
  • Appointed billet goodies everywhere.

Along with the new CX65 under the Cobra Moto factory rig canopy, those attending the Mini Os can watch the action as it happens, “Live,” with racing, timing and scoring on multiple large high definition monitors. Cobra Moto’s engineering and tech crew – the guys who actually designed the parts and build the bikes – knowing them beyond inside and out – are there to assist all Cobra Moto racers and families, featuring a truckload of parts and accessories at their fingertips.

“Good luck next week from everybody at the Cobra Moto factory here in Michigan,” added Hilbert.

Cobra Moto would like to thank all of the companies it partners with to bring the finest minicycles in the world to market including Bel-Ray, SKF, CARD, Dunlop, Answer/Pro Taper and Aeromod International.

Photos courtesy of: Cobra Moto

Cobra Moto, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra Moto’s mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at http://www.cobramoto.com/ and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.

High Profile Public Relations (HPPR), LLC, is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations – both industry and mainstream – for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, HPPR’s Pat Schutte can be reached at pat@highprofilepr.com.

Cobra Moto’s Luke Fauser & Seth Dennis sweep top 50cc titles @ Loretta’s

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Aboard the new Cobra Moto Factory Works Edition 50SR, Fauser tops Jaden Palmer & Mason Tucker in an all-Cobra Moto 7-8 class championship podium

Cobra Moto's Luke Fauser podium

Cobra Moto’s Luke Fauser on the LL podium

HILLSDALE, Mich., (Aug. 9, 2016) – Kids on the American-made Cobra Moto competition minicycles stepped up big at the world’s No. 1 amateur motocross competition this past week/weekend at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, the 35th running of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur Motocross Championships, presented by AMSOIL. And in doing so despite tough conditions for everyone (and the little bikes in particular), captured the main 50cc class championships in sweeping fashion, while scoring key podium and top five class finishes in the 65cc classes as well.

The standout performance for Cobra Moto at Loretta’s was Pennsylvania’s Luke Fauser, capturing the 7-8 51cc Limited title. Fauser, a Cobra Moto factory elite racer, was topped in the opening moto by fellow Cobra Moto Factory Works Edition (FWE) pilot Jaden Palmer (New Jersey), but would rally back to win the next two motos, parlaying his 3rd/1st/1st performance into a national championship. Palmer and Cobra Moto’s Mason Tucker (Pennsylvania) would make it a clean FWE 50SR sweep in the class, rounding out the podium in 2nd and 3rd places, respectively.

Cobra Moto's Luke Fauser action v1

Cobra Moto’s Luke Fauser in action

Cobra Moto kids on the industry-leading 50JRs would fair just as well, with Florida’s Seth Dennis sweeping top honors (1st/1st/1st), while Illinois’ Mikah Carpenter (2nd) and Iowa’s Miles McCarty (3rd), who overcame a crash in the final moto (42nd to 8th), rounded out the podium in that class. And new for 2016 at Loretta’s – the 51cc 4-6 Special Edition class – it’d be North Carolinian Walker Herndon standing on the podium in 3rd.

In all, Cobra Moto racers swept seven of the nine possible podium spots, 13 of 15 possible top five spots and 22 of 30 top ten spots!

“It was a banner week for our 50cc kids and the new Factory Works Edition bikes. We couldn’t be more pleased,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “Congrats to Luke and Seth on their 50cc championships, as well as the legions of Cobra Moto kids that qualified for Loretta’s this year.”

Cobra Moto's Seth Dennis podium

Cobra Moto’s Seth Dennis on the LL podium

On the 65s at Loretta’s Cobra Moto was led in the 7-9 Limited class by Michigan’s Cole Kish on his CX65. Kish would win the opening moto, then raced consistently for an overall 3rd place podium finish. Arizona’s Julien Beaumer would also run well, placing 7th – thanks to a podium 3rd place finish in the final moto. And in the 7-11 65 class it’d be Cobra Moto’s Parker Ross (Calif.) battling to a hard-fought 5th place overall finish. Ross then backed that up with a 7th overall in the 65cc 10-11 Limited class.

