7-year-old Bodee competes in both Minnesota and Wisconsin AMA Hillclimb districts – and wins both states’ overall 50cc titles – on his King Cobra
HILLSDALE, Mich., (Nov. 7, 2011) – It’s not surprising that the competition Cobra mini cycles that dominate the amateur motocross circuits around the world are also being piloted to championships in other areas. Cobras have shown up and set land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats, won numerous junior class supermoto races and Cobra motors have powered ATVs to class championships as recently as the 2011 GNCCs.
So the latest note into Cobra HQ from a seven-year-old named Bodee O’Neil was just some more great news for Cobra’s stellar racing heritage as Bodee announced he’d just won the 2011 AMA Devil’s Staircase National Hillclimb Championship on his Cobra King 50.
“I began hillclimbing at the age of four and have loved it ever since,” said Bodee. “This past year my dad (Corey) purchased a King Cobra 50cc for me – and the bike has proven itself over and over during my racing season.”
Not only did Bodee win the National Championships in his age division, he also swept Minnesota’s District 23 and Wisconsin’s District 16 50cc AMA Amateur Hillclimbing Series titles, while also moving up to the 65cc class and did “quite well” on his Cobra King 50. And if that wasn’t cool enough, Bodee also won District 23’s ‘High Point’ award given to the top rider – all classes included – with the most points on the season!
“Everyone at Cobra HQ was fired up to hear from Bodee and his family – and our engineering team was thrilled to see the photographs of how Corey O’Neil modified Bodee’s swing arm for his Cobra to go hillclimbing,” said Cobra President Sean Hilbert. “So again, congrats from Cobra, Bodee, on a great AMA competition hillclimb season this year and we look forward to following your efforts on a Cobra CX65 in 2012!”
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.
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