The AMA ATV National series may be over, but Pro Am Unlimited’s top rookie isn’t sitting on his hands, he is traveling throughout Wisconsin and the surrounding states showcasing his speed and honing his abilities. Friday August 17th Cody would compete in Chilton, WI at Gravity Park; while the next weekend he would take his talents to Byron, IL to compete in Round 5 of the WATVMX championship. “It’s bittersweet to have the Nationals over.” Janssen said. “But I’m going to continue to put in my work and make sure I’m ready for 2013…I’m just pumped to keep competing because I’m not ready to be done yet! “
One week removed from the finale at Loretta Lynn’s, rookie standout Cody Janssen was back on the track competing. He was in Chilton, Wisconsin at Gravity Park USA racing in the Dirtgrinder series. On this night he would be racing in the Quad “A” and Open Quad classes. The 20 year old wouldn’t have much trouble, grabbing every holeshot and winning every moto. As the track got rougher, Janssen just got stronger winning every race by 30+ seconds. “It was a good night for me! A lot of fans came out and I tried to put a show on for them!” Janssen said.
August 25, 2012:Byron, Illinois,location of Round 5 of the WATVMX Championship series. Few knew, but Pro Am National number 3 Cody Janssen would be on location and competing here today. “This race has been on my radar all year! Byron is the best track around and I wasn’t going to miss it!” Cody stated. There were many good riders in attendance for the premier classes at Motorsports Park including National Pro Ams: Adam Warren, Ethan Pickard, Jason Wehrli, as well as former Professional racer Steve Runkel. The first of two classes Cody would be competing in today was the Pro Am Production class. Replicating the AMA ATV National Pro Am Production class, the motos would be 15 minutes plus 2 laps. In moto 1, Cody grabbed the early lead and checked out by over 45 seconds. Moto 2 would be much of the same as the #25 would start in front and finish over a minute ahead of second place. Cody’s second class was Production “A”. In moto number 1,he had last gate pick which resulted in a first turn pile up. Minimizing the damage, Janssen flexed his muscles by going from 15th to passing former Pro, Steve Runkel, for the lead in 3 laps, and eventually going on to win the race convincingly. The day wouldn’t end the way it was supposed to as Janssen’s machine broke leading the final moto of the day with 2 laps to go, but regardless everyone in attendance knew who won on this day and was in awe of the speed and talent possessed by the young racer from Wisconsin, Cody Janssen.
“It was a great day for me!” Said Cody. “Actually it was a great 2 weeks for me and my team. It should have been 8 for 8 but thanks to that DNF it was 7-8, I guess I’ll take that…The biggest thing to note on the day was my Elka suspension. Thanks to them, I was embarrassing everyone in the track’s 2 whoop sections. I think after seeing me, they were all wishing they had Elkas! (laughs)”
Lastly Cody must thank all of his sponsors: Janssen Motorsports, Phil Buerster, Roberts Racing, again Elka Suspension, ITP tires, Oshkosh Tattoo and Good Girl Piercing, Quadtech, ESJ Graphics, DWT, Hardkor Engineering, Rath Racing, JB Racing, Corey Garrison(Parts Unlimited), ThorMX, 100%, Dragon Alliance, TweekedPowderworks, Renthal, Kalgard, Motoworks, Hinson Clutch Components, CP Pistons, KIK ATV Racing, DP Brakes, P501, Thede Photography, and everyone else that has helped and supported me, thank you and God Bless.