Noteworthy: Cobra Moto factory racer Casey Cochran (Tennessee) would battle bike setup issues all week long, but finished strong in both the 7-9 and 7-11 65cc classes, as did Trevor Colip (Ind.) who overcame a gnarly strep infection in his leg to score a couple top ten moto finishes in the 10-11 Limited class.

Cobra Moto would like to thank all of the companies it partners with to bring the finest minicycles in the world to market including Bel-Ray, SKF, CARD, Dunlop and Aeromod International.

Cobra Moto's Seth Dennis action

Cobra Moto’s Seth Dennis in action

Photos courtesy of: Action by Scott Lukatis/Bel-Ray; Podium by Cobra Moto

Cobra Moto, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra Moto’s mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at http://www.cobramoto.com/ and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.

High Profile Public Relations (HPPR), LLC, is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations – both industry and mainstream – for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, HPPR’s Pat Schutte can be reached at pat@highprofilepr.com.

Cobra Off-Road riders take top spots at the ECEA

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Cobra Off-Road riders take top spots at the ECEA (East Coast Enduro Association) Youth Harescramble Series.   Factory 65 Rider Nathan Dulaney earned the Number 1 plate of the Juniors Division, While Kenny “Kenitto” Held earned the Number 1 plate in the 50cc Division.

Kenitto was presented with a new 2016 Off-Road Equipped CX65, and signed a factory Cobra contract.  Both riders are sponsored by Fun Factory Racing in New Jersey.  “We all know what a Cobra can do in 15 minutes on a motocross track.  These bikes can do the same thing in 90 minutes on the gnarly woods, rocks, and mud of an off-road track.” said John Castaldi, owner of Fun Factory.
Both of these riders will also be competing in the AMA East Championship and may GNCC events.
Nathan Dulaney (2)   Kenitto Held

Cobra Moto kids, led by Janik, Adams & Garroutte, earn 50cc titles @ Thor Mini Os!

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The American-made Cobra Moto bikes race to multiple titles and podium finishes in the hotly-contested 50cc classes at Gatorback

Cobra Moto's Casey Cochran and Kristian Janik at Mini OsHILLSDALE, Mich., (Dec. 2, 2015) – The last big amateur outdoor national of the 2015 competition season again had a decided Cobra Moto flare to it as the heralded American-made competition mini cycle factory nailed multiple titles and podium finishes in the 50cc MX and SX classes, continuing Cobra Moto’s 25-year tradition of homegrown excellence at the prestigious Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX Park.

Leading the charge for Cobra Moto at the Mini Os were Illinois’ Krystian Janik, who won the 7-8 51cc MX title, and California’s Sam Garroutte and Tennessee’s Drew Adams, who captured 4-6 51cc class championships in the MX and SX divisions, respectively.

“Can’t say enough for the effort put forth by all the Cobra Moto kids at the Mini Os this past week,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “We came into the Mini Os this year with a young squad and left with a number of titles and podium finishes. So all signs point to even bigger and better things for Cobra Moto in 2016.”

In addition to the aforementioned racers capturing titles, longtime Cobra Moto Elite Team racer Casey Cochran (Georgia) had a solid weekend, scoring podium finishes in both the 7-8 51cc MX and SX classes while battling Janik all weekend in the 7-9 65cc classes. And both Cochran and Janik have another year in the 7-9 65cc class!

Another up-and-coming Cobra Moto racer, Illinois’ Mikah Carpenter (Cobra Moto/Allegan Motorsports) would secure – as a five-year-old – a podium finish in the 4-6 51cc MX class, joining Cobra Moto’s Canyon Richards (New Jersey) and Garroutte on the podium. And rounding out the hard work on the weeklong competition was Cobra Moto’s Brayden Calderon (Florida), who put in a couple impressive top five performances in both the 4-8 51cc MX and SX classes.

Cobra Moto also thanks it partners – Bel Ray, Dunlop, CARD, Haas, Liquid Performance, SKF and Pro Circuit.

Photo courtesy of: Cobra Moto

About Cobra Moto

Cobra Moto, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra Moto’s mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at www.cobramoto.com and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.

