Cobra Mini Quads Sweep GNCC 90cc Class

November 9, 2007 8:36am

Cobra ECX70 racers Josh Merritt (2nd) and Kyle Riley (3rd) join Bradford on overall box in the GNCC Series’ 90cc 11-15 Modified class

Cobra Podium Sweep photo: (L to R) Sam Parr (3rd), Dylan Bradford (1st) and Josh Merritt (2nd) at the John Penton GNCC

HILLSDALE, Mich., (Nov. 9, 2007) – Cobra’s ECX70 mini quads picked up in the finals of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, aka the “GNCCs,” right where they left off in Moose Racing ATVA Motocross Series, sweeping the overall podium in the premier 90cc 11-15 Modified class.

Leading the charge on the little red rippin’ Cobra ECX70s was Canton, Ohio’s Dylan Bradford. With five wins, three 2nd place finishes and a 3rd in the 11 GNCC youth ATV races Bradford topped the field with 157 points. Rounding out the 90cc 11-15 Modified class podium on their Cobra ECX70s were Josh Merritt (Akron, Ohio) and Kyle Riley (Elkins, W.Va.) in 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

“We couldn’t have planned it any better on paper to start the season,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Motorcycles. “Cobra’s mini quads are in their second full year of competition and, as we stated to the press when we first released the mini quads (“showroom floor directly to the podium”), they’ve backed up our claim in both the quick-sprinting ATVA Motocross Series and now in the demanding endurance test of the GNCCs.”

Bradford, much like Cobra’s Walker Fowler last year, was the 90cc 11-15 Modified class’ elite racer. Case-in-point: At one race this summer Bradford was run into a tree as soon as the mini quads hit the woods following the start. He was able to re-fire his wounded ECX70 and came back out of the woods in dead last place. After the next 5.5 mile lap he’d worked his way up to 3rd place and by the end of the next lap he’d put two minutes between himself and the 2nd place quad!

“And he did that on a box stock Cobra 70cc motor, no porting or any other modifications,” added Gary Bradford, Dylan’s father and chief mechanic. “The Cobra ECX70 is the fastest mini quad on the planet. And it stood up in the most horrible conditions you could imagine that these kids race in. Wide open for an hour through mud, sand, dust, rocks and water and we didn’t have a single pit stop or mechanical issue all season long.”

Rounding out the top five in overall points in the GNCC 90cc 11-15 Modified class were Cobra ECX70 racers Jerry Welch (Oakland, Md.) in 4th and Seth Mumford (Crooksville, Ohio) in 5th.

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