Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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

Courtesy of Cobra
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

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.”

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!

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                                               

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
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

TELFORD, PA   3rd 3rd 4th

51cc 7-8

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
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

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

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