Joel Hetrick Finishes
Second at Monster Mountain MX
Maxxis /Elka / Liquid
Wrench / Honda Pro ATV Team Report
Salisbury, NC (4/20/2017) - Maxxis
/ Elka / Liquid Wrench / Honda Pro racer Joel
Hetrick scored a second-place finish during the
AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Pro ATV
race at Monster Mountain MX Park in Tallassee,
AL. Hetrick has now finished on the podium in
all three races of the 2017 season.
/ Elka / Liquid Wrench / Honda's Joel Hetrick
finished 2nd Overall at Monster Mountain
Pro ATV MX
Hetrick kicked off the weekend with his second
consecutive ATVRiders.com Fast Qualifier Award.
In moto 1, he snagged the holeshot and never looked
back, winning by just two seconds on the tight
and fast track.
“The DASA motor and Maxxis Tires got me off the
line first,” said Hetrick. “I never looked back.
It wasn’t a big win—I only won by two seconds—so
it was a tough race. It was a hard-fought battle.”
Racing's Joel Hetrick grabbed the Moto One
Holeshot & held the lead from start
to finish for the win
In moto 2, while running fifth, a berm collapsed
on the outside of a turn, sending Hetrick off
his Honda. Quickly recovering, he rode from 16th
to finish fifth.
“I came around, took an inside split line and
the berm came loose,” said Hetrick. “I came back
from 16th to fifth. The track was fast and a little
tight. I did make 10 or so passes. So I was able
to pass, but I had to work for it. I had a good
time and I felt really good and fast. The whole
bike was awesome. The team is supporting me 100%.
I’m glad I could fight back and get second on
Joel Hetrick rebounded from a wreck in Moto
2 to claim a top five finish, which earned
him 2nd Overall
Hetrick sits second in points, along with leading
the points for the SSI Decals Holeshot Award and
the ATVRiders.com Top Qualifier title. He is still
hopeful for a title shot with eight rounds left
in the season. He’s especially looking for good
results as the series next heads to High Point
Raceway, his home track.
“We’re going to keep on trucking and clicking
off these moto wins,” said Hetrick. “I think I’ve
been stressing myself out too much and that’s
a big part of it. The championship is tough this
year. But I will keep it going. It’s a long season.
The next race is at my hometown track so I’m going
to try to have some fun.”
Hetrick will have his hometown crowd cheering
him on as he heads to round four of ATV Motocross
competition at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris,
PA, April 29-30.
2017 Race Team Sponsors
Maxxis, Liquid Wrench, Elka,
Fly, Scott, SSi Decals, DWT, Hinson, Bel Ray,
Sunstar, Works Connection, Sandridge Foods, Impact
Solutions, Fourwerx, Alpinestar, DC Designs, Precision
Racing Products, Rath Racing