Janssen Wins Gravity Park USA DirtGrinder Season Opener
Between the Texas and Alabama rounds of the ATV Motocross National Championship series, former AMA ATV Pro Rookie of the Year and ATV Derby Pro World Champion Cody Janssen conveniently found himself back in Wisconsin for Gravity Park USA’s Dirtgrinder series season opener. Janssen attended the event at his local track and went on to grab both holeshots and win both motos in the Quad A class, leaded every lap in the process and winning in dominant fashion. Cody’s first youth ATV motocross race was at this track 15+ years ago, he told us it was fun to get back to his old stomping grounds and see all the familiar faces at the [local] races.
“I had a blast tonight!” Janssen told us after his wins. “It’s fun to be back out here for a race. I do a lot of practicing here, but it sure is fun to come out to a Gravity Park race again. If I told you it wasn’t fun getting holeshots and winning races, no matter where it is, I’d be lying. I had a blast tonight!”
Cody followed up the race Friday night with a couple of high quality days of riding to follow. He is feeling more prepared than ever heading into Monster Mountain this weekend, a track he really enjoys.
Cody must finally 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, Nova Racing Gears, 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), Scott Pieper for the photos, and everyone else that supports him.