ATV Motocross

Cobra Mini Quads Top ATVA MX Standings

Monday, June 30, 2008 | 12:00 AM





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Cobra Mini Quads Top ATVA MX/GNCC Standings

In only its second full season of racing the Cobra ECX series quads are carrying on the successful Cobra MX mini cycle lineage with its ATV results

Photos: Cobra mini quad racer Corey Heath courtesy of John Heath

HILLSDALE, Mich., (June 28, 2008) ”“ Cobra mini quads continue to impress industry experts in both motocross and off road racing as the American-made, showroom floor-to-podium vehicles are not only winning races in all the junior classes, they’ve done so well officials of the AMA/ATVA-sanctioned Can Am GNCC Series have rewarded Cobra with its very own class.

““It’s an honor to us,” said Cobra President Sean Hilbert of the Cobra-only class bestowed upon the company this season by the ATVA and AMA. ““Means we’ve done everything we possibly could to deliver the most successful, yet affordable crate-to-podium competition race quad to ATV industry consumers.”

Argued as a ”˜works’ quad by those trying to keep up, the Cobra ECX series quads have been engineered to forego the thousands of dollars aftermarket add-ons it takes to make other quads competitive with the always successful Cobra line. Instead, designed and built in Michigan, stock Cobra quads have taken the ATVA, GNCC, Dirt Track and Hare & Hound Series’ by storm, earning a respectable share of wins and podium places in the classes they enter.

On the motocross side of things, the Cobra ECX mini quads continue to shine on the ITP/Moose AMA/ATVA National MX Championship. Led by Alex Szymborski (Holt, Mich.) who’s swept the first seven races in the 70cc SS 6-11 class, and Chase Horton (Arcadia, S.C.), who’s won four of six races in the 90cc Automatic Junior 8-11 class, along with 50cc Sr. (6-8) class leader Corey Heath (Wadesville, Ind.) ”“ Cobra continues to dominate the major ATV MX events this summer.

On the Can Am GNCC tour officials made the premier class its ““Super Mini 13-15” division and basically gave everyone a shot at the factory Cobra mini quads. The result? After seven rounds Cobra riders have control of the top five spots, including a close battle for 1st between Jerry Welch (Oakland, Md.) and Michael Spalding (Rising Sun, Md.), 144-142. Close behind on the overall podium in 3rd place is Josh Merritt (Akron, Ohio) with 133 points. Welch and Merritt are tied for the most overall wins (three), but Merritt missed the first round.

Next up for the Cobra mini quad racers is the ITP/Moose AMA/ATVA National MX Championship, July 12-13, in Johnstown, Pa., the Duro Extreme Dirt Track ATVA Nationals, July 4th, in Franklin, Pa., the July 5-6 Can-Am GNCC Series in Somerset, Pa., and AMA Hare & Hound Series in Wendover, Nev. (Aug. 16).

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

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