Cody Janssen Birch Creek Press Release
The Mountain Dew AMA ATV National Motocross Championship Series rolled into Birch Creek Motocross Park in Danville, VA for round number 6. Birch Creek hadn’t been on the national schedule for a few years but Cody Janssen and the other top riders were optimistic about how the track and weekend would pan out, this optimism quickly went out the window though. Heavy rain Thursday cancelled Friday practice and even heavier rain changed Saturday’s schedule, cancelling morning practice/youth classes and making amateur racing a one moto format. Rain has been the topic of conversation all year, but this was the worst one yet.
Cody Janssen was undefeated in 4 Stroke A in 2013 winning all five rounds. This weekend things had the chance of being a little tougher thanks to the mud, a one moto format, and absolutely no practice laps on the track. Cody’s first lap around the track in his lifetime was the opening lap of the A class. He started in 2nd and spent the first lap there. “I was in absolutely no hurry.” Janssen said. “I knew I would make the pass so I looked the track over while I was in 2nd on the first lap and then made the pass on lap two. The rest was history.” The FSI Janssen Team #25 rider, Cody Janssen, went on to win the moto by a sizeable margin. That’s six in a row for him! The undefeated streak is still alive and he owns an 88 point lead in the National Championship race.
Cody Janssen was a favorite to win the National Championship in not only 4 Stroke A, but also the premier Pro Am class. Sadly, Cody’s season has been cursed by terrible luck. This weekend would be no different. After a mid-pack start in moto 1, Cody worked his way up to 5th before moto’s end. “I felt really good out there! All I need is a better start and there’s no doubt in my mind we’ll be podium bound today.” Cody said before moto 2. Well, he did get the start he needed. He came out of the first corner in 2nd place and quickly went to work on the leader. Cody’s podium dreams would quickly go up in smoke though as he suffered a mechanical failure that would end his day early. “I’ve been working so hard.” A frustrated Cody Janssen said. “My fitness and program are second to none, I know that. It just seems like I can’t buy a break right now. The hardest part is that I know I have the speed to win, but that’s also what keeps me going and working hard. I have to count my blessings, I’m six for six in the A class and 100% healthy. I have every intention of putting a streak together in Pro Am and finishing these last 4 races on the podium!”
Finally, Cody must thank all of his sponsors. First and foremost his great team, Team Janssen Motorsports FSI, Roy, Faye, and Troy Hill, Jimmy Sims, his amazing family, friends, and fan base. Also a huge shout out 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, KIK ATV, Herbalife, Don Straus, Andrew Vogt/EVR, 136 Photography, Terry Moore at Advanced Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, his phenomenal mechanics Todd and Dan, and everyone else that helps him out. Once again, Cody must thank all his great supporters. Enjoy your summer break and we’ll see you all at Steel City in 3 weeks! God bless.