The following was posted on RacerX today:
Monster Mountain MX Park, one of the premier facilities in the Southeast, is for sale. Built into the beautiful rolling hills of Central Alabama by MX legend Mark Barnett and Glen Bates, the facility offers MX, Lighted SX, GP, Pit Bike, and seven miles of trails spread over its 200 acres. Concession stand, bathrooms with showers, and a newly constructed 4000 square foot steel building containing a 1500 square foot residence. Serious inquiries only please. Contact us at 334-799-5931 or Andy@MonsterMX.com
This is a very cool facility. I’ve had the chance to ride a couple of vintage events there. I hate to see it go on the block again. I know it’s changed hands a couple of times already since it was built. The maintenance costs of a facility like this are enormous and, being in the deep south and not close to a major population center (the greater Montgomery area has fewer than 350,000 people) I’m sure it’s hard to make a go of it.
That’s the tragedy of our time — you need to be close to a population center with about 1 million people to support a facility like this, but you can’t find or afford the land in those areas. It’s the kind of track where you could hold a national, but the facility would need lots of upgrades. And the population just isn’t there.
I wish the owners good luck. I hate to see another fine facility bite the dust.