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Cobra Jett! Cobra Moto’s Jett Reynolds dominates Loretta’s

The pride of Bakersfield, Calif. sweeps the 51cc & 65cc 7-9 divisions, going 6-0 in motos … Tennessee’s Casey Cochran adds the 51cc 4-6 title for Cobra Moto

Cobra Moto staff with Jett L to R John Penrod, Phil McDowell, Sean Hilbert and Tyson TenEyck HILLSDALE, Mich., (Aug. 6, 2013) – The American-made Cobra Moto competition dirt bikes enjoyed a 1st place-sweeping performance this past weekend at the Red Bull Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL at famed country singer Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.

Leading the charge on the Cobra Moto bikes was California’s Jett Reynolds, an eight-year-old in the 7-8 age 51cc and 7-9 65cc divisions. So dominant was Reynolds – going six-for-six in 1st place moto victories – that Reynolds’ effort was rewarded by the AMA, which bestowed upon him the coveted “Youth Rider of the Year” … an award never before given to an eight-year-old.

“Absolutely amazing,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert of Reynolds’ effort this past week/weekend at Loretta’s. “You saw history being made with Jett every time he took off out of the gate.”Cobra Moto's Jett Reynolds

Reynolds was most convincing in the second moto of the 65cc 7-9 class, coming out of the start sideways and in 39th (out of 41) place, only to pass back up to the front a mere three laps (of seven) later. Reynolds then crashed while passing into first place, got back up and was in the lead by the end of the same lap he crashed on! And this was against the best 65cc racers in the world, including Cobra Moto’s former 51cc Loretta’s champ Gage Linville (Georgia).

Joining Reynolds on the 51cc 7-8 podium was New York’s Reed Cooper in 3rd place, while Missouri’s Brock Lassiter (3rd) made history for Cobra Moto in the third 7-9 65cc moto when he joined moto winner Reynolds on the box – giving the American-made Cobra CX65 its first-ever double 65cc class moto podium Loretta’s!

Cobra Moto's Casey Cochran The intensity didn’t fade one bit in the 51cc 4-6 class with Hilbert calling it the “The deepest 4-6 field I’ve seen at Loretta’s in the past decade.” Cobra Moto’s little guys on the 50JRs were led by Tennessee’s Casey Cochran, who ho raced a very consistent and fast 2nd/2nd/1st three motos. Joining Cochran on the 4-6cc Cobra Moto podium sweep at Loretta’s were Arizona’s Noah Gordon in 2nd and California’s Haiden Deegan – son of MX/FMX great Brian Deegan – in 3rd place.

“Casey was just flat out fast – and got faster as the week progressed,” said Hilbert. “Noah had two strong motos to help him to 2nd overall and Haiden, after a tough first moto in the mud – which is doubly hard on anyone from California – came back strong for 3rd. Again, there were ten kids in this class that really stood out, where in past years there were maybe three to four.”

Scoring Cobra Moto’s final overall podium at Loretta’s – aboard a six-year-old oil injected Cobra 50JR – was Pennsylvania’s Levi Leatherman, who placed 3rd overall in the 51cc 4-6 Special Limited class.

2013 Cobra Moto Loretta’s Results

51cc 4-6 Limited

 

1st   #60   CASEY COCHRAN – COB
ARLINGTON, TN   2nd 2nd 1st

2nd   #41   NOAH GORDON – COB
MARANA, AZ   1st 5th 2nd

3rd   #38   HAIDEN DEEGAN – COB
TEMECULA, CA   8th 1st 3rd

4th   #81   COLE KISH – COB
NEWPORT, MI   9th 4th 5th

5th   #15   COLTON TROUILLE – COB
LAKE PARK, GA   5th 6th 9th

6th   #67   AIDAN DICKENS – COB
SKIPPERS, VA   4th 15th 6th

8th   #25   JON JON CARVER – COB
CATAULA, GA   6th 13th 19th

9th   #54   CODEE SAMPLES – COB
MIDLOTHIAN, TX   23rd 8th 10th

10th   #72   GAVIN BETTS – COB
CLIFTON PARK, NY   15th 19th 13th

 

