Cobra Motorcycles Win Big At Lake Whitney and Oak HillWednesday, March 22, 2006 | 7:00 AM
American-built Cobra Motorcycles – led by Blake Green &
Conner Mitchell – sweep the 4-6 & 7-8 stock and mod classes at
season-opening Texas events
NORTH LIMA, Ohio, (March 22, 2006) – Cobra Motorcycles - the little motorcycle company that’s big on performance and results - came away from Texas’ opening rounds of the amateur national MX season with a ton of hardware, including championship sweeps in both the 4-6 and 7-8 stock and mod classes at Lake Whitney and Oak Hill.
Leading the charge, as expected, were Blake Green (Riverside, Calif.) and Conner Mitchell (Oregon City, Ore.). Cobra’s two factory riders went 1-2 in the 51cc 7-8 stock C2 class at Lake Whitney. Green then won the 51cc Open 4-8 stock class, with Jacob Williamson (Swartz Creek, Mich.) finishing second on his Cobra.
New members on the Cobra National Team also did very well at Lake Whitney. Racer Tanner Stack (Overland Park, Kan.) added a win in the 51cc 4-6 stock C1 class, with Sean Cantrell (Newbury Park, Calif.) making the podium as well (3rd.).
The following week at Oak Hill, Cantrell, Stack and Ohio’s Hayden Justice got things started with a bang for Cobra – going 1-2-3, respectively, in the 50cc 4-6 stock class. Justice and Cantrell then backed that up with a 1-2 performance in the 50cc 4-6 mod class. Moving up to the bigger dudes, Cobra’s Green and Mark Worth (Queen Creek, Ariz.) went 1-2 in the 50cc 7-8 stock class. Noteworthy is the fact that this is Worth’s (who just turned seven) first year riding in the 7-8 class.
Mitchell, Coleman Martin (Macon. Ga.) and Stephen Gretchen (McMechen, W.V.) then followed that up with another 1-2-3 Cobra sweep in the 50cc 7-8 mod class before the final event at Oak Hill, the 50cc 4-9 open, where Green and Mitchell finished on the podium (2-3) behind a fast kid who’s a year older.
“All-in-all it was another outstanding performance by Cobra bikes and our riders,” said Cobra President Sean Hilbert. “If you look at things in terms of raw data, Cobra Motorcycles won every class except for one (4-9 50cc open at Oak Hill). Cobra represented 60-percent of the top five placing bike brands at Lake Whitney and 76-percent at Oak Hill – giving Cobra a two week combined share of 70-percent of the bikes that placed in the top five.
Next up for the Cobra Factory and National racers will be the Vegas World Mini GP in April.
Cobra, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles and mini quads in the United States with more than 100 national titles in the last decade. Soon to be based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra's mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at cobramotorcycle.com.
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