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 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