Godspeed Florida Motocross Legend ‘Monte McCoy’, passed after coronary arrest at a private MX track in Florida
Godspeed veteran Florida MX racer Monte McCoy. Monte passed away today, November 12, 2011, at one of Florida’s infamous private MX tracks. Apparently, Monte did not crash, but died from coronary arrest while doing what he loved best, riding motocross. Chronic MX is sad to report the news, especially since he was one of our loyal hometown friends, riders and local heroes. Monte’s smile will surely be missed next time we are out at his home track, Sunshine MX in St. Petersburg, Florida. Monte was one of those riders that was fortunate enough to ride long after retiring from the sport as a professional. Monte was one of Florida’s top professional motocross racers in the 1970′s. Monte wore a #83 as a veteran racer, because it was his national number back in 1977. One of Monte McCoy’s greatest moments as a top motocross racer was winning the 500 class at Daytona, in 1976. He is honored as the last motocross racer to ever win a 500 cc Supercross…the 1976 Dallas SX. A new site named www.MonteMcCoy.net has been created to honor the fallen Florida MX legend, and to help raise money so that his daughter can complete her final year of college. Godspeed Monte McCoy, RIP. We will surely miss you, Rocket 88.