Cody secures 2012VRA midget series Championship!
Cody headed to Ventura as the point leader on Saturday, October 6th but by no measure did he think the championship was sealed. “I knew we would need to have another solid night to clinch the season’s championship” stated Cody. “We started the day off good with the heat race win, and then it was just a matter of watching the track and making the right adjustments for the feature.” Cody started the feature from the 4th position and was running in the 3rd position at the halfway point. Going down the front stretch his car popped and coasted to a stop. Cody’s race was over! “We are running a spare magneto because ours is out for service. Something happened in the spare and we lost ignition. Fortunately, with the heat race win and the consistency we have had throughout the year, we still won the Championship by 40 points.” Cody said. “Thanks to everybody that supports us. Thank you to Jeff Wahl and Edmunds Auto Research, I have learned a lot from you and I am proud to win this Championship with you. Thank you to Phil Goodwine and GOODWINE glass, your support and advice are priceless.To Stewart and Tres VanDyne and VanDyne racing engines, I always have the power I need.Thank you for all your help. Thank you to Wally Pankratz for your coaching and advice. Thank you to my crew, Ray Mills, Jimmy Goodwine and My Dad, Kirk Swanson. Thanks to my family & friends for all their encouragement & making the drive to Ventura to support me. Also thanks to the VRA racers and track officials. It was a fun year. We all had to really work on our cars and driving. Thank you to all of our Sponsors, K&N Engineering, LUCAS Oil Products, JE Pistons, EIBACH springs. I truly appreciate all the support.
Cody still has the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Perris on Thanksgiving night. to run and then hopes to start off 2013 with the “Chili Bowl”. Then current plans call for contesting the full 2013 USAC Western States Midget Series and if deals can be put together he would like to run as many sprint car events as possible.