Kamm Collects Four More Main Event Podiums to Close Out Season
DUBUQUE, Iowa – After racing the pro class for more than a decade, Hentges Racing’s Kody Kamm continually showed AMSOIL Championship Snocross fans throughout the season that he is still motivated and capable of putting his Polaris 600R on the box.
Kamm was on fire and scored 2-4-5 for third overall during Saturday’s competition at Sundown Mountain Resort. He closed out the season by going 2-2-1, to claim second overall for the day on Sunday.
After 16 rounds, Kamm finishes the season third in the pro class with 521 points – marking the fifth time in his career that he’s finished the season inside the top three of the pro class standings.
“I was very happy to end the season with overall podium finishes at the final two rounds,” said Kamm. “It was an awesome season, and I had a lot of fun. I can’t thank the Hentges Racing team and my sponsors enough for their support.”
Kody Kamm finished the 2023 season third in the pro class. Photo credit: Crystal Wallem Photography
Kamm started off round 15 by laying down the fastest lap in qualifying. From there, the 29-year-old went to work in the first main event of the night. He pulled the holeshot but faced intense pressure from a competitor. He tried to hold him off, but would fall to second after the first lap and ride in the spot until the checkered flag waved.
Blasting off inside the top five, Kamm piloted his Polaris 600R into fourth by the end of the first lap during the second main event. He held steady in the position until the end of the nine-minute race.
He sat inside the top seven off of the start of the last main event. Within a couple of laps, Kamm had moved into fifth. He was able to close the gap on the rider ahead of him, but would ultimately take fifth at the line.
When the triple crown format concluded for the night, it was Kamm who stood on the podium, taking third overall, after going 2-4-5.
“Coming into the final rounds in Dubuque, Iowa, it was hard to believe we were going racing in April,” said Kamm. “There was very limited snow on the track with the warm temperatures. The vision is horrible. It was mostly mud, not snow out there. It helped that I had great starts and managed to take third overall for the day. My whole family came out here this weekend. I’m super grateful and happy to be up here.”
In the final day of the 16-round series, Kamm was motivated to tally more podium finishes, but didn’t get the qualifying position he had hoped for to start the day — in seventh. Track conditions had also worsened, as the temperature continued to rise into the 50s with 20mph winds.
Off to a sixth-place start in the first main event, Kamm battled to see the track with limited snow base resulting in a lot of mud in the roost. He quickly pulled himself up into third. With a few minutes remaining, he made the pass on the second-place rider. He smoothly navigated his Polaris 600R to a runner-up finish.
In main event two, the #53 immediately went to battle. Kamm swapped positions for the lead multiple times early on before settling into second. Hungry for a win, he was on the tail of the leader for the rest of the race before eventually taking second at the line.
Kamm pulled the final holeshot of the season, blasting out to the lead in the final moto. A competitor made contact with Kamm in the first corner, but Kamm was immediately back on the throttle to continue his lead. Kamm pulled away from the field and claimed the win more than 4.5 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.
With 2-2-1 results, he ended the 2023 season with incredible momentum to claim second overall on Sunday.
“I was tired and worn out after a tough track Saturday night,” said Kamm. “I rode hard in the first moto to pull off a second place. With that, it gave me a good starting position for the next moto where I had a second-place start and finished strong. I was happy and ready to race the final moto where I was able to pull the holeshot. After the first downhill, Elias [Ishoel] came in hot and we battled early on. He got around me, but I managed to climb up the hill and then tripled down that hill on lap one and got back in front of him. I was able to hold him off for the rest of the race and build a good lead. I raced comfortably to take home the win!”
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About Hentges Racing
Established in 2000, Hentges Racing is a factory Polaris Snocross team that fields pro class competitor Kody Kamm of Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the AMSOIL Championship Snocross series. The team is owned by Nate Hentges and headquartered in Shakopee, Minnesota. Visit HentgesRacing.com for more info.
Kody Kamm scored four podium finishes during the final weekend of competition. Photo credit: Crystal Wallem Photography
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