51cc 4-6 Special Limited

 

3rd   #24   LEVI LEATHERMAN – COB
TELFORD, PA   3rd 3rd 4th

 

51cc 7-8 Limited

 

1st   #79   JETT REYNOLDS – COB
Bakersfield, CA   1st 1st 1st

3rd   #2   REED COOPER – COB
COLD SPRING HAR, NY   5th 6th 2nd

4th   #31   BROCK LASSITER – COB
ASBURY, MO   6th 2nd 6th

6th   #99   RYDER DIFRANCESCO – COB
BAKERSFIELD, CA   12th 8th 3rd

7th   #54   TOMMY LE CLERE IV – COB
PEARLAND, TX   4th 7th 15th

8th   #69   BRIAN ESPINOZA – COB
POTTSTOWN, PA   9th 12th 9th

9th   #74   TREVOR COLIP – COB
NEW PALESTINE, IN   13th 9th 12th

10th   #46   JAYDEN CLOUGH – COB
ELKO, MN   7th 16th 13th

 


65cc 7-9 Limited

 

1st   #79   JETT REYNOLDS – COB
Bakersfield, CA   1st 1st 1st

5th   #31   BROCK LASSITER – COB
ASBURY, MO   9th 7th 3rd

 

For more information on Cobra kids competing in the 2013 Red Bull Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL, at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., link to: www.mxsports.com

Cobra photos courtesy of Lissa Marsolek

Cobra, 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’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.

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.

Gate drops on 20 years of Cobra Moto @ Loretta’s

The American-made dirt bikes, which debuted on Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in 1994, are set to stand tall against the rest of the field in the 50 & 65cc classes

 

Cobra's Reed Cooper HILLSDALE, Mich., (July 29, 2013) – The Super Bowl of amateur motocross racing kicks off today in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., and the world’s premier competition mini bikes – built right here in the United States by Michigan-based Cobra Moto – will take center stage in this the company’s 20th anniversary of racing the great Red Bull Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL at famed country singer Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.

As always, Cobra Moto’s loaded-for-bear at Loretta’s, this week featuring another all-star lineup like past ones that have delivered to Cobra more 50cc class championships through the past 20 years than any other mini cycle brand, as well as – by far – any American-made motorcycle company.

Cobra's Ryder Di Francesco “Loretta’s is what we work for at Cobra … why we catch a couple hours sleep slumped over at a desk in our design room, living with perpetually sore backs and bloodied knuckles, all in the name of designing and building the best competition mini cycles possible for these kids,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto. “Loretta’s is our Super Bowl, our Daytona 500 and World Series – all wrapped into one week of the best amateur motocross racing you’ll find in the world.”

Last year at Loretta’s Utah’s Pierce Brown – aboard the Cobra Moto CX65 – made history when he won the first-ever 65cc class amateur national motocross title on an American-made dirt bike. Brown was joined in the exclusive Loretta’s champion circle by Cobra 50cc racers Ryder Di Francesco (California) and Jayden Taylor (Michigan), giving Cobra Moto three major championships in 2012.

2013 Cobra Moto Loretta’s preview

50cc

Returning to lead Cobra Moto and with two more shots at championships in the 7-8 50cc class is Di Francesco. One of the heralded “Bakersfield Boyz,” Di Francesco will have to deal with a red-hot Cobra Moto factory stable mate in Jett Reynolds, who flat out dominated both the Vegas Mini GPs and Ponca City (Okla.) this year, sweeping the Stock & Mod classes at the GPs and winning an unheard of 16 of 18 motos – in one day – on his Cobra King 50 & CX65 at Ponca!