Aysling is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations and promotions for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, Aysling’s Pat Schutte can be reached at Pat.Schutte@Aysling.com

Cobra Moto offers trackside support to all Cobra Kids competing at Florida’s Mini Os this week!

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Cobra Moto’s factory hauler makes the trek down from Michigan to provide trackside support at the last major amateur MX national of 2015

Cobra Moto's trackside support @ 2015 Mini OsHILLSDALE, Mich., (Nov. 23, 2015) – For 25 years now the American made Cobra competition mini cycles have been tearing it up at the Thor Winter Olympics, aka the Mini Os, at the legendary Gatorback MX Park in Gainesville, Fla. – capturing an unprecedented amount of titles, podiums and awards at the longstanding Thanksgiving week event.

And once again Cobra Moto is providing its racers – from the team kids to all the up-and-comers racing Cobra Moto bikes – a professional level of factory support that legions of racers and their dads (and moms) have come to know as the industry standard as we approach three decades of Cobra Moto racing at the Mini Os!

“Along with Bel-Ray, Dunlop, CARD, Haas, Liquid Performance, SKF and Pro Circuit, Cobra Moto congratulates all its racers on a great season and wishes everyone the best of luck this week at the Mini Os,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “Please make sure you stop by the Cobra Moto hauler and let us know how you’re doing and, more importantly, if there’s anything we can do for you.”

Action at the Mini Os gets underway today with Supercross practice and qualifying. Stay tuned to Cobra Moto’s Facebook page for updates from Gainesville throughout the week.

Photo courtesy of: Cobra Moto

About Cobra Moto

Cobra Moto, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra Moto’s mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at www.cobramoto.com and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.

Aysling is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations and promotions for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, Aysling’s Pat Schutte can be reached at Pat.Schutte@Aysling.com

Cobra Moto’s Casey Cochran wins Loretta’s!

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51cc Sr. champ Cochran is amateur motocross racing’s comeback story of the summer; William Canaguier leads Cobra Moto’s sweep of 51cc 4-6 Jr. class

Cobra Moto's 2015 Loretta's 51cc Sr. champ Casey CochranHILLSDALE, Mich., (Aug. 3, 2015) – Cobra Moto’s Casey Cochran (Tenn.) has completed one of the more memorable comeback efforts in the 34-year history of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur Motocross Championships, presented by AMSOIL. The nine-year-old raced to an impressive 51cc Sr. 7-9 class championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch this past weekend, overcoming a crash that broke both his legs this past April.

Cochran’s 51cc Sr. class victory, coupled with William Canaguier’s (Pa.) 4-6 51cc Jr. class championship, gave Cobra Moto a sweep of the premier 51cc class titles at Loretta’s this year – sealing one of the better amateur national championship runs in recent years for the Michigan-based and American-made Cobra Moto factory.

“I can’t say enough about Casey’s effort this past week at Loretta’s,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “That’s easily one of the more incredible comebacks I’ve ever witnessed. It speaks volumes for how tough and determined the kid is.”

Cochran went 2nd/2nd in the opening motos, then his speed and consistency paid off in the decisive third moto – which he won to claim the overall title. Cobra Moto’s Krystian Janik (Ill.) would race to 2nd place behind Cobra Moto's Casey Cochran actionCochran in the third moto, locking down the third and final podium spot and giving Cobra Moto the title and two out of three podium positions to go with seven out the top ten places in the 51cc Sr. class!

“Definitely one of the more successful years we’ve had with our 51cc senior racers at Loretta’s in some time,” added Hilbert.

In the 51cc Jr. class Cobra Moto racers, as usual, swept the podium, the top ten … top 15 … 25 … and all the way through 31st place, having qualified 40 of the 42 bikes entered under the Cobra Moto marque. Leading the little guys’ charge for Cobra Moto were Canaguier and Sam Garroutte (Calif.), who went 2nd/1st/2nd for 2nd place overall. Rounding out the 51cc Jr. 4-6 class was another fast Californian on a Cobra CXJR, Manuel Dumais.

And on the 65s Cobra Moto was led by top five finishes in the hotly-contested 7-9 class by California’s Parker Ross (4th) and Wisconsin’s Johnny Weber (5th).

