Cobras remain on a roll!
American-made bikes sweep 50cc classes @ the AMA Spring Classic!
Taylor, Linville, McNabb & Romano nab all the 1st place Mill Creek 50cc hardware; Bruce adds two more Cobra CX65cc podium trophies as well
HILLSDALE, Mich., (March 21, 2012) – Right after dominating the 2012’s opening amateur MX National at Oak Hill, Texas, the American-made Cobra racers kept ‘er on the main jet for the season’s second big amateur race – MillCreek Motocross Park’s 2012 Thor/Parts Unlimited Spring Classic – again sweeping all of the 50cc 1st place hardware, along with furthering the podium heritage of Cobra’s new CX65.
Cobra was led in the 50cc class by Georgia’s Gage Linville, who swept 1st place honors in both the 7-8 Stock and Mod classes on his Cobra King 50s. Linville won eight of the nine 50cc motos he contested and earned a cool Hyperlite wakeboard for being “The Best of The Best” champion for all 50cc racers.
The one moto Linville didn’t win was possibly the most important – the final moto of the 4-8 50cc Stock Open class. Michigan’s Jaiden Taylor would step up and take that victory, notching his first-ever national title while racing his Cobra King 50.
Other Cobra racers scoring podium finishes in the 7-8 50cc classes at MillCreek included North Carolina’s Daniel Scott and New York’s Reed Cooper.
The little guys (and gal) (4-6) 50cc class featured Cobra’s Nicholas Romano (New York) and Canada’s Ryder McNabb going at it all weekend, with the two splitting the Mod (McNabb) and Stock (Romano) class championships. Romano also added the 50cc 4-6 Shaft title to his credit at MillCreek. Indiana’s Greg Stewartwas also running well on his Cobra CXJR all weekend, but didn’t quite put ‘er up on top of the podium, placing 3rd twice behind his fellow aforementioned Cobra racers.
On the 65s for Cobra Wyoming’s Brayden Bruce, having only been on his bike a few times this winter, railed his CX65 to a couple impressive 3rd place podium finishes in the 65cc 7-9 Stock and Mod classes. Florida’sTommy Rios and Maryland’s Jack Rogers also ran well in the 10-11 65cc classes. Rios locked down top ten finishes in all three (Stock, Mod & Open) races and Rogers rallying back from a couple tough motos to score a final moto podium in the Stock class.
Cobra’s 2012 Mill Creek National results
50cc 4-6 Shaft 50cc 4-6 Stock
1st – Nicholas Romano, New York 1st – Ryder McNabb, Canada
3rd – Maddox Owens, Tennessee 2nd – Nicholas Romano, N.Y.
3rd – Greg Stewart, Indiana
50cc 4-6 Mod 50cc 7-8 Stock
1st – Ryder McNabb, Canada 1st – Gage Linville, Georgia
2nd – Nicholas Romano, N.Y. 2nd – Jaiden Taylor, Michigan
3rd – Greg Stewart, Indiana 3rd – Daniel Scott, N.C.
50cc 7-8 Mod 50cc 4-8 Open Stock
1st – Gage Linville, Georgia 1st – Jaiden Taylor, Michigan
3rd – Reed Cooper, New York 2nd – Daniel Scott, N.C.
3rd – Gage Linville, Georgia
65cc 7-9 Stock 65cc 7-9 Mod
3rd – Brayden Bruce, Wyoming 3rd – Brayden Bruce, Wyoming
65cc 10-11 Stock 65cc 10-11 Mod
7th – Tommy Rios, Florida 5th – Tommy Rios, Florida
8th – Jack Rogers, Maryland
65cc 7-11 Open Mod
6th – Tommy Rios, Florida
7th – Brayden Bruce, Wyoming
Photos courtesy of: Rodney Webb
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