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

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

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

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.

It’s on! Cobra Moto racers rear back and are ready to STRIKE @ Loretta’s Ranch

Poised to defending its 51cc class Loretta’s sweep last year, Cobra Moto’s Casey Cochran leads the charge of the legendary American-made bikes

HILLSDALE, Mich., (July 28, 2016) – Expect big things from the little guys on the American-made Cobra Moto bikes this coming week as the world’s best amateur motocross racers descend upon moto-friendly country & western great Loretta Lynn’s ranch for the 35th running of the

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur Motocross Championships, presented by AMSOIL.Cobra Moto's Casey Cochran action

Ready to add yet another illustrious chapter into the legendary heritage of the Cobra Moto marque at the world’s most prestigious amateur motocross event, local Tennessean Casey Cochran – the defending Loretta’s 51cc Sr. class champion – will lead the Cobra Moto attack on the always-challenging Loretta’s course, piloting the new Cobra Moto CX65 to new heights as he steps up from the 50s to contest the 7-9 and 7-11 65cc classes.

“Casey’s story was amazing last year. And, as an encore, we’ve been looking forward all summer long to seeing him race the Cobra Moto CX65 against the class’ other top racers and brands,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto, noting Cochran’s return in ’15 from an injury in April to win Loretta’s on his CX50SR. “Loretta’s is the true test of racers and bikes. It’s where all of Cobra Moto’s tireless R&D and sourcing of American-made components comes together in one amazing week of competition in the heart of Tennessee.”

Returning for Cobra Moto to contest the 65cc 10-11 class are team racers Parker Ross, who placed 4th last year in the 65cc 7-9 class, and the always-fast Noah Geyer. And stepping up to contest the 7-9 65 class this year are Cobra Moto team racers Julien “JuJu” Beaumer and Cole Kish, along with top amateurs Jesse James Parkey and Brayden CCobra Moto's Casey Cochranalderon. All will all be working to run up front in the class with teammate Cochran.

There’ll be a whole host of returning stars in the 50cc Sr. class for Cobra Moto at Loretta’s this year as no less than eight kids have a solid shot at the Sr. class podium. Veteran team riders Luke Fauser, Mason Dixon, and Mason Tucker will compete with some of the world’s top seven-year-olds on the CX50SR bikes, including Canyon Richards, Drew Adams and last year’s 51cc Jr. Loretta’s champion – Will Canaguier. Other top Cobra Moto prospects rounding out the class include Diesel ThomasCade Johnson and Parkey.

“This is one of those years where Cobra Moto will be very deep in terms of experience in the 50cc Sr. class,” added Hilbert. “We list our team guys here, but you never know who’s going to step up on their CX50SR and challenge for the title. It’s always a thrilling sidebar to see how that plays out each and every summer at Loretta’s.”

And if you thought it was tough to call the seven and nine-year-olds on the 50s, the four-to-six year olds are anyone’s guess! Cobra Moto team riders Seth Dennis and Mikah Carpenter lead a field of Cobra Moto privateers gunning for team positions in the coming years. Top riders – as far as we can tell at this point from that crew – include: Seven Henderson, Johnathan Getz, Mason Raynor and Brandon Eade.

Cobra Moto's Luke Fauser high above the Daytona International Speedway i...Additionally, Cobra Moto racer will be tearing up the track in a class that’s new to Cobra at the Ranch – the 51cc Special Limited class. “There will be some further excitement this year with the new Cobra CX50P3 competing at this event for the first time,” added Hilbert.

Factory support at Loretta’s … Cobra Moto will have technicians and engineers from the factory to provide service to your race machines. We will provide many services to ensure your bike is at 100%. Including, carburetor jetting, clutch inspection/adjustment/replacement, CFD adjustment, top end service, along with a host of other services required.

The Cobra semi will be stocked with parts and supplies that will be offered at a 20% discount. Cobra gear will also be available. We will also have a large selection of Bel-Ray products for your total performance lubricant needs.

Up next for Cobra: 2017 bike unveiling, Aug. 2nd, at the Loretta’s pavilion.

Photos courtesy of: Team Lakehill & Motoplayground

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.

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 returns to the Special Limited class, launching the new CX50P3 for 2016

Cobra’s beginner racing bike returns to the 50cc CX fleet, loaded with upgrades destine to make a big splash with Special Limited racers 

2016 Cobra P3 001HILLSDALE, Mich., (Jan. 19, 2016) – Listening to its racers and families, and hearing that little brothers (and sisters) want to be on the same CX50 JR & SR bikes their older sibling is racing, the engineering team at Cobra Moto is pleased to announce the re-introduction of a one-time Cobra classic; the all-new Cobra Moto CX50P3!

