Sunday, March 6, 2016

Cobra Moto Announces 2016 Teams

Courtesy of Cobra Moto

HILLSDALE, Mich., – Officials at Cobra Moto, the USA-based makers of the world’s premier competition mini cycles, along with the families of America’s top young, up-and-coming stars of motocross, are pleased to announce the Cobra Moto-backed Factory, Elite & Development teams for the 2016 competition season.

Beginning March 7 with the seventh annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross (RCSX) at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway, Cobra Moto-backed racers will embark on what will prove to be another highly successful campaign on the top motocross tracks across the nation and around the globe.

Graduating from the 50cc Sr. class this year and leading the way for Cobra Moto on the revolutionary/American-made CX65 will be defending Rocky Mountain MX Amateur Motocross Championships, presented by AMSOIL – aka “Loretta Lynn’s – 50cc Sr. class champion Casey Cochran of Tennessee. Cobra Moto’s lone “Factory” racer for 2016, Cochran had one of the moto amazing competition mini bike seasons on record, returning from injury to win the national title.
All the major accolades aside, Cochran’s going to have to re-earn that status at the major amateur national MX events as Cobra Moto’s Krystian Janick (Illinois), who joined Cochran on the Loretta’s podium (3rd) then won the 7-8 50cc MX title at Mini O’s (Gainesville, Fla.) over Cochran to finish the season, will keep him honest in the 65 class from the beginning to end of the 2016 amateur national MX season.

“This is going to be one of those years, coming off a year where Cobra Moto was young in the 50cc Senior class, where we’re set to have some epic battles on the CX65 bikes,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “From a factory standpoint Cobra Moto couldn’t be positioned any better up top in the 65cc 7-9 class than we are with Casey & Kristian to start this year.”

Joining Cobra Moto’s Cochran and Janick on the CX65 and poised to battle for the major national podium hardware are California’s Parker Ross, who placed 4th at Loretta’s last summer in the 7-9 65cc class and Wyatt Mattson (Illinois), who placed 5th last year in the 65cc 10-11 class at Loretta’s. Michigan’s Cole Kish, Arizona’s and Maryland’s Noah Geyer, both longtime Cobra Moto-backed racers, along with Arizona’s Julien “Juju” Beaumer, give the CX65 additional podium shots at all the major regional and national events.

And that dominance, as it always does, carries over to the 50cc Senior and Junior classes for Cobra Moto. Returning no less than two Loretta’s Junior class champs, including Pennsylvania’s Will Canaguier, the 4-6 Limited class champ and Canyon Richards (New Jersey), the 4-6 Shaft Drive champ, Cobra Moto’s 50cc lineup for 2016 also includes Texas’ Hayden Cline and Kace Evans, Mason Dixon (Tennessee), along with Pennsylvania’s Mason Tucker and Tennessee’s Drew Adams. Also noteworthy: All of the aforementioned Cobra Moto 50cc class racers will also contest the 65cc 7-9 class on their CX65s!

Rounding out Cobra Moto’s Development Team efforts for 2016 are:Jonathan Getz, Seven Henderson, Cash Ficenic, Reed Harrison, Caden Murphy, Wyatt Brock, Nathan Dulaney, Jayden Palmer, Wyann McGrath, Luke Fauser, Mikah Carpenter and Diesel Thomas.
Cobra Moto also thanks it valued partners in 2016: Bel Ray, Dunlop, CARD, Haas, SKF and Pro Circuit.

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