HILLSDALE, Mich., – The most successful competition 50cc mini cycles in the history of the sport continued its impressive reign on the Mini Os as Cobra Moto again swept top honors across the board in the Jr. & Sr. classes, with two Cobra racers earning the coveted “Olympiad” honors for their efforts in the MX, SX and Open races.Beginning with the Sr. 50cc class at the 41st running of the Thor Winter National Olympics, presented by Pro Circuit at Gatorback Cycle Park (Fla.), Cobra’s King 50 – the bike that changed the course of minicycle racing here in the States nearly 20 years ago – was raced to championships in the SX class by California’s Jett Reynolds and in the MX class by Georgia’s Gage Linville. In addition, Virginia’s Nathan Merricks would race to a 1st place finish in the 50cc Open SX class, while Reynolds dazzled everybody with is speed & style in winning the 50cc Sr. MX Open class. And with that effort Reynolds was crowd this year’s 50cc Sr. Olympiad title winner!
“Jett had a spectacular weekend at Gatorback,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto. “He’s the real deal.”
Some other new names putting up solid numbers at the 41st Mini Os for Cobra Moto include: Tommy Leclere, Thomas Welch, Mason Naecker and Brock Bennett.The little guys on the Cobra 50JR bikes were led by New York’s Nicholas Romano, who swept both the Mini Os’ SX and MX titles and was awarded the coveted Olympiad title in his division. Fans also got to see a number of Cobra racers move up from the Jr. division to race in the Sr. division. Those kids included: Ryder Di Francesco, Romano, Johnny Weber and Gregory Stewart.
Finally, in the 65cc division – where the new 2013 Cobra CX65 was getting rave reviews at the race – Cobra got an outstanding performance from local Floridian Tommy “TJ” Rios who placed 2nd overall in both the 10-11 65cc MX and SX divisions. Georgia’s Jeremy Seabolt also raced well in the SX Modified division, placing 5th overall.
“Tommy was easily our most improved racer of the year,” said Hilbert of the longtime Cobra rider Rios. “He rode brilliantly all week and everyone at Cobra wishes him the best of luck as he now moves up to the 85cc class.”
Up now for Cobra: This concludes the 2012 competition season for Cobra Moto. We look forward to seeing everyone in March for the opening of the 2013 amateur national MX season. Enjoy the holidays and hit the school books just as hard as your practice track!
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