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 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.”
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.
Photos courtesy of: Action by Scott Lukatis/Bel-Ray; Podium by Cobra Moto
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