Cody Janssen #25

Cody Janssen #25

Janssen Makes it Three in a Row at Ballance’s/Wins 3 Races

Round three of the Mountain Dew AMA ATV National Motocross Series rolled into Ballance Motocross Park in Oakland, Kentucky last weekend(April 27,28). Kaukauna, Wisconsin’s Cody Janssen was confident coming into Round 3 after Wins at both of the opening rounds; along with the fact that he did very well last year at this venue, finishing 2nd to Cody Gibson in Pro Am Unlimited. “I love this track,” Cody said. “It’s technical, it’s got a few whoops sections, it’s what I would call a man’s track.” But rain would be a factor as it has been all year long, though after a weekend like this Cody might say he just wants it to keep on raining.

Cody Janssen #25Saturday morning came, the first day of competition, and things looked promising. There had been very little rain fall and the track conditions were ideal, but that would soon change. Cody’s A class moto 1 was right away in the morning, so in the #25 camp the team was just hoping the rain would hold off until after their morning race. But as Janssen and the rest of the 4 Stroke A riders made their way to the starting line the rain began to fall. The young Wisconsinite found himself in 2nd right out of the gate and quickly made his way into the lead in the adverse conditions. By race’s end Janssen won by over 10 seconds. Sunday’s conditions were much worse though, would this keep Cody Janssen from completing the 3 peat? The answer is no. He got a commanding holeshot and checked out, winning the mud race by nearly 30 seconds. “My Maxxis tires and Janssen engine got me a phenomenal holeshot there in moto 2 and I just rode my own race. I didn’t really feel like I was going that fast, but I ended up winning by a huge margin”, said Janssen. “I think this is just a testament to how hard I’ve been working, my great team, and all the second to none people that support me.” He had won every 4 Stroke A race so far in 2013 and lead the series points championship by 26, but the weekend’s success wasn’t over yet.

As was mentioned, Sunday’s weather and race conditions were very poor, many saying they couldn’t believe the races weren’t cancelled. But nonetheless, the Pro Am riders were ready for battle. Cody’s Pro Am season up to this point was not what he had dreamt up, he wanted to turn it around and that’s just what he did. The Team FSI Janssen Motorsports #25 Honda raced out of the gate to grab another huge holeshot. The 20 year old the put down good consistent laps, and was never challenged. Cody’s had won his first Pro Am race of the year, flexing his muscles by doing it by almost 20 seconds. As he accepted his Holeshot Award on the Podium after Moto 1, Cody vowed to be back up on the overall podium after moto 2, but he would fall short. The number 1 qualifier and moto won winner, Cody Janssen, got blasted in the first corner of the final resulting in a broken tie rod. Cody’s race was over before in even started. He went 1-DNF for 15th overall.

“I could let myself get down about the way the weekend ended, but I’m not going to let myself do that,” Cody said. “I raced in 4 races this weekend and won all 3 that I finished. I had no control over what happened to my tie rod, so how can I get discouraged? What I’m doing as far as training is clearly working so I’m just going to keep my head down and continue to work hard. I will be on the podium in Pro Am at Rossville (Indiana), that’s a promise. See you there!”

HoleshotAwardCody wants to congratulate his protégé Troy Hill on his first career national win this weekend in the 90 Open class. Cody also wants to specifically thank Jay Gobel for all his help, the Maxxis Tires and Elka Suspension were working as good as ever at Ballance’s. Also a huge thank you goes to his team, FSI Janssen Motorsports who he wouldn’t be racing without. Last but not least, thank you to Roy, Faye, and Troy Hill, Jimmy Sims, his amazing family, friends, and fan base. Thank you to Elka Suspension for everything they do for Cody! “I always know I have the best suspension out there, the Elka Stage 5 is unmatched. Great product and even greater people!” Also, Maxxis Tires, SSI Decals, DP Brakes, Thor MX, 100%, Oshkosh Tattoo and Good Girl Piercing, Dynamite ATV, Tweeked Powderworks, JB Racing, Rath, Renthal, Motoworks, Hinson Clutches, Stephen Propson at P501, CP Pistons , Andrew Vogt, KIK ATV, 136 Photography, Terry Moore at Advanced Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, his phenomenal mechanic Todd, and everyone else for their continued support. See you all in 2 weeks at Wildcat Creek Mx in Rossville, Indiana. God bless.