The ever-consistent Reed Cooper (New York) joins Di Francesco and Reynolds as a favorite to podium at Loretta’s in the 7-8 class, along with Californian’s Brock Bennett and Tyler Blankenship, Florida’s Evan Ferry (son of MX great Tim Ferry) and Missouri’s Brock Lassiter.

Cobra Moto’s 50JR is expected to again run the table in the 4-6 50cc class with what Hilbert called the “One of the deepest fields in recent years.” Leading Cobra into battle on the little bikes will be California’s Haiden Deegan, son of MX/FMX great Brian Deegan, and Jordan Torres, Arizona’s Noah Gordon, Tennessee’s Casey Cochran, Texas’ Codee Samples (who won the 50cc Stock Limited class last year at Loretta’s) and Tommy LeClere and Michigan’s Cole Kish.

65cc

Cobra Moto’s picking up right where it left off in 2012 with, and it bears repeating, the first-ever 65cc Loretta’s MX championship won on an American-made bike. Top Cobra names from the 50cc 7-8 class contesting the 65cc 7-9 class include; Reynolds, Lassiter, Bennett and Cooper along with super-seven-year-old Evan Slosser (Washington), Iowa’s Gage Steburg, Colorado’s Cade Britt and New York’s Hunter Layton.

Cobra Moto Flashback … With good starts and relentless pursuit of the racers in front of him, Brown didn’t just win the 65 7-9 Stock class in 2012 – he ruled it.

Leading the first moto by nearly 30 seconds at the end of the race sent home a message – one that even a fall (and subsequent 15-second margin-of-victory over 2nd place) would back up. Two more motos with roughly nine-second victories later and Brown and the Cobra CX65 had swept the class with a 1st/1st/1st effort for Cobra’s first-ever 65cc class overall win at Loretta’s.

So can Jett Reynolds duplicate Pierce Brown’s effort from 2012? Stay tuned as action gets underway tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. (CST) at Loretta’s in the 65cc 7-9 class!

Cobra Moto Press Intro

What: Debut of the King 50 and CX65 limited edition 20th anniversary bikes

When: Tuesday, July 30

Time: 7 p.m.

Where: Cobra Moto rig @ Loretta’s

Note: The 20th anniversary King pays tribute to Davi Millsaps – Cobra Moto’s first ‘Cobra Kid’ to graduate into the pro ranks.

For more information on Cobra kids competing in the 2013 Red Bull Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL, at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., link to: www.mxsports.com

Cobra photos courtesy of Lissa Marsolek (Cooper) & Mark Pearson (Di Francesco)

Cobra, 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’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.

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, Pro Circuit, and the CX65

 

Sean Hilbert of Cobra meets up with Mitch Payton of Pro Circuit to talk about their new working relationship with Cobra’s revolutionary, championship winning CX65. Also, watch top Cobra riders such as Ryder DiFrancesco, Brock Bennett, Jett Reynolds, Haiden Deegan, and Miles Higgins take to the track at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, California.

Video Production: MXPTV http://www.mxptv.com
Cobra MOTO: http://www.cobramotorcycle.com
Pro Circuit: http://www.procircuit.com

Motocross Action Magazine Tests the 2013 CX65

Cobra's Jett Reynolds Smokes a Turn at Lake Elsinore It’s been ten years since the nation’s original MX Mag tested a minicycle. Needless to say, the Cobra Crew was nervous when we handed over the bike…We’ve read bike tests from MXA for decades, and we know they don’t pull any punches. After delivering the bike, we went as far as making some suggestions as to who they might pick for riders. We have several team riders on the West Coast, and we figured they would have some fun seeing their picture on newsstands around the country. Unfortunately for our team kids, MXA didn’t see it that way. They chose test riders they were familiar with…All of whom had another brand of 65cc race bike in their garage.

The test report blew us away. Every kid that rode the bike loved it. MXA spent five pages of coverage ogling over the engine and suspension. To check out the story in detail, pick up the June 2013 issue which hit the newsstands this week, or subscribe to the digital version here.

