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UserName: Teampanther

Real Name: Kya Cochran

Hometown: Kansas City, KS

Tracks Where I Race: TKQMA Topeka, KS

Non-Racing Hobbies: Girl Scouts and American Legion public service.


Classes I've Raced: Rookie,Junior Am. and Junior 1 Heavy go karts,Senior Novice Quarter Midget

Classes I Currently Race: Sr/Hvy Honda Quarter Midget

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Kya has raced mostly karts on dirt up until 2009 when she choose to make a change for the 2010 season to quarter midgets and race the concrete surface of TKQMA. Kya has one A main win along with 20 top 5's and 36 top ten finishes over her career of racing. She is focused to race against many of the best in her division from across the country this season.

Tracks Raced at:

Thunderlake Speedway- Kansas City, KS

Lasoski Speedway- Warrensburg, MO

The Colisuem- Sedalia, MO

TKQMA-Topeka, KS


Kya’s goals for 2012 race season:

She is aiming for a multiple win season along with several attempts to qualify for National events in Ohio, Indiana and Missouri along with running for points at her home track, TKQMA in Topeka Ks.

Kya’s Past Accomplishments:

She has competed at Thunderlake Speedway in Kansas City, KS, Lasoski Speedway in Warrensburg, Mo, The Coliseum in Sedalia, Mo. while driving a go kart and TKQMA in Topeka, Ks.

 2007- Three top 5s in three races

2008- Eight top 5s & fourteen top 10s while competing at Thunderlake Speedway, Lasoski Speedway and the Coliseum in Sedalia. With an average finish of third in the Junior Amateur division

2009- Competed in the Annual Snake Day Parade car show in North Kansas City, Mo, where her kart finished 3rd in voting.

Twelve top 10’s with a finish of 7th in the final Junior 1 Heavy point standings at Thunderlake Speedway.

2010-Competed in the Annual Snake Day Parade Car show where her Quarter Midget brought home the 1st place trophy in the event. During the race season she compiled 1-Feature win, several heat wins, 9 top 5’s and 12 top 10’s with a finish of 6th in the final Hvy. Honda Standings at TKQMA


School: A.M.S.

Grade: 7th (A-B grade point average)

Multiple holder of Student of the Month awards and multiple Student Citizenship awards.

Community Groups: Arrowhead Middle School Pep Club,11 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary Junior Girls #199 Quindaro Unit. Where she takes part in memorial and other community services. Kya is also a 7 year Girl Scout member where she is a highly decorated member of Junior Troop #1564 in Kansas City, Ks. Also a A.M.S. Cheerleader.

Pit Crew:

Crew Chief- Tina Cochran

Car Chief- Steve Cochran

Pit Crew- James Cochran and the Grandmas

Primary Ride

2008 Stanley powered by a Scott Racing Engines Honda

Sponsors for 2012:              Groups we support:             People we would like to thank:

Kaged Ink Tattoo                    Donate Life                              Jeff Mauro, Jasen Holladay,

Jim's Home Repair                   Girl Scout Troop #1564            JR Billings and Jay Lamphear

Ussery Auto Body                   American Legion Unit #199    

The Grandmas                        Relay for Life Cancer Walk

Manthe Design

Pit Crew:

Crew Chief- Tina Cochran

Car Chief- Steve Cochran

Pit Crew- James Cochran and the Grandmas

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Region 7 Monza Event-Topeka,Ks

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Sponsor Needed

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