Thruxton Cup Challenge Champion
Ted “Cannonball” Cobb Thrills Crowd With Cup Win
Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd. announced that
Cumming, Georgia’s Ted “Cannonball” Cobb, won the
inaugural Triumph Thruxton Cup Challenge with a
victory at Pueblo Motorsports Park in Colorado on
September 11, 2005.
Throughout the entire season, consistency was the
name of the game, as Cobb racked up seven wins out
of the first nine Thruxton Cup races.
Cobb, who works as a Sales Manager for Moto
Britalia explained, "This series is a great place to
race the Thruxtons. The bikes are a blast to
ride on the track and it doesn't cost an arm and a
leg to compete; anyone can do it! I would like to
thank all my sponsors, Moto Britalia, Gemini
International Inc., Arai, Bradsbikes.net, Spiegler,
A Green Lawn, OFC Capital and last but not least
Charlie Benton of Cycle Dynamics. A big thanks
to Triumph as well, for providing my wife and me a
trip to England and the $2,000 in cash for winning
the Championship! I can't wait to see the
Triumph factory where all the beautiful bikes are
Triumph Motorcycles returned to the American road
racing scene this season with the successful launch
of the Thruxton Cup Challenge as part of the
American Historic Racing Motorcycles Association
national schedule. AHRMA developed the series
as a “spec” class race and the machines resemble the
stock bikes sitting on the showroom floors.
In an effort to keep costs down while maintaining
a high level of competition, the series is
exclusively limited to the Triumph Thruxton 900.
The Thruxton captures the very essence of the café
racer look – the shorty-style front fender, rakish
clip-on handlebars, distinctive seat hump and
spartan elegance - and matches it to exhilarating,
The Thruxton’s 865cc, twin cylinder power plant
is the most powerful of Triumph’s twin-cylinder line
up. Triumph specializes in building industry unique
bikes and has defined an entirely new category in
modern motorcycling with the Thruxton: Retro Sports.
The first season of competition was an exciting
one with motorcycle legends Gary Nixon and Jay
Springsteen joining the fray along with a number of
celebrity journalists, Triumph dealers, new riders,
and experienced road racers.
The Thruxton Cup Challenge will return for 2006
to the AHRMA National Series. Grids are
anticipated to be just as big as the first season
and the racing action promises to spawn some of the
most exciting battles on American soil.
For more information please visit
and see your local dealer for details. Triumph
is offering an exclusive $800 rebate program for all
U.S. customers who are interested in purchasing a
new Thruxton 900 and racing in the AHRMA series.
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