HILLSDALE, Mich., (June 9, 2011) – A big shout out from everyone at Cobra Motorcycles to New Jersey’s Jordan “JJ” Jarvis for qualifying for the 30th annual Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National MX Championships, presented by AMSOIL.
A 2010 Loretta’s qualifier in the 50cc 7-8 class – the first girl to qualify for that class in the sport’s history – Jarvis, now ten years old, made the transition to the Cobra CX65 this year and has been on it! This past weekend she qualified for Loretta’s out of the Spring Creek MX regional in Athens, Ohio.
“We couldn’t be happier for Jordan and her dad, Rich, and mom, Kathi,” said Cobra President Sean Hilbert. “We’ve scanned the records several times and believe that Jordan’s also the first girl to qualify for the Loretta’s 65cc 7-9 class – at least since the early 1980s, if not ever.
“And she’s certainly the first girl in Cobra’s history to qualify for Loretta’s in the 65 class.”
Jordan’s tore up the east coast versus some of the top amateur boy motocross competitors in the United States since starting racing as a five-year-old. And though humble regarding her successes, she’s definitely focused on the work it takes in order to qualify for the sport’s biggest amateur event in August in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
“I’m really looking forward to racing Loretta’s again. Last year was a lot of fun and I like beating the boys,” said Jordan.
This summer Jordan will also be able to contest the new Girls 9-11 85cc class at Loretta’s, although her father thinks she’s better off racing against the boys – like she always has.
“It’ll be important for her to race against the girls – and we’re confident she’ll do well,” said Rich Jarvis. “But she pushes so much harder against the boys. And that’s where JJ’s at her best.”
Next up for Jordan on the national scene will be the Aug. 1st – 6th AMA Amateur National MX Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.