Cody Janssen Underground Mx Race Report
This past weekend, Underground Mx played host to the National ATV Motocross series deep in the heart of Texas. As the amateur season opener, and round two for the pros after a half points race at the Daytona ATV Supercross, the ATV motocross season was now officially in full swing. Many of you may have seen ATV Pro World Champion Cody Janssen’s post-race update via social media:
“Tough weekend in Texas. Struggled early, had a decent ride going in Pro Moto 2 and blew a berm giving up a few spots. Then, in what would end up being the only Pro Am moto, was putting together a solid ride pushing for a top 5 and had some sort of electrical problem with a couple laps to go. The results aren't indicative of what this team is capable of, the great group of people that I've assembled, or how hard they all work. I'll right the ship, we will prosper. Thank you to all who stick with me through the ups and the downs.”
-Cody Janssen (Instagram (codyjanssen.25) & Twitter (codyjanssen_25)
“We had some flashes of good things.” Janssen went on to tell us. “I don’t question my speed, [my speed] is there; and my starts are better than they have been in recent memory. Luck just wasn’t on our side this weekend. If I could’ve came out of week one with a top 5 in Pro Am I would’ve been ecstatic, but the electrical problem forced me on basically be rolling around just keeping in from stalling by the end [of the race]. But the blessing is, and I’ve been reminded by multiple people, I’m doing a whole lot better than last year at this place when I was in a hospital bed right about now. And I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to go out there and show people who I really am at Alabama. I wish the race was tomorrow!” Cody concluded with some excitement in his voice.
Pro Am ultimately was raced in a one race format on Saturday night at the conclusion of Pro Moto 2 due to threatening weather with storms, possible tornados, lightening, and large hail headed towards the racetrack. So the #25 rider never even got the chance to go out and redeem himself in a Pro Am Moto 2. Cody went 13-14 in the Pro class. Not where the 24-year-old knows he belongs, but as he noted, he has the opportunity to go show what he’s capable of at Monster Mountain on April 15-16!
Finally, but most importantly, Cody must thank all the incredible individuals who show their support and make competing at the highest level in the world possible. He must thank the Londerville family and Londerville Steel for coming on as the title sponsor for this season, without Jereme and his family none of this would be possible. Thank you to Heartland Building Co., Elka Suspension, Maxxis Tires, Jay at Impact Solutions, SSI Decals, Walsh Racecraft, Valvoline, FMF, Pivot Works [Vertex, Hot Cams, Hotrods], Koster Racing, Hinson Clutch Components, DP Brakes, Thor MX, 100%, E-Z UP, Midwest Restoration, Cliff Cox at Oshkosh Tattoo and Good Girl Piercing, Risk Racing, the Stanfield family at Napa of Peru, Indiana; Pafford EMS, Reynolds Body Shop, Outlaw Mx LLC, FourWerx Carbon, 1st Endurance, DT-1 Filters, Sunstar Sprockets, D.I.D Chains, Galfer USA, Rath Racing, Renthal, Works Connection, 4Arm Strong, Don Straus, Pro-Tec, Energy Release, Precision PowderCoat, Goldspeed, Jeremy Edwards at Edwards Auctioneering, Corey Garrison at Parts Unlimited, Kay Gunn PT, Frank Vallone/Vallone Racing and family, Dream Chaser Designs, CV4, Xceldyne, Amped Apparel, Dominic Sumpolec’s The Program, CP-Carrillo, Motion Pro, Pro Moto Billet, his phenomenal mechanics (Joel Janssen, Haley Davis, Dan Binder, and Todd Blom), Ken Hill for the photos, and everyone else that supports him. Next up, Alabama!