Cobra’s all-star lineup on the 50s & 65s features Linville, Milam, Mumford, Rogers, Kobush, Robertson and Smith
Cobra King 50 rider Lance Kobush (#99) - photo courtesy of Motoplayground
HILLSDALE, Mich. – The NMA’s biggest race of the season – the 2010 Ponca City Grand National – kicks off today with Cobra racers representing in full force in both the JR & SR (50cc) and 65cc classes on their American-made King 50s and CX65s.
The "Stars of Tomorrow" as they’ve become to be known, factory-backed Cobra racers to keep an eye on in the 50cc and 65cc classes include:
# Rider Hometown 2010 Accolades
420 Gage Linville Cordele, GA Vegas GP, Oak Hill & Lake Whitney titles (4-6)
306 Seth Milam Deberry, TX Oak Hill podium, top five Lake Whitney
122 Carson Mumford Simi Valley, CA Oak Hill titles (7-9 Stock & Mod), Vegas podium
351 Jack Rogers Brookville, MD Oak Hill podium (7-9 Stock)
99 Lance Kobush New Florence, MO Lake Whitney title (7-8 Stock)
325 Stilez Robertson Bakersfield, CA Lake Whitney title (4-8 Open), 3 titles at Vegas GP
117 Brandon Smith Aztec, N.M. Oak Hill, Lake Whitney & Vegas top ten (9-11 65cc)
"Ponca City is an outstanding race" said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra. "There is just a ton of history there going back many decades. All of the top pros to come out of the U.S. rode at Ponca at one time or another. Cobra’s factory and support racers will be out in full force at Ponca City this week and we look forward to hearing the stories of hard-fought battles and Cobra titles won – and defended - at this long-standing event."
Other Cobra racers to keep an eye on in the 50cc classes include: Nevada’s Robert Hailey in the JR class; Jackson Turpin (Georgia), Chase Yentzer (Pennsylvania), Pierce Brown (Utah), Grant Harlan (Hawaii), Darrian Davis (New Mexico) and Larry Reyes Jr. (Texas) in the SR classes. In the 65cc classes Cobra’s Aaden Veazie (Colorado) has a good shot at the overall 6-8 podium on his CX65. Also keep an eye on Cole Bailey (California) in the 65cc 6-8 class and Hunter Budd (Texas) in the 9-11 class.
For more information on the 2010 Ponca City Grand National – including up-to-date scoring, link to the NMA’s website at: http://www.nmamx.com/
Cobra, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles and mini quads in the United States with more than 200 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra's mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at www.cobramotorcycle.com.