Published on November 9th, 2011 | by Joe0
Cody Gibson Returns, Backed by Walsh Race Craft!
Many fans were disappointed when they didn’t see the #40 of Cody Gibson on the line at the Nationals. They were not going to get to watch the exciting, on the edge style of riding that he brought to the sport and that we love to watch. The young talent of Cody Gibson had seemed to fall away from the sport like so many other talented riders and we were going to need to find someone else to get our adrenaline fix from.
Over the past month there has been speculation from many that there may be a comeback from the #40. This past weekend it was confirmed in Florida at the Sunshine State Quad Series Association (SSQSA) race at Sunshine MX in St. Petersburg that there will be a #40 comeback of Cody Gibson and the team he will be riding for.
We will be seeing the #40 on the back of the all new Walsh Race Craft 2012 Walsh CRF450R Hybrid. According to Mike Walsh, “The plans are for Gibson to ride in the Pro-Am Production class on a Walsh LT-R450 and ride in the Pro-Am Production class on the Walsh CRF450R. This will showcase the new machine as well as allow Walsh Race Craft and Cody Gibson the opportunity to repeat capturing both Pro-Am Championships in a single season. Gibson remains the only rider to win both championships in a single season, when he won in 2009 aboard a factory backed Walsh Race Craft/Monster Energy/Kawasaki KFX-450R”
Gibson is very excited about the comeback. He is very inspired and touched by all the fans and the support he has received. Cody wanted to thank his mom and dad for their support, Mike Walsh, Mike Bard, Walsh Race Craft, and Scott Ward.
Walsh Race Craft would like to give a special thanks to Fox Racing Shox, Pro Armor, Hinson Racing, Precision Concepts, DWT, Streamline, K&N, SSI Decals, Quad Tech, All Balls Racing, FK Bearing Company, Spider Grips, and Vortex.
We are looking forward to seeing you back Cody. Good luck and keep the tire side down.
Article by: Brett Jones/SSQSA Promoter
Pictures by: Nathan Bassett See more photos of Cody Gibson and SSQSA at http://www.facebook.com/IdaShotMe