ESCALON, Calif. – After five years of racing together, Cody Hodgson has made the tough decision to depart Double Nickel Racing and the Weiher family and seek other opportunities this season.
Double Nickel Racing was born in 2014 as a combination effort between the Hodgson and Weiher families, with Cody Hodgson tabbed as the driver.
“It has been a great five plus years racing with Todd Weiher and everyone involved with this race team, but I really feel that in every driver’s career they have to take a step back from running their family car, and that is where I am at,” Hodgson said. “Initially I had planned on getting through this season, and spending the offseason trying to put something together, but it feels like right now is the right time for both myself and the Weiher’s to change directions.
“I truly wish the Weiher Racing team all the best moving forward.”
With a strong racing pedigree, Hodgson has had success in nearly everything he has sat in.
A three-time National Karting Champion, Hodgson has also picked up two Super Kart USA Pro Shifter Titles, and he became the second American to ever podium at a Rotax Karting World Championship event when he did so in Egypt back in 2009.
In 2011 Hodgson spent time as a NASCAR development driver with Dave Davis Motorsports in the K&N Pro East Series, before making the jump to sprint cars back in 2014.
“Again, Todd Weiher has been like a second father to me, and without him and his family none of this would have been possible,” Hodgson added. “I have a lot of racing left in me, and I am already on the hunt for my next opportunity.
“I have a lot of fire in me, and all I want to do is go racing.”