ATV Motocross

Race Report: Janssen Puts on Show For Sunset Ridge

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 10:50 AM

The Mountain Dew AMA ATV National Championship series may be over but that doesn’t mean 2014 AMA ATV Pro Rookie of the Year, Cody Janssen, is just at home sitting on the couch. On the weekend of September 6th and 7th, the top professional rookie opted to take his talents to Sunset Ridge MX and do a little racing. Thought it wasn’t easy with school, being that Walnut’s track is world class and a round on the National Circuit, it was on opportunity Janssen could not pass up.

With Cody’s Pro Class status, there were 2 classes that he was eligible for at this local event, those classes being the “Quad A” and “Collegeboy 16-24” classes. 16-24 was the first race of the morning, and the #40 rider started off strong by ripping a big holeshot, building on that lead throughout the race, and eventually winning by 25+ seconds by race’s end. The “A” Class would see a battle between Janssen and 8-time National Champion, Sam Rowe. Janssen would eventually win the war over Rowe, taking the win sizably and winning the overall in the process.

"This (winning) meant a lot to me." Cody Janssen said post-race Sunday. "It was important to me to end the season on a good note. Yeah, I won Rookie of the Year, but they say you’re only as good as your last race; so I needed to end this thing right. I had a great time this weekend! I think I definitely showed these guys what Pro Class speed is like, and the highlight of day had to be yanking that big holeshot on my beat practice bike! (laughs) Overall, heck of a weekend! Winning is always fun, no matter where it is. God is great!"

Last but not least, Cody must thank all his sponsors and supporters because without them the dream he is living out would never be possible. First and foremost his team, FSI/Janssen Motorsports, his amazing family, friends, and fan base. Thank you to Elka Suspension for everything they do for #40, phenomenal products and even better people. Also, Corrosion Specialties and the Parrish Family, Maxxis Tires, SSI Decals, Walsh Racecraft, Makson Construction, FMF, Renthal, DP Brakes, Thor MX, 100%, Oshkosh Tattoo and Good Girl Piercing, Napa of Peru, Indiana; Dynamite ATV, Quadtech, Tweeked Powderworks, Honda East Toledo, Rath, Hinson Clutches, CP Pistons, KIK ATV, Maxima, Sunstar, D.I.D, Don Straus, Pro-Tec, Jeremy Edwards, Corey Garrison at Parts Unlimited, Pafford EMS, TireBalls, DT1 Filters, Pivot Works, Terry Moore Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Dynamic Graphics, Team AndyStrong, Londerville Steel Enterprises, The Keane Family, his phenomenal mechanics Todd Blom and Dan Binder, and everyone else that supports him. As well as Eastbay, Under Armour, Muscle Milk, LSR, Troy Lee Designs, U.S. Venture, Darboy Corner Store, and Grand Central Station for the ongoing consideration and support. Look for news and press releases coming from Cody Janssen in the coming weeks, in the meantime, God bless.