Anna Cody is a the matriarch of desert motorcycle racing with an impressive and lengthy resume of racing successes, most notably her 2006 solo of the famous BAJA 1000 peninsula run, the first such for any woman.
Symbolically and quite ironically, the importance of her participation in the Inaugural Baja Rally cannot be overlooked because Anna will likely follow several paths forged for her by Ella Johnson's horses more than 100 years earlier in Northern BAJA. Like Ella and her famous daughter Alberta "Bertie" Johnson Meling, Anna was raised on a ranch, has fought off attacks by her male counterparts, succeeded in a male dominated industry and, all the while being every bit of a "lady". The historical relevance of this comparison between these women separated by a century of generations speaks to the cultural significance of this important motor sports event.
As a tribute to her close friend and riding partner, the late Jimmy Stocker, Anna will memorialize Jimmy by running his #208 in the BAJA RALLY.
2013 Vegas to Reno 1st place-250 Expert -27th overall
2013 Ridgecrest Rumble-1st place Industry class
2013 Laughlin Hare Scrambles 2nd place 250 Expert
2013 Barstow Get-ETS -EME 1st place Industry class
2013 Parker 250 1st Place 250 Expert
*2012 Vegas To Reno -2nd 250 Expert
Sidelined most of the year with injuries
*2011 Vegas to Reno -7th Iron-man solo out of 36 male competitors
*2010 SCORE 3rd place class 20 year end standings
*2009 SCORE 3rd place class 20 year end standings
*2008 SCORE 1st place class 20 champion
*2008 Best in the Desert 2nd place year end standings in the 4 Stroke unlimited expert class
*2006 1st woman to solo and finish the Baja 1000 on a motorcycle 1047 miles in 33 hours
*2006 1st Open Expert Glen Helen 24 hour endurance race on the Dirt Bike Magazine team
*1989 to 2004 13 Time District 37 Woman Desert Class Champion
6 Time District 37 Big Six Grand Prix Women Class Champion
7 Time District 37 Enduro Class Champion
3 Time Best in the Desert Woman Pro class champion
*1993 Nevada Rally 2500 Mile Rally 1st woman pro beating Germany's Dakar woman racer Jutta Klienschidt
*1990 Prospectors Enduro - 3rd Overall - beating 150 male competitors
*1990 SCORE 2nd place 250 Pro year end standings ( series included the Baja 1000 which my teammate Lillie Sweetland and I became the 1st all woman team to finish the Baja 1000 on motorcycles)
*1989 Barstow to Vegas 1st Woman Expert
*1989 AMA National Hare and Hound Woman Class Champion
*1980 First Desert Race ever - Funny Story Kendal Normans dad took me to that race he was a good family friend who wanted a son to teach how to race so I was the next best thing until Kendal came along several years later.