After Round 3 at Maryland where seemingly nothing went right for Pro Am rookie Cody Janssen, he wanted nothing more than to get to round 4 where he hoped to redeem himself. The race was in Walnut, Illinois at Sunset Ridge Raceway which is essentially Cody’s home race of the season. The rider of the #25 Honda was riding a pink quad this weekend in honor of breast cancer awareness. “I want nothing more than to put my pink Janssen Motorsports Roberts Racing Outlaws machine on the podium.” Janssen said at the beginning of the weekend.
As always, Saturday marked the day where Pro Am Unlimited would take to the track. In moto 1 Cody’s Janssen Motorsports engine and ITP tires got him out front early and despite losing a hand grip early in the race he lead the moto start to finish and earned himself the win in Pro Am Unlimited moto 1. Going into moto 2 Cody knew he had a great opportunity to put his machine on the box and there was no one in the state of Illinois on this day that was going to stop him. Cody started right behind Cody Gibson and stayed right with him in the opening laps before losing a little time. He would go on to finish a comfortable 2nd place in the moto and secure 2nd overall with a 1-2 score on the day.
Sunday can be summed up by saying Cody fought his way up into the top 3 before having a coil wire break and ending his chances of two podium appearances on the weekend. “Saturday was good, and I felt like I was putting myself in position to make another podium appearance today and just ran into a little bad luck again… Like I said before, I’m going to count my blessings, put in some work the next ten days or so and bring my ‘A’ game to Kentucky for the night race. Just have to thank my team and all the people that continue to stand behind me throughout my rookie campaign. My Janssen Motorsports engine is the best one out there, ITP gives me a phenomenal advantage with great tires and I know for a fact that every week when I go to the track my Elka Stage 5s are the best performing shock there, the rougher the track gets the better my suspension works. My job is made easy by all the companies and individuals that back me and I’m blessed to have all the support.”
Cody again must thank Janssen Motorsports, Elka Suspension, Roberts Racing, Phil Buerster, Quadtech, JB Racing, Badger Race Wraps, Rath Racing, Hinson Clutch Components, ITP Tires, DWT, CP Pistons, Motoworks, DP Brakes, KIK ATV Racing, Kal-Gard, Moto Concepts, Thede Photography, Renthal, Works Connection, Tweeked Powderworks, and Dragon Alliance. Also a special thanks to all the friends and family that made the trip to Illinois to see the podium performance at round 4. We look forward to the night race at Kentucky, where we plan to keep the ball rolling and make a podium appearance in both the Pro Am Production and Pro Am Unlimited classes. God bless.