Monroe now ATVA Champ
Terry Monroe, 38, of Alma, raced in the ATVA National Motocross 10 race series in two classes, Open C and the 30-plus Vet B/C. He received a No. 1 plate in Open C and a second place trophy in Vet B/C when he went to the 2008 ATVA National Motocross Banquet on Piegeon Forge, Tenn.
During this series, the promoters got together and started another series called the Grand Slam, to where the rider must ride four races to receive either a gold, silver or bronze medal.
Those four races were at High Point, Unadilla, Red Bud, and Loretta Lynn’s. Monroe brought home a gold medal in Open C and a silver in Vet. He was also invited to the AMA Night of Champions in Birmingham, Ala. to receive another award for being the Open C champion.
The first race of the season started in Pell City, Ala. where Monroe, received the holeshot and ended up taking first overall in the Open C. That put the season off to a good start and took a seventh overall standing in Vet. B/C.
The second race saw him finish second in Vet B/C. The third race was at Birch Creek in Danville, Va. where he got the holeshot to take another first place win in Open C and fourth place in Vet.
The fourth race was at Walnut, Ill. and saw Monroe finished third overall in both classes. The fifth race was at the ATV Stampeded at High Point, Mt. Morris, Pa., to where he took a first in the open and fourth in Vet.
The sixth race was won at Unadilla Raceway in New Berlin, N.Y. Monroe took home a second in the open and fifth in the Vet. The seventh race was at Muddy Creek in Blountville, Tenn. and he took home fourth in the Open and sixth in Vet.
The eighth race was at Pleasure Valley, Johnstown, Pa. in which he got another holeshot and helped him take another first place in Open, which sealed up his championship in that class. He took third in Vet.
The ninth race was Red Bud at Buchanan, Mich. where he took a 6th in open and 7th in Vet.
The last race on the schedule was at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Hurricane Mills, Tenn., where he finished 13 in Open and 11th in Vet.
Terry would also like to thank all of his sponsors, his wife Beth, and daughter Ariel for all of their support, Just Dirt Racing for their in house motor work to put him where he needed to be, plus the holeshots he has gotten season, MSR, Bel Ray, EVS, Works Shocks, Scott Goggles, and Durablue.
For the 2009 motocross season, Monroe will be racing Open B and the 30-plus Vet B/C in hopes of trying to repeat the 2008 series.