Dirt Bike News - Adam Cianciarulo: The Next Big Thing in Motocross - Dirt Rider Magazine

McGrath, Carmichael, Stewart... Cianciarulo?The 'Next Big Thing' in motocross, all 4'-8", 58 lbs. of him, dominates recent Vegas Mini GP on Cobra Motorcycles, capturing a record five division titles without losing a single moto - including a three division title sweep in the in the 7-8 50cc class on his Cobras!

Talk around the Vegas Mini GP pits was that not since Jeff Ward in the 1970's has a young racer posted such dominant numbers as eight-year-old junior motocross sensation Adam Cianciarulo did this past week. The Port Orange, Fla., flyer went an amazing 15-for-15 in the three moto race format, sweeping every 50cc class he entered on his Cobra Motorcycles."The kid is breathtaking," said Cobra President Sean Hilbert. "We expected him to do well, but were amazed - like those who lined the fences to watch him race - that he was able to accomplish what he did."One highlight in particular Hilbert mentioned was in the 6-9 Super PW Div 2 class when Adam didn't earn his customary holeshot. He eventually took the lead on the last lap, pinning it down a straight, grabbing the front brake and entering the left-hander berm with his back tire at least a foot off the ground."And he rode into the berm on his front tire before he set the back down and railed back out of the turn for the lead. It was unreal," said Hilbert.Much like the way he dominated in Texas last month (Lake Whitney and Oak Hill), Cianciarulo and his Cobra King 50's were the talk of the competition as Adam won the coveted "Most Outstanding Racer" award for his record-breaking performance. The winner of this award was chosen from more than 3,000 entries at this year's NMA sanctioned Mini GP event."Definitely one of the best performances by a Cobra racer ever," said Cobra founder Bud Maimone. "This kid has a legitimate shot at being one of the greats."Also putting in an excellent performance on his Cobra was Mark Worth of Queen Creek, Ariz. Mark fought off some very tough Cobra mounted competition in the form of Michael Young of Concord, N.C. and Rookie White of Temecula, Calif., to capture both the 4-6 Pee Wee Stock and the 4-6 Pee Wee Modified titles aboard his CM50. Dalton Myers of Riverview, Fla., Zac Commans of Westlake Village, Calif., and Jake Riggle of Woodland Park, Colo., also put in several outstanding rides throughout the week on their King 50s.Cobra racers all across the nation will be competing in the coming weeks for a qualifying spot at the AMA Air Nautiques Amateur Motocross Championships (Loretta Lynn's) in August. The next big amateur national race is the NMA Ponca City Grand Nationals, July 24-30.