Cobras Sweep 50cc Stock & Modified Classes At Las Vegas Mini GP!Tuesday, April 17, 2007 | 8:07 AM
Cobra Factory racer Mark Worth tops ‘em all with three titles; Matt Burkeen debuts the new Cobra CX65 with a solid 4th place effort
HILLSDALE, Mich., (April 17, 2007) – To no one’s surprise the 50cc class at the 36th annual World Mini GP at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was again dominated kids on Cobra Motorcycles with Cobra Kids taking 21 out of 25 of the top five spots for an 84-percent top five success ratio.
Cobra was led by factory rider Mark Worth (Queens Creek, Ariz.) on his King Cobra. Worth won three classes on the week, including the 50cc 7-8 Stock class, 50cc 7-8 Modified class and the 6-9 Super Peewee class.
“Mark had an outstanding weekend and everybody at Cobra Headquarters here in Michigan was pumped to hear about it this morning,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Motorcycles. “And congrats to all the Cobra kids that raced at Vegas this past weekend. I hope they and their families had a great time, raced well, and we look forward to seeing them here at Ponca City in July.”
Also putting up multiple top five finishes at the Vegas Mini GP were a trio of California racers. Sean Cantrell, Cobe Lehnertz and Tristan Miller all put up excellent results in the 50cc 7-8 classes.
In the 4-6 50cc Stock class, newly signed factory rider Jordan Bailey (Orlando) won the overall championship, while Arizona’s Gavin Hultman (Apache Junction) won the 4-6 50cc Modified class.
Finally, one of the biggest highlights for Cobra Motorcycles was the maiden voyage of the new CX65. Raced by North Carolina’s Matt Burkeen, the box stock CX65 arrived in Vegas this past Monday – in a crate – and was assembled that night and raced Tuesday morning. Matt managed a 4th place finish in the 6-11 65cc Open Modified class (on a stock bike) and a 9th place finish in the 65cc 9-11 Modified class (again on a pure stock bike).
“We’re very pleased with the results and input we received on the CX65 from its first national level race,” said Hilbert. “Our goal this year is to post some solid top five and top ten finishes and Matt gave us a great start. We are all eager to see if an American-made minicycle, born from a motocross heritage that is second-to-none in American production motocross motorcycle competition, can continue to impress through out the summer and, hopefully, bring yet another title back to Cobra.”
Cobra, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles and mini quads in the United States with more than 100 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.
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