Tim Terrell has assumed the role of Southeast Regional Off-Road Coordinator, replacing Steve Kirby; our thanks to Kirby for his work during the past season. Terrell can be reached at 336.260.1615 or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org; below is an introduction:
I am Tim Terrell, a cabinetmaker by trade and I have owned my own business for 23 years. I have been married for 18 years to my beautiful wife Becky and together we have two wonderful children, Cassie (age 15) and Titus (14). Titus is my dirtbike rider and Cassie is a daddy’s girl.
I started riding motorcycles when I was seven years old, but did not start racing until age 19, on a three-wheeler. At age 20, I bought a 1986 Honda CR500 to crosstrain and build endurance for ATV racing. By the late ‘80s, I was racing Pro four-wheelers and purchased an ‘89 CR250 to again help with my training.
After a while fell in love with the dirtbikes and sold the ATVs and started racing only dirtbikes – a ‘92 CR125 and a ‘93 CR250. I kind of did it backwards by starting out on a CR500, but the price was right.
I raced until 1999, but after Becky and I had our first child the motorcycles took a back seat. I did not start riding again until my son moved up to a Kawasaki KX65 and then it was time for Dad to get another dirtbike. I bought a 2009 Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke and after riding it just one time on a track, the memories came back and I just had to start racing again. I did not want the risk associated with modern tracks, so I started looking for a vintage bike. I ended-up with a 1979 YZ250 and as it happened also returned home with a basketcase ‘79 YZ400 as well, which – by the way – is one of my favorites. Then, this year, I bought a 1973 Honda CR250M so I could race on Saturdays.
This is my second full year of being in AHRMA and I really enjoy the atmosphere and the people who are involved. I was sharing with Off-Road Director Fred Guidi how I would love to get more involved with helping build this organization, and offered to assist Southeast Regional Coordinator Steve Kirby. When Steve informed me the he was becoming a full-time pastor and would have to step down to focus on that, I jumped at the chance to take over the Southeast region. I would love some input on how we can make this better and I will give it my best to do so.