After a long 5 week break, the Mountain Dew AMA ATV National Motocross Series picked up where it left off as the world’s best ATV racers headed to High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pa. Wisconsin native, and Pro Class rookie, Cody Janssen came in confident and looking for a good weekend after spending the break in Kentucky with ATV racing legend Jeremiah Jones. The 22 year old stand out has had an up and down season through the first 2 rounds of 2014, but the one constant has been his never quit attitude throughout the times of adversity.
On Saturday in the Pro Class, an electrical issue made an attempt to derail Janssen’s day with a 14th place finish in Moto 1, but he rebounded in Moto 2 with a hard fought 12th. Sunday’s Pro Am racing wouldn’t go as smoothly as Cody would’ve liked either. While running inside the top 5 with just one lap left, another rider came in contact with him, killing his motor, and ruining every chance he had at the podium finish that keeps eluding him. Janssen would show his heart, turning his last place gate pick into a top 10 finish in Moto 2.
“Where do I start?” Cody Janssen, when asked about his weekend. “You can look at it positively, or you can look at it negatively. I was the top Pro Rookie again this weekend and am right in the thick of it, battling it out for Rookie of the Year. Everything negative that happened this weekend was out of my control. It was a weekend where we learned some valuable lessons and will be able to use those going forward. Lastly, let me remind you that we’re going to my ‘home track’ next and I cannot wait! (laughs) Mark my words, Walnut will be special.” Cody Janssen continued his positive outlook on social media.
Last but not least, Cody must thank all his sponsors and supporters because without such great people he wouldn’t even have a chance to be at the races. First and foremost his team, FSI/Janssen Motorsports, Roy, Faye, and Troy Hill, Jimmy Sims, his amazing family, friends, and fan base. Thank you to Elka Suspension for everything they do for #40, phenomenal products and even better people. Also, Maxxis Tires, SSI Decals, Walsh Racecraft, Makson Construction, FMF, Renthal, DP Brakes, Thor MX, 100%, Oshkosh Tattoo and Good Girl Piercing, Dynamite ATV, Quadtech, Tweeked Powderworks, Honda East Toledo, Rath, Hinson Clutches, Stephen Propson at P501, CP Pistons, KIK ATV, Maxima, Sunstar, D.I.D, Don Straus, 136 Photography, Pro-Tec, ASM13, Jeremiah Jones, Jeremy Edwards, Corey Garrison at Parts Unlimited, Terry Moore at Advanced Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, his phenomenal mechanics Todd and Dan, and everyone else that supports him. Round 4 takes place in Walnut, Illinois on May 31st-June 1st, see you there and God bless.