Up next for Cobra: 2016 bike launch!

Photos courtesy of: Rodney Webb (Cochran action) and Cobra Moto (podiums)

Cobra Moto, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra Moto’s mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at www.cobramoto.com and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.

Aysling is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations and promotions for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, Aysling’s Pat Schutte can be reached at Pat.Schutte@Aysling.com

Cobra Moto dominates the 51cc classes at Gatorback’s 43rd annual Thor Winter Olympics

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California’s Ryder DiFrancesco captures three overall 50cc MX & SX titles and Canada’s Ryder McNabb, Pa.’s Kyle Born & N.M.’s Evan Woody add three more!

Cobra Moto Ryders, DiFrancesco, left, & McNabb @ 2014 Mini OsHILLSDALE, Mich. (Dec. 4, 2014) – The final major amateur national of the 2014 competition season wrapped up this past week/weekend with the 43rd running of Thor Winter Olympics, presented by Pro Circuit, at Florida’s famed Gatorback Cycle Park. And American-made Cobra Moto bikes were again the class of the 51cc races, capturing the majority of the MX and SX titles on the week, including podium sweeps in the premier MX and SX 7-8 Limited classes on the industry-leading CX50SR.

Wrapping up his illustrious career on Cobra Moto bikes, with three class wins (2 MX, 1 SX) at Gatorback, was California’s Ryder DiFrancesco. Certainly one of the all-time greats coming out of the legendary champion-producing Cobra Moto factory program, DiFrancesco captured the 51cc 4-8 Limited and 51cc 7-8 Limited MX titles, along with the 51cc 4-8 Limited SX title.

“We can’t say enough about what a pleasure it was to work with Ryder and his family over the years – he’s definitely one of the few riders to come out of Cobra Moto with an impeccable competition record during his tenure here,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto. “We wish Ryder the best with his racing in the years to come, and look forward to closely following what should prove to be a very successful pro racing career.”

Also coming up big at Gatorback for Cobra Moto was Canada’s Ryder McNabb. With a 51cc 7-8 Limited title in SX and podium finishes behind DiFrancesco in 51cc 4-8 Limited SX (2nd) and 51cc 7-8 Limited MX (3rd), McNabb was Cobra Moto’s second-highest scoring racer at the Mini Os. And joining McNabb with a 1st place podium finish in the 51cc 4-6 Limited SX class aboard Cobra Moto’s CX50JR was Pennsylvania’s Kyle Born, who was joined on the podium in an all-Cobra Moto/Pennsylvania sweep by Will Canaguier (2nd) and Luke Fauser (3rd)! New Mexico’s Evan Woody added the 51cc 4-6 Limited MX title for Cobra Moto, with Cobra CX50JR racer Danilo Pinheiro (Mass.) in the runner-up spot.

And on the 65s Cobra Moto was led by New York’s Reed Cooper, who placed a solid 5th in the 7-9 SX class.\

Cobra Moto podium results from the 2014 Thor Winter Olympics

MX                                                                             SX

51cc 4-6 Limited                                                 51cc 4-6 Limited                                                                   

1st – Evan Woody, N.M.                                         1st – Kyle Born, Pa.

2nd – Danilo Pinheiro, Mass.                                2nd – Will Canaguier, Pa.

3rd – Luke Fauser, Pa.

 

51cc 4-8 Limited                                                        51cc 4-8 Limited                                           

1st – Ryder DiFrancesco, Calif.                                  1st – Ryder DiFrancesco, Calif.

2nd – Krystian Janik, Ill.                                              2nd – Ryder McNabb, Canada

 

51cc 7-8 Limited                                                        51cc 7-8 Limited

1st – Ryder DiFrancesco, Calif.                                  1st – Ryder McNabb, Canada

2nd – Noah Geyer, Va.                                                2nd – Jay Covert, Pa.

3rd – Ryder McNabb, Canada                                   3rd – Jett Burgess, Ill.

 

Up next for Cobra Moto: Christmas!

Photos: From the Cobra Nation Facebook page

Cobra Moto, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra Moto’s mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at www.cobramoto.com and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.

