Cody Janssen Wins High Point ATVMX National
It’s late May, summer is near, and the world’s most prestigious ATV racing series is in full swing – now nearing its midpoint. This past weekend the ATV Motocross National Championship rolled into High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania. The weather forecast looked grim as racing neared, but it would end up being a perfect weekend just outside of Morgantown, WV. Race attendance numbers were down somewhat due to the expected forecast, but the cream of the crop were in attendance, of course, and ready to do battle on the freshly designed High Point Raceway circuit. The individuals who didn’t make the trip out east would regret it, as the new track design made for some spectacular racing!
The Junior 25+ division has been one of the most entertaining classes to watch at each national event this season. Cody Janssen and current points leader Nick Moser, both professional ATV racers, have been duking it out all season long with over half the season still ahead of them -- but this weekend was all Cody Janssen’s. After making a quick aggressive, but clean, pass for the lead on the opening lap of Moto 1, Janssen piloted his Cody Janssen Riding School/Swartfager Farms #25 machine to a first moto win! After a little overnight rain, conditions were fairly wet for Sunday’s Moto 2, but the result would be the same. Cody Janssen grabbed the holeshot and lead wire to wire, grabbing the overall win with a perfect 1-1 score. As it currently stands, Cody sits just 4 points back in the championship standings heading into Muddy Creek, TN (Jun 2-3).
“[I am] grateful to be in this position and grab the win this weekend!” Janssen said with a smile after his podium celebration. “I’ve been working really hard, and to see it pay off like this makes [the victory] feel extra special. We’re right where we need to be, getting stronger and stronger…heading into some of my best tracks. [I am going to] keep grinding and keep this rolling. I live for this!”
For a college student and tireless worker like Cody Janssen, chasing another National Championship is a very difficult thing to do. Expenses add up quick when competing at the sport’s highest level in the world. That being said, some individuals and companies recently stepped up to ensure the #25 would be at the most recent races. Cody Janssen and the Janssen family wants to send a huge thank you out to SSI Decals, Valvoline, Don Straus, as well as David and Anna Bartz for their timely support! Also, a tremendous thank you goes out to Derek Swartfager from Swartfager Farms and Knox Country Farm Supply, as always, but it was extra special from Cody to grab the win in his title sponsor’s home state and in attendance – Cody Janssen’s season wouldn’t be possible without the Swartfager family! Thank you to all the riders and families that support and attend the Cody Janssen Riding School. Big thanks to CST Tires, Elka Suspension, and Impact Solutions for all the support! Thank you’s continue to Pivot Works, FMF, Klink Equipment, Ameriprise Financial – Hemauer Financial Group, Goldspeed Products, Trimble’s Cycle Center, Hinson Clutch Components, the original E-Z Up, Thor MX, Ride 100%, Atlas Brace, Bell Helmets, D.I.D Chain, CV4 Xceldyne, Walsh RaceCraft, Fourwerx Carbon, Renthal, Rath Racing, DT1, The Program, 4arm Strong, Hot Cams, Hot Rods, Cylinder Works, All Balls Racing, Vertex Pistons, Energy Release, Precision Powder, Cliff Cox at Oshkosh Tattoo and Good Girl Piercing, DP Brakes, Midwest Restoration, Pro-Tec Racing, Sunstar, Works Connection, Evans Coolant, The Stanfield Family at Napa Auto Parts of Peru, Indiana; Reynolds Body Shop, Galfer USA, Corey Garrison at Parts Unlimited, 1st Endurance, Risk Racing, Motion Pro, Kindrick Racing, the Dean and Pauline Janssen Family, Bob Marshall at Dynamite ATV, Heartland Building Co., Karsyn Tucker and Family, Tim “Burr” Decoster, Blood Sweat & Tears Clothing Brand, and so many others including his mechanics Dan Binder, Joel Janssen, Todd Blom, and Tom Culshaw. Additionally, thank you, as always, to Barboski Photography and Ken Hill for the photos. Cody Janssen looks to keep the ball rolling at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee, on June 2-3. See you there! God bless.