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.
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 Calderon. 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 Cade 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.
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
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