Dylan Woodcock photo courtesy of Ian Roxburgh
HILLSDALE, Mich., (July 13, 2011) – Chalk up two more impressive victories for Cobra competition mini cycles on the global stage as California’s Stilez Robertson and the UK’s Dylan Woodcock scored overall victories in their respective 50cc and 65cc classes at the eighth annual MX Master Kids held at France’s Commercy MX track.Robertson opened the competition by dominating the 50cc 9-and-under qualifiers on his Cobra CX50 Sr., aka the “King 50.” The skies would open up a bit prior to the start of Robertson’s main event and, on a greasy track, he had to come from behind to catch the leaders. Passing for the lead versus a KTM-mounted Estonian racer, Robertson looked to be into the clear around the third lap – only to get punted in a corner by the same racer.With the No. 1 and No. 2 riders on the ground, Robertson was able to get back up and mount an attack on the new lead racer – who he’d passed en route to his initial moto lead position. Committed, Robertson pinned his King 50 and passed for the lead, eventually opening up a 30-second margin at the checkers. And all that with a flat rear tire!
And equaling the excitement of Robertson’s 50cc class finals run was Woodcock in the 65cc class. Held up in the first turn, Woodcock was back in 14th place in the full-gate 65 class finals moto. Picking off rider after rider the UK’s top mini cycle racer – on his Cobra CX65 – finally caught the lead rider and passed him with four corners remaining. The two battled to the end and Woodcock won ‘er at the checkers!”It was one of those races where, at the start, you were saying to yourself ‘Never, not going to happen,’” said Cobra’s European operative Neil McClelland of Woodcock’s perceived chances to win. “And then it did. Definitely the weekend’s most thrilling race out of all the classes.”Also running well on his Cobra CX65 was the UK’s Harry Wichmann, who placed 5th in the 65cc class at the MX Master Kids.Cobra, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles and mini quads in the United States with more than 300 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.