Cody and Randall headed out to Reno to attend the 2018 SuperCrawl event. Last year Cody and Randall were able to take the number one spot and were focused on defending their title. The start of the day was going great. They picked some good lines and were able to get through the courses really clean. Unfortunately, they hit a couple cones on the last two courses and that hurt their score a little by the end of Day 1.
New to the event this year was a Saturday night run called the Showdown, which was a timed course comprised of huge
boulders, with no spotter, no cones to dodge and no penalty for backups. It all came down to who could get through the course the fastest. Cody was able to put down a 5th best time in the SuperCrawl Showdown and that put them in 2nd at the end of Day 1.
Something interesting at this event is that the re-stack the running order for Day 2 and put the top guys in one group so they can watch each other compete. At the start of the second day, Cody and Randall were running clean again with a game plan of playing it safe and staying focused. Doing so netted them the top spot for a bit, until a couple cones were hit on the second to last course which dropped them back to 2nd. On the final course, the game plan was to pull out all the stops and go for the top spot. As they crossed the start gate and headed for the first set of cones, they discovered that the lockers were not working. They decided to use the skinny pedal and take out a few cones along the way to avoid getting a DNF. After they finished the course their net result was a 3rd place finish overall. It was not the finish that they were hoping for but sometimes things are out of your control.
Cody Waggoner earns a qualifying spot for KOH 2019
Norco, CA (May. 2018) – The 6th Annual Metalcloak Stampede took place a little earlier for 2018 than prior years. This year it
was scheduled for May 11th and 12th at the Prairie City SVRA. The course will consist of a 2-mile lap, all visible to spectators,
filled with rock obstacles, tight turns, go-fast sections and several jumps. The top 10 finishers not already qualified for KOH will
earn qualifying spots at this and each regional event this year. This is a great, family-friendly spectator event and draws a
pretty good crowd. The game plane for Cody was fairly simple, keep the car together and earn a spot for KOH 2019.
The team arrived on Friday an as able to get in some good clean practice runs. Cody Waggoner said after the practice session, “The car is running great, it feels great. This is my first short course style race and I was really having a good time out there”. The first race will be Saturday morning in Heat 1 where he will start 6th and battle for a qualifying position to make it to the main event. He kept the heat race clean and kept the car together. Running a best lap time of 2:03 he was able to secure a spot for the main race stacking up 16th out of 45. Cody said “It was a little chaotic out there at first, but I settled in and drove a clean race”
The main event was set to start in the afternoon Saturday. Cody started in 16th position and was focused on keeping the car together and not taking too many chances. It was a fairly uneventful race and he enjoyed the action of short course racing. His race was clean and he finished 15th out of a field of 25 earning him a spot in King of the Hammers 2019.