Last year Cobra racers swept the 50cc class titles (Jr./4-6 & Sr./7-8) in both the Motocross and Supercross portions of the competition, advancing the young MX careers of racers Cullin Park and Chase Sexton, while adding yet another chapter to the incredible racing heritage story of the American-made Cobra Motorcycles.
This year a young racer out of Florida, nine-year-old Jordan Bailey, will lead the Cobra factory-backed and National Team racers on his #133 King 50 into action beginning on Monday in Gainesville.
“Jordan’s won 15 major 50cc class championships on his Cobras – one of the top few winningest riders in the history of the company,” said Cobra President Sean Hilbert. “He’s definitely one of several Cobra racers to keep an eye on next week at the Mini Os.”
Joining Bailey in the 50cc class starting gates in both the MX and SX portions of the week-long competition will be recently crowned Branson (Mo.) MX National champs “Lightning” Lance Kobush (New Florence, Mo.) and Logan Leitzel (Dillsburg, Pa.). Another ripper from Missouri, Michael Hicks (Fenton), will represent Cobra at Gatorback, as will Georgia’s top little guys, Jackson Turpin and Tristan Lewis (Locust Grove), Chase Yentzer from Pennsylvania, Gage Keith (Md.) and Ohio’s Vance Stiers.
Florida’s Cullin Park, who swept top honors at the Mini Os in the 4-6 50cc MX and SX classes last year, returns to action next week in the 7-8 age class. New Mexico’s Brandon Smith (Aztec) will also be another guy to watch in the 7-8 class, along with Maryland’s James Shockey and another Georgia flyer, Gage Linville, along with Maryland’s Jack Rogers.
“Safe travels to everyone that’s headed down to Gatorback. We’ve loading up the Cobra support hauler as we speak and will see all of you down there first thing Monday morning,” said Hilbert. “Gonna be a great weekend of racing to wrap up another successful competition season for the American-made Cobra Motorcycles.”
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