Cobra Kids Clean Up @ Branson, MO MX Nationals

October 17, 2008 1:20pm

HILLSDALE, Mich., (Oct. 17, 2008) – Cobra mounted racers cleaned house at the recent PPG Branson (Mo.) MX National Championship, sweeping top spots in the entire 50cc PW class standings – PW Stock & Modified 4-6, PW Stock & Modified 7-8, the Super Pee Wee 6-9 finals AND scored yet another national podium finish in the 65cc class (65 Jr. CY Stock 6-8) for the new Cobra CX65!

“Branson’s one of several great national-caliber events where kids and their Cobras get a chance to really step up and shine in front of the entire MX community,” said Cobra President Sean Hilbert. “So to sweep every 50cc class podium there is big for Cobra. Nice going, guys! Hit the school work at hard as you’ve been training this summer on your Cobras and we’ll look forward to seeing many you race one last time here in November at the Mini O’s.”

Here’s a look at the top Cobra guys from Branson who  made the overall podium:

Place   Rider                          Hometown                              Class

1st        Kruz Sampson             Lebanon, Tenn.                       PW Mod 4-6

2nd        Stilez Robertson          Bakersfield, Calif.                   PW Mod 4-6

3rd        Jackson Turpin            Locust Grove, Ga.                  PW Mod 4-6

1st        Justin Dunn                 Raleigh, N.C.                          PW Mod 7-8

2nd        Josh Williams              Bonner Springs, Kan.              PW Mod 7-8

1st        Stilez Robertson          Bakersfield, Calif.                   PW Stock 4-6

2nd        Kruz Sampson             Lebanon, Tenn.                       PW Stock 4-6

3rd        Jackson Turpin            Locust Grove, Ga.                  PW Stock 4-6

1st        Logan Leitzel              Dillsburg, Pa.                          PW Stock 7-8

2nd        Justin Dunn                 Raleight, N.C.                         PW Stock 7-8

3rd        Daniel Nickell Jr.        Lawton, Okla.                         PW Stock 7-8

1st        Chase Sexton              Lamoille, Ill.                            Super Pee Wee

2nd        Weston Giem              Valencia, Calif.                       Super Pee Wee

3rd        Tristan Lewis              Locust Grove, Ga.                  Super Pee Wee

3rd        Cole De Koninck        Loretta, Canada                      65 JR CY Stock 6-8

Noteworthy: Cobra kicked down with a pretty cool bonus to a lucky rider at Branson. Arkansas’ Gage Obert won a brand new Cobra King 50 by virtue of a random drawing at the event. Congrats, Gabe! Everyone at Cobra looks forward to seeing your name up with the top guys in the PW classes on your new Cobra King 50!

Next up for the Cobra factory and supported racers is the Winter National Olympics, aka the “Mini Os” at Gatorback Cycle Park in Gainesville, Fla., Nov. 24-29.

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