The quite young gun Kody Copenhaver of Surprise, AZ proved to be one of the fastest up-in-comers on tour in 2014. Kody claimed the Pro-Am Ski Lights National Tour title, and had several podium finishes in Pro Ski GP where he finished 4th on the tour. Prorider decided to take 5 minutes with Kody Copenhaver to find out what makes this young buck tick!
PR: How long have you been racing?
KC: This is my 9th year racing.
PR: Who has been your biggest influence in your race career?
KC: My dad and I watched Chris Macclugage and Kevin Reiterer race when I was little.
PR: If you were not racing what other sport would you be involved in now?
KC: Mainly motocross, also I do mountain biking and wake surfing.
PR: Do you compete in those disciplines?
KC: Motocross yes.
PR: What is your biggest accomplishment so far?
KC: Beating some top pros, was the 2013 west national champ in pro ski gp.
PR: What are your plans / goals for the near future?
KC: Have a fun off season, race some motocross and see which of next year’s races I’m going to do.
PR: What advice would you give someone new coming into the sport?
KC: It’s really committing to the sport, so ride as much as possible and a lot of training but mainly have fun because if you’re not you won’t get good results.
PR: If money was object what would you like to be doing right now?
KC: If money was no object I would love to be doing motocross.
PR: Is there anyone you would like to thank and / or acknowledge?
KC: I want to thank my Dad, bullet racing, ultimate watercraft, Villon clothing, Optimum Racing, Hot Products, Skat Trak, Oakley, Ryno power, Jettrim and Macc racing.