As requested by Cody Janssen himself, this weekend’s race report from Georgia will be done by a direct quote from the rider:
Tough weekend, one of the toughest I’ve ever had. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Fluke bike problems Saturday, rain and mud called for a 1 moto format Sunday. With a podium in sight, we somehow sucked in some water and that prematurely ended my weekend. I want to apologize to all the people who support me, and all the people who cheer for me. This isn’t me, the results don’t tell the whole story this weekend. Thank you to all that make this possible for me. We’ll be back to make this right, I promise. God bless.
Janssen, cursed by fluke overheating and electrical issues in the Pro Class, could only muster up a 12th place finish in Macon. On Sunday, as the reigning AMA ATV Pro Rookie of the Year noted, rain cancelled all of Sunday’s races other than the Pro Am division, though it was just a one moto format. After a solid holeshot, Cody found himself right outside a podium spot, and the self-proclaimed best mud rider in the sport knew a win or podium was right in front of him. But soon thereafter his machine started coughing and ultimately stalled from something water/mud related. That capped a heartbreaking weekend for the #40.
When times are tough, you must be even more thankful for all your sponsors and supporters that make it possible for you to chase a dream. Cody must thank his parents/family and the rest of the Janssen Motorsports crew; Thank you to Elka Suspension for everything they do for #40, phenomenal products and even better people. Also, Corrosion Specialties and the Parrish Family, Maxxis Tires, SSI Decals, Walsh Racecraft, Londerville Steel, Valvoline, Koster Racing, FMF, Hinson Clutch Components, DP Brakes, Thor MX, 100%, Oshkosh Tattoo and Good Girl Piercing, Napa of Peru, Indiana; FourWerx Carbon, Sconnie Nation, DT-1 Filters, Sunstar Sprockets, D.I.D Chains, Galfer USA, Rath Racing, Pivot Works, CP-Carrillo, Dynamite ATV, Tweeked Powderworks, Honda East Toledo, Works Connection, Don Straus, Pro-Tec, Jeremy Edwards at Edwards Auctioneering, Corey Garrison at Parts Unlimited, Terry Moore at Advanced Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Dynamic Graphics, Team AndyStrong, his phenomenal mechanics (Joel Janssen, Todd Blom, and Dan Binder), as well as everyone else that supports him. We are all healthy and that is a blessing in itself; Cody will be ready to come out swinging at the next round in Texas in a few weeks. Until then, take care and may God bless you.