Record number (80) of Cobra Moto bikes qualify for this year’s Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
HILLSDALE, Mich., (Aug. 6, 2014) – The kids on the American-made Cobra Moto bike shined brightly this past week/weekend at famed country singer Loretta Lynn’s ranch, deep in the heart of Tennessee, but none shone brighter than Texas’ Kace Evans.
With a commanding 1st/2nd/2nd performance in the 51cc 4-6 Limited division Evans captured the premier ‘Little Guys’ title at Loretta’s, piloting his Cobra Moto CX50 JR to the overall crown – his first MX National championship of his young racing career.
“Everyone at Cobra Moto would like to extend a big congratulations to Kace and his family on their Loretta’s championship,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “Kace was a dark horse, but in the end he was the fastest and, most importantly, most consistent racer all week long.” Joining Evans on the 51cc 4-6 Limited podium were two other Cobra Moto kids – Kentucky’s Mason Dixon in 2nd place and New Mexico’s Evan Woody in 3rd. In all Cobra’s CX50 JR took nine of the top ten class spots (1-9) and 40 out of 42 overall spots in the championships!
In the 51cc 7-8 Limited class Cobra Moto enjoyed one of its best overall performances in recent years, capturing 80-percent of the top ten positions, including a podium spot from Noah Geyer (Virginia). Geyer would put up two podium finishes in the three motos for 2nd place in the class. Also scoring moto podium finishes for Cobra were California’s Jordan Torres, who placed 2nd in Moto 1, Illinois’ Krystian Janik, who place 2nd in Moto 2, Canada’s Ryder McNabb, who placed 3rd in Moto 1 and Wisconsin’s Johnny Weber, who placed 3rd in Moto 3. Parker Ross (California) would place 4th for Cobra Moto and Janik placed 5th, securing three of the top five overall spots as well for the Cobra CX50 SR bikes.
“We knew going in to the 7-8 class that we had a lot of young guys lining up. So to take eight of the top ten spots was actually a very positive finish for us,” said Hilbert. “In all 31 kids (out of 42) that qualified for the 7-8 class were on Cobra CX50 SRs. And in what amounted to a rebuilding year for us, those are some darn good numbers.”
Also noteworthy in the 51cc 7-8 Limited class was the effort of Tasmania’s Jett Burgess-Stevens. In his first major amateur championship here in the States Burgess-Stevens nailed two top ten moto finishes (8th/8th) and ended up making the top 20 overall in 19th.
Cobra Moto was equally young in the 65cc 7-9 Limited class. Led by New York’s Reed Cooper in 11th overall, with Missouri’s Brock Lassiter (18th) and Weber (19th) also making the top 20. And in the 65cc 10-11 Limited class Iowa’s Gage Steburg placed 12th.
Up next for Cobra Moto: Cobra kids head back to school!
Photos courtesy of Jessica Tenhagen
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