The little guys’ race is a big hit with the fans at RedBud, kids make the local NBC news, sign autographs and pose for pictures

HILLSDALE, Mich., (July 7, 2009) – Cobra’s “Stars of Tomorrow” mini bike race, open to all brands of 50cc Sr. class mini cycles, was a big hit with the fans attending the RedBud MX National this past weekend as nearly 30 little guys booted up and raced RedBud’s night track as part of RedBud’s FanFest activities.


With a pro rider-like autograph session set up at the SuperSports booth, and played up big on the local NBC channel Cobra’s “Stars of Tomorrow” made the young guys of our sport feel like kings for one big night of fun at RedBud.


“So many times these guys just get to race in front of mom and dad, grandma and grandpa. So we thought it’d be nice to take one event this summer and make it a big time event for these deserving young racers,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Motorcycle. “RedBud provided the perfect forum for this as there were hundreds of people hanging out there on Friday night during FanFest and came down to watch the little guys get after it.”

The top five racers from Cobra’s “Stars of Tomorrow” event were:

Place Name Results Hometown Bike

1st Jett Janowski 1-1 Middlebury, Ind. Cobra
2nd Luke Thyret 2-2 Tallmadge, Ohio Cobra
3rd Bryce Hansen 3-3 Kaukauna, Wis. Cobra
4th Daemien Vaughn 6-4 Westville, Ind. Cobra
5th Lucas Filips 8-5 Downers Grove, Ill. Cobra

Following the opening practice the “Stars of Tomorrow” riders all lined up at several tables for a big autograph session. Signing away with Sharpies on Cobra hero cards, kids reveled in the chance at being just like the pro riders. And other kids and adults, curious as to if they might be getting a signed piece of MX memorabilia that a decade from now could read: Davi Millsaps, Mike Alessi, Trey Canard, Austin Stroupe and Nico Izzi – all of whom used to race Cobras – lined up and got the signatures, then tucked them away for safe keeping.

“Cobra was pleased to invite all the kids, regardless of what brand bike they were on, to the event,” added Hilbert. “And every kid not only walked away with an armful of swag (courtesy of SuperSports, Skullcandy and Nitro Circus), but also with a feeling as to what it’s like to be the stars of the motocross track.”

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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