Learn How Dirt Monkey Performance LLC Started!
In order to know how Dirt Monkey Performance started, you must first meet Jason Roper. He has been known for racing by supporting his friends' racing endeavors.
Jason Roper founded Dirt Monkey Performance LLC in 2017 after taking on an opportunity to be Crew Chief for Henderson Racing. This is where he gained his desire to improve the quality of riding for both racers and trail riders. Using this opportunity, he expanded his knowledge of the building, engineering, and technologies related to maintaining and understanding the sciences behind how all the parts of a SXS work in unison.
This catapulted him to realize that this was what he wanted to pursue full-time, and Dirt Monkey Performance LLC was born.
How We Became A Full-Service UTV and SXS Shop
Jason began by working on friends' vehicles out of his garage on nights and weekends, aligning himself with the best resources and people in the industry to insure his quality and work was going to be of the highest quality all while still holding his daytime job.
About 6 months later, he was ready to move into his own shop so that he could expand his customer base. Eventually the hard work and exhausting hours finally paid off, and he decided to take a leap of faith and went full-time at his own company, Dirt Monkey Performance LLC.
Through his encyclopedia knowledge of UTVs for racing, Dirt Monkey Performance lifted off the ground and out of Jason’s garage to a service shop in Cumming, GA in 2021.
Designing Unique Products for Unique Vehicles
Going full time was one of the greatest moments of his life. He has since gone on to service local trail riders, provide track side racing service, and maintenance for top racers in SXS short course racing, Ultra4, and Mud Racing. Top racers such as Cody Martin, Jay Shaw, and Mark McCleary gave him the opportunities to grow his name in the racing industry by believing in his abilities.
Expanding his racing knowledge to off-roading trail riding, Jason saw where he could design products to solve a common problem for UTVs. Currently Jason