Janssen’s Heart and Determination Apparent at Muddy Creek

Janssen’s Heart and Determination Apparent at Muddy Creek

Muddy Creek Raceway, located in the hills of east Tennessee, played host to round 3 of the AMA ATV National Motocross Championship Series. These east Tennessee hills have seen decades of racing including great success by reigning ATV Derby Pro World Champion Cody Janssen. Janssen came into 2016’s chapter at Muddy Creek on a podium streak which saw him on the podium every single year he had raced the national series at this venue. But coming in injured from his major wreck in Texas, Cody realized it would be tough to keep this streak alive. Wounded Warrior; here’s a little recap in Cody’s very own words via social media about his weekend (codyjanssen.25 on Instagram). –

“I went to Tennessee having not ridden since leaving Texas after my big get-off. I knew it wouldn't be an easy weekend, but I fully expected to be able to compete at a relatively high level. In reality however, my body didn't respond as well as I had hoped. Everyone could see my [still] black eye, what you couldn't see is the fracture in my back and - the biggest hurdle - the broken ankle I'm trying to ride through. I managed a 13th overall Pro finish, and a similar result in result in Pro Am. I battled up to 10th in Moto1, got tangled up in Moto2 making a pass inside the top 10. I was a shell of myself, riding like that isn't fun, but the last thing I'm going to do is quit when so many sacrifice to make this possible. Back at the doctor this week to see what we can do. Thank you to all who continue to believe, I'll be back and more like the real #25.” -Cody Janssen

Update – Cody spent much of the week between visits with specialists, doctors, and physical therapists. The reigning World Champion feels like he is pulling out all the stops to make a step forward and is going to try to even do some riding this weekend before the next round at Ironman Raceway. All indications are the #25 rider won’t be 100% yet, but should be much closer to that number by race day. Cody’s chase for his 3rd National Championship wouldn’t be possible without the great care and support of the people that continue to back him. He must thank his parents/family and the rest of the Janssen Motorsports crew; Thank you to the Londerville family and Londerville Steel for stepping up for Cody when he needed it most. Thank you to Elka Suspension for their support of the #25, phenomenal products and people. Also, thanks to Jay at Impact Solutions, Maxxis Tires, SSI Decals, Walsh Racecraft, Valvoline, Koster Racing, FMF, Pivot Works, Hinson Clutch Components, DP Brakes, Thor MX, 100%, E-Z UP, Cliff Cox and Oshkosh Tattoo and Good Girl Piercing, Risk Racing, Napa of Peru, Indiana; Pafford EMS, FourWerx Carbon, Sconnie Nation, 1st Endurance, Piping Service INC., DT-1 Filters, Sunstar Sprockets, D.I.D Chains, Galfer USA, Rath Racing, Renthal, Works Connection, 4Arm Strong, Don Straus, Pro-Tec, PHC Coatings, Jeremy Edwards at Edwards Auctioneering, Corey Garrison at Parts Unlimited, Evans Coolant, Terry Moore, Ken Hill, Frank Vallone and family, his phenomenal mechanics (Joel Janssen, Todd Blom, Haley Davis, and Dan Binder), and everyone else that supports him. The Janssen team is like a set of gears, Joel and Lisa Janssen along with Haley Davis (girlfriend) make Cody and his racing successful, it wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of them. The #25 will be back, see you in Indiana! God bless.

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