Aysling is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations and promotions for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, Aysling’s Pat Schutte can be reached at patschutte@aysling.com

Cobra Moto dominates the 51cc classes at Gatorback’s 43rd annual Thor Winter Olympics

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California’s Ryder DiFrancesco captures three overall 50cc MX & SX titles and Canada’s Ryder McNabb, Pa.’s Kyle Born & N.M.’s Evan Woody add three more!

HILLSDALE, Mich. (Dec. 4, 2014) – The final major amateur national of the 2014 competition season wrapped up this past week/weekend with the 43rd running of Thor Winter Olympics, presented by Pro Circuit, at Florida’s famed Gatorback Cycle Park. And American-made Cobra Moto bikes were again the class of the 51cc races, capturing the majority of the MX and SX titles on the week, including podium sweeps in the premier MX and SX 7-8 Limited classes on the industry-leading CX50SR.

Wrapping up his illustrious career on Cobra Moto bikes, with three class wins (2 MX, 1 SX) at Gatorback, was California’s Ryder DiFrancesco. Certainly one of the all-time greats coming out of the legendary champion-producing Cobra Moto factory program, DiFrancesco captured the 51cc 4-8 Limited and 51cc 7-8 Limited MX titles, along with the 51cc 4-8 Limited SX title.

“We can’t say enough about what a pleasure it was to work with Ryder and his family over the years – he’s definitely one of the few riders to come out of Cobra Moto with an impeccable competition record during his tenure here,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto. “We wish Ryder the best with his racing in the years to come, and look forward to closely following what should prove to be a very successful pro racing career.”

Also coming up big at Gatorback for Cobra Moto was Canada’s Ryder McNabb. With a 51cc 7-8 Limited title in SX and podium finishes behind DiFrancesco in 51cc 4-8 Limited SX (2nd) and 51cc 7-8 Limited MX (3rd), McNabb was Cobra Moto’s second-highest scoring racer at the Mini Os. And joining McNabb with a 1st place podium finish in the 51cc 4-6 Limited SX class aboard Cobra Moto’s CX50JR was Pennsylvania’s Kyle Born, who was joined on the podium in an all-Cobra Moto/Pennsylvania sweep by Will Canaguier (2nd) and Luke Fauser (3rd)! New Mexico’s Evan Woody added the 51cc 4-6 Limited MX title for Cobra Moto, with Cobra CX50JR racer Danilo Pinheiro (Mass.) in the runner-up spot.

And on the 65s Cobra Moto was led by New York’s Reed Cooper, who placed a solid 5th in the 7-9 SX class.

Cobra Moto podium results from the 2014 Thor Winter Olympics

MX SX

51cc 4-6 Limited                                                         51cc 4-6 Limited                                                                    

1st – Evan Woody, N.M.                                                  1st – Kyle Born, Pa.

2nd – Danilo Pinheiro, Mass.                                        2nd – Will Canaguier, Pa.

3rd – Luke Fauser, Pa.

51cc 4-8 Limited                                                         51cc 4-8 Limited                                            

1st – Ryder DiFrancesco, Calif.                                     1st – Ryder DiFrancesco, Calif.

2nd – Krystian Janik, Ill.                                                   2nd – Ryder McNabb, Canada

51cc 7-8 Limited 51cc 7-8 Limited

1st – Ryder DiFrancesco, Calif.                                     1st – Ryder McNabb, Canada

2nd – Noah Geyer, Va.                                                     2nd – Jay Covert, Pa.

3rd – Ryder McNabb, Canada                                       3rd – Jett Burgess, Ill.

Up next for Cobra Moto: Christmas!

Photos: From the Cobra Nation Facebook page

Cobra Moto, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra Moto’s mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at www.cobramoto.com and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.