Destine to create a big stir on the amateur national level in the 4-6 Special Limited class this summer, and in AMA Class 4 at the local level, the new and impressive Cobra Moto CX50P3 features a full race suspension, Cobra Moto’s proven 50cc power plant and championship wining chassis – making it, right out of the crate, the bike to beat in the Special Limited class in 2016.

“Just like its bigger brothers, the CX50JR and SR (aka the “King”), the new 2016 P3 is fitted with class-leading CARD suspension front and rear, shod with high quality Dunlop MX52 tires and it’s driven by our world-class 5Gx freewheeling clutch,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “We went to great lengths to make the P3 the most competitive bike in its class, sparing nothing on this new micro-sized racer!”

Features that set the new Cobra Moto CX50P3 apart from the rest of the competition include:

  • More front and rear suspension travel than the competition.
  • No oil injection system to worry about. Use the same fuel in all of your bikes!
  • World-class freewheeling 5Gx Cobra Moto clutch. No clutch drag when the throttle is chopped and it’s easier to start!
  • Zero maintenance Cobra Moto billet wheels.
  • High performance disc brakes front and rear.
  • Billet triple clamps, chain adjuster blocks, and other goodies.2016 Cobra P3 002

For more information on the Cobra Moto CX50P3, including specs and price, please visit www.cobramoto.com

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

Photos 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 pulls a big holeshot with the new CX50FWE – Factory Works Edition

A “Game changer,” according to Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert, the CX50FWE ups the ante across the board in amateur MX racing

2016_Cobra_factory_works_edition_9HILLSDALE, Mich., (Jan. 15, 2016) – Racers dream of having Mod class bike power in the Limited class. And in the 50cc class that’s now become a reality as Cobra Moto today launched the new American-made CX50FWE – Factory Work Edition – competition minicycle.

 “To say that the CX50FWE is going to solidify Cobra Moto’s position as the dominant player in the 50cc Senior class is an understatement,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “To put it bluntly; the CX50FWE is a game changer.”

Power is paramount with Cobra Moto’s new addition to the company’s near two-decade position atop the upper echelon of amateur minicycle motocross racing. With the all-new Venom Series power plant, the CX50FWE churns out awe-inspiring torque down low in the deep loam and big bike ruts, then parlays that torque into top end speed on holeshots and down straights not only now better than the legendary Cobra Moto King 50, but certainly better than any bike in its class.

Controlling all this newfound power is, again, Cobra Moto’s championship-proven chassis. With a further refined CARD cartridge fork, featuring MXT ‘Smart Leg’ technology, along with Cobra Moto’s industry standard CARD three-way adjustable rear shock, the CX50FWE’s masterfully engineered twin-spar frame holds the entire package together. This creates a perfect synergy between torsional and lateral stiffness while allowing ideal control for the class’ most powerful bike.

“More power. More Torque. Less weight. Smaller package. The CX50FWE is better from every angle,” added Hilbert.

Cobra Moto CX50FWE features-at-a-glance include:

·  ‘No-compromise’ torque curve – Massive amounts of low-end torque for launching off the gate and out of corners, AND classic Cobra over-rev that provides that ‘2nd gear’ for wide open situations.

·  New off-plane tuned expansion chamber. Features D-shaped header for minimal flow losses.

·  Next generation 5Gx Freewheeling Clutch. Precision engagement, durable, freewheels for increased corner speed and easier starting.

·  Cobra Friction Drive increases driveline durability and improves traction over rough terrain.

·  Improved maintainability. Easier to do just about everything (top ends, drain coolant, check CFD, etc.).2016_Cobra_factory_works_edition_8

In addition, Cobra Moto’s MX industry partnership products that elevate the CX50 to Factory Works Edition status include Pro Taper’s innovative Cobra Moto bend Micro Bars (optimizing the bike’s feel and handling for small hands), a complete ‘factory fill’ of Bel-Ray products including everything from suspension fluids to air filter oil, and Dunlop’s high quality MX52 tires (only tires on the market that can properly handle the CX50FWE’s additional horsepower and torque). Other goodies that round out the tack-sharp Factory Works Edition look for the Cobra Moto CX50 include billet ignition and chain guide covers, a performance ribbed seat, black anodized hardware and full race graphics.

For more information on the Cobra Moto CX50FWE, including specs and price, please visit www.cobramoto.com

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

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

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!

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.

