Racer X Privateer Profile: Kody Kamm

Kody Kamm

For decades, fans have been fixated by two-sport athletes. Whether it is Bo Jackson and Deion “Primetime” Sanders smashing home-runs and stealing bases on the baseball field only to high step their way into the end zone just a few months later, or someone that hits closer to the motocross community like Tucker Hibbert or Blair Morgan, we as sports fans have always been mesmerized by these combo athletes.

Kody Kamm, just 17-years old from Kenosha, Wisconsin now joins this elite club of crossover stars. When Kamm qualified for his first ever Pro National at RedBud he joined Hibbert and Morgan by qualifying for a Pro Motocross National and a pro SnoCross event. Kamm who rides in the in the Pro Lites Class (the equivalent of the 250 class) for Hentges Racing Team in the Amsoil Championship Snocross Series is taking the path less traveled to begin his pro career.

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News Rumors And Things To Think About 2.0

The Vet 30+ class at the ISOC Nationals is set to explode during the next few seasons. The class already boasts names such as Reimer, Tate, Schultz and Bauerly and this season T.J. Gulla and Robbie Malinoski are eligible to race it. Hard to believe, but next year Levi LaVallee will be eligible too.

Kody Kamm

Kody Kamm finished 29th in the 250 class at the Red Bud National in Buchanan, Michigan, this past July 2. The 17-year-old Polaris racer from Kenosha, Wisconsin, rides a Yamaha YZ250F and finished 24th and 28th in his two motos.

If you haven’t heard, Logan Christian messed up his knee racing the Canadian Nationals. He should be back ready to race Duluth.

Despite our predictions of a new buggy, sources are telling us Polaris does not have a new race chassis coming for the 2012 season. It’s amazing – they’re going on seven seasons with that buggy in an era when three years is a lifetime. We’ll predict a new chassis again next year because one of these years we’ll be right and then we’ll look like geniuses.

We got the scoop on the whole Jeff Goodwin deal. Goodwin and BRP parted ways back in May, leaving Marcel Imbault as interim Race Manager. We don’t want to air too much dirty laundry, all we’ll say is Goodwin was let go, he did not quit.

More on race sleds – Ski-Doo’s racer should be very similar to last years. Also, some may remember sledRacer revealed Cat would have a new race buggy based on the ProCross chassis. They were testing the sled at Ski Gull in Brainerd last Spring and out West this summer. While we’re still sure the sled will use the ProCross chassis, we found out that the new racer will look nothing like what the boys were shaking down at Ski Gull.

What will Johan Lidman's buggy look like in 2012?

If they’re not out already (and posted here on sledRacer) two major teams have or will announce big changes to rider and/or brand lineups.

It seems the Soo has been attracting a lot more attention in recent years. With the announcement of P.J. Wanderscheid and Gary Moyle riding for Cadarette Racing, add in guys like Gabe Bunke who will have two sleds again, DL Racing who will have two sleds with Justin Tate and Shane Felegy riding again, Corey Davidson and all the other Soo veterans and it should be one of the strongest fields seen in decades. And let’s not forget, last year Bryan Dyrdahl and D.J. Ekre nearly ran the Soo too. Hmm, 2012 may be a good year to take a little drive up to the UP!

Are you going to Arctic Cat’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the end of the month? We are. SledRacer will be meetin’ and greetin’ probably on Saturday and I’ll be hangin’ at the USCC rig at some point during the day.