Aysling is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations and promotions for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, Aysling’s Pat Schutte can be reached at patschutte@aysling.com

Cobra Moto salutes its GNCC champs, launches the new off-road equipped Cobra CX 50 & 65

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Indiana’s Lucas Grounds captures 1st place in the Grand National Cross Country Series’ 65cc class, Pennsylvania’s Nathan Dulaney adds the 50cc GNCC crown

Cobra Off Road packageHILLSDALE, Mich., (Nov. 21, 2014) – The American-made Cobra Moto brand, which has won virtually everything in terms of competition mini cycle racing on the premier amateur MX tracks around the world, today recognized its two AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, presented by Maxxis, champions – Indiana’s Lucas Grounds (65cc) and Pennsylvania’s Nathan Dulaney (50cc). And in the same breath, Cobra Moto would like to announce the launch of the new off-road package on its championship CX models.

First, Cobra Moto is pleased to acknowledge the two young men that got it done this season on the highly competitive GNCC circuit, Lucas & Nathan.

“We couldn’t be more pumped with the effort Lucas and Nathan, along with their families, put up racing the GNCC events over the summer and this fall,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto. “While we’ve enjoyed some success on the off-road circuit in the past, primarily with our quad line, this is the first 50cc and 65cc sweep for the Cobra Moto CX line on the GNCC circuit … and we’re absolutely thrilled.”

Grounds, aboard Cobra Moto’s CX65, was absolutely dominant in the GNCC’s 65cc 7-9 Youth Bike class, winning six of the 12 rounds he contested, making the podium in three of the six rounds he didn’t win and top five in the other three.

Dulaney was equally dominant, winning five of the six GNCC 50cc Sr. 7-9 class races on his Cobra Moto CX50 SR in the abbreviate season for the little guys, and placed a respectable 10th in the 65cc 7-9 Youth Bike class aboard his Cobra Moto CX65.

So with the rapidly-growing interest in younger racers running GNCC, AMA Hare & Hound, Best in the Desert and other cross country and enduro-style races, Cobra Moto is rolling out a new off-road package for its competition CX line.

Based off the standard – American-made – championship-winning CX models, the new Cobra Moto off-road package is designed, built and tested in the most demanding competition venues around the States, including those of the GNCC tour. The added package of features will appeal to the serious off-road racer, turning the MX-friendly Cobra Moto CX65 and 50 into a bike very similar to the adult-size bikes the kids’ dads are running.Cobra Moto GNCC 65 cc 7-9 winner Lucas Grounds

Suspension: Both the CX50 and CX65 are outfitted with fully-adjustable CARD suspension dialed for competition off-road racing. Cobra Motos’ renowned CARD forks have fully adjustable rebound and compression damping and bottoming control adjustment not found on any other fork of any size. The CARD rear shock is a piggyback canister model that is fully adjustable for rebound and high and low speed compression.

Engine: The 2015 CX65 has been fitted with a heavier flywheel, making the power delivery smoother, and traction easier to find. Water-cooled crankcases for the CX65 have been redesigned for more consistent intake charge temperatures, resulting in more power over the longer distances. Not only do both Cobra Moto off-road package models offer the largest air box in their class, they also feature the largest air filter. This translates into better breathing and filtration while providing more power and improved throttle response over long, torturous off-road races.

Clutch: The CX50s are equipped with an all new 5GX three shoe clutch. The new bolt, washer and bolt design, combined with the lightened clutch basket, keep the clutch temperatures a lower levels. This results in a clutch that hits as hard at the end of the race as it does at the start!

Protection: CX65 – Each motorcycle is equipped with Unabiker Dirt Bike Armor that protects the radiator while still keeping the bike cool. An additional Unabiker skid plate protects from the dangers that rise up from below, with the rear brake rotor being protected by a CARD shark fin. Acerbis hand guards offer stylish looks while holding up to the rigors of the woods. The CX50 receives the Unabiker Dirt Bike Armor to protect the radiator, along with the Acerbis hand guards.

Up next for Cobra Moto: The GNCC Bike Banquet will be this Saturday Nov. 22 in Morgantown, W. Va. at the Morgantown Events Center at Waterfront Place Hotel.  Next week is the 43rd Annual Thor Winter Olympics at Gatorback Cycle Park, Nov. 24-29, 2014.

Photo: Lucas Grounds, courtesy of the Grounds family

Cobra Moto, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra Moto’s mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at www.cobramotorcycle.com and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.

Aysling is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations and promotions for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, Aysling’s Pat Schutte can be reached at patschutte@aysling.com