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Lights! Camera! Action! Cobra launches inaugural “Cobra Tales” video contest

Fire up the helmet cams, iPhones and Droids – get gramps to charge the VHS camera battery – roll tape and upload to YouTube.com for a chance to win big!

Winner takes home a GoPro Original HD Hero camera & Flat Screen TV!

 

Cobra Tales Video Contest Details HILLSDALE, Mich., (Feb. 21, 2013) – Chasing kids on mini bikes around with a camera is nothing new. But not since Bruce Brown captured a young Jeff Ward wheelieing his mini bike in the opening scenes of “One Any Sunday” has the footage of young mini cycle riders been brought to the forefront of the global motocross industry like it’s going to happen here with Cobra Moto’s new homegrown video contest that opens today.

Dubbed “Cobra Tales,” the three-month long video contest running through April 30th gives Cobra competition mini bike racers and their families and friends the chance to show off the young racers’ formidable riding skills – along with one’s video documentation skills – to a vast audience through the magic of the Internet.

“Each week we receive and are linked to amazing footage from Cobra families all over the world. From the requisite ‘Please Sponsor Me’ videos to actual race footage from all the major amateur nationals, people associated with the legions of Cobra racers are doing an incredible job documenting the early years of these future champions,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto. “Given that Cobra Moto thought it’d be fun to pull together a competition as to who puts together the best Cobra video.”

Cobra Tales taps on the competitive spirit in all families that pack up and race their Cobras on the weekends. Footage of Junior nailing the landing on his first big tabletop to slow motion berm shots of Cobra’s top factory riders – everybody’s welcome to enter the contest, showcasing their future champion for everyone to see through Cobra Tales on YouTube! So here’s what you need to know …

How To Enter the 2013 Cobra Tales Video Contest

 

· Capture some awesome footage of a Cobra in action and tell us a video story. Submit it to Cobra, along with the official entry form, for a chance to score some cool prizes!

· Entries submitted by April 30, 2013 will be reviewed by our panel of judges. The top five semifinalists will be released on the Cobra Nation Facebook page. From there ‘Friends’ of the Cobra Nation will determine the overall winner.

· Grand Prize – GoPro Original HD Hero Naked, with optional LCD controller and accessory mounting grab bag! Plus a 24” Orion Flat Screen TV! And a Cobra T-shirt! Runner-Up – iPod Shuffle with $30 iTunes Card! Plus a Cobra umbrella! Third-place – Cobra T-shirt and Cobra Pit Board!

 

For official Contest Rules, Submission Guidelines and Contest Eligibility link to our website at: http://www.cobramotorcycle.com/v2_2013videocontest.asp

 

Up next for Cobra: 2013 AMA Spring Classic Championships at Mill Creek Motocross Park, March 3-9, Pell City, Ala.

American-made Bel-Ray & Cobra Moto join forces

The leading USA-based lubrication manufacturing company will provide performance lubricants for the winningest U.S.- built dirt bikes of all time

Bel-Ray logo HILLSDALE, Mich., (Aug. 14, 2012) – Let the synergy begin! Officials with Cobra Moto and Bel-Ray Company, Inc. announced today a strategic partnership built on a racing platform showcasing Bel-Ray’s industry-leading lubricants and support team that’ll provide backing to Cobra’s Factory, National and National Plus teams.

“This is truly a win/win situation for two longstanding motocross companies with roots dug solidly here in American soil,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto. “Bel-Ray’s legacy in the sport of motocross is second-to-none. And like Cobra, racing is paramount to the research and design process. So the benefits of the partnership will certainly be mutual for both companies.”

The championship motocross racers that Bel-Ray has sponsored since the 1970s reads like an MX Hall of Fame list. Innovation wrought from at-track experience sets Bel-Ray apart from the other lubricants. And with the hi-revving little Cobras, lubrication is key to Cobra’s design and podium-dominating performance.

“Everyone at Bel-Ray is thrilled regarding the opportunity to work with Cobra Moto and its highly-talented race teams,” said Bel-Ray Brand Manager Scott Lukaitis. “The best-of-the-best in terms of young motocross talent in the world, Cobra’s team racers will serve as ambassadors of the sport for Bel-Ray. We definitely look forward to helping Cobra achieve its racing goals and furthering the American company’s winning heritage on the amateur national championship racing circuit this summer.”

In addition to servicing the Cobra bikes at national events with its wide range of motocross-specific lubricants, Bel-Ray will also be available for purchase at the Cobra hauler.

Cobra's 50cc Loretta's champ Ryder Di Francesco (1)