Below are some excerpts:

Engine:

“Every test rider agreed the CX65 ran like a scalded cat. The power plant was the testers’ favorite attribute of the bike. The engine has bottom-end hit and a solid pull through the range. Power really spikes once the electronic power valve opens, and it surges into the top end.”

“The CX65 power plant is a rip-roaring machine built for racing and ready to win. The two-piece cylinder is especially cool.”

Chassis:

“The CX65 chassis is very balanced front-to-rear.”

“The steel chassis is very forgiving in corners, and riders were very impressed with the CX65’s handling characteristics.”

“Often, a sharp handling bike sacrifices stability at speed, but that isn’t the case with the Cobra. It is a jack of all trades, giving up very little across a wide range of situations. Most important, the Cobra CX65 is confidence inspiring, an especially critical quality in a bike designed for a mini rider.”

“It’s hard to believe what Cobra has done with the CX65 suspension…”

Overall Impression:

“Imagine a motorcycle that is ready to race right out of the crate, at the highest level, and requires very little investment beyond the initial purchase price. The bike can legally compete in the stock class, and has won numerous championships under the fastest youngsters in the sport, and is made in America.”

“The Cobra CX65 is a winner through and through.”

Cobra Moto’s Jett Reynolds cleans house @ Vegas Mini GPs – wins 5 classes!

Cobra Moto racers absolutely dominate the competition at the Mini GPs, winning Jr. Stock/Mod, Sr. Stock/Mod, Super Pee Wee, 65 Jr. Stock/Mod championships!

Cobra Moto racer Jett Reynolds MESQUITE, Nevada, (April 19, 2013) – What a week/weekend of racing for Cobra Moto’s Jett Reynolds! The superfast Californian was The Man (despite only being eight years old) at the Vegas Mini GPs, winning all five classes he entered on his Cobra King 50 and CX65 race bikes to achieve a feat only the likes of Jeff Ward and former Cobra Moto great Adam Cianciarulo have accomplished in the 40-some year history of the World Mini GPs!

“Jett was absolutely phenomenal. Certainly one of the better performances at a major amateur national race in the history of Cobra Moto,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto. “He’s definitely going to be one of the riders to beat in the 50cc Senior class at Loretta’s this summer, as well as being a threat to podium as well on his CX65.”

In all Reynolds captured the 50cc 7-8 Stock and Modified classes, the 65cc 6-8 Stock and Modified classes and the all-star Super Pee Wee 6-9 class. And right there with Reynolds were a couple more of the Cobra-mounted “Bakersfield Boyz” – California’s Brock Bennett and Tyler Blankenship – both of whom picked up multiple podium finishes on their Cobras in the classes Reynolds won.

As is always the case when the amateur national MX circuit heads west, Cobra Moto enjoyed seeing some new names and faces in high-placing positions on their Cobra JR50s, King Cobras and CX65s. California’s Haiden Deegan (Brian’s son) and Arizona’s Noah Gordon swapped wins in the 50cc Through 6 Modified and Stock classes, respectively, while California’s Jordan Torres and young BMX great Dane Morales (son of former BMX champ Brian Morales), along with Colorado’s Wryder Huffman also put up some excellent numbers on their JR50s.

“It’s always great to see the new fast Cobra kids from California and the other western states show up for their first big national event,” added Hilbert. “Our little guys swept the top ten spots in both of the Junior classes and really set the stage for what’s going to be a great East/West battle the rest of the year at places like Mammoth, Ponca City, Loretta’s and the Mini Os.”

Up next for Cobra: The Monster Energy Mammoth (Calif.) Motocross, June 21-30.

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Teaming with Cobra Moto on the world’s most successful competition mini cycles are: Liquid Performance, Haas, Bel-Ray, Autolite, Pro Circuit, SKF and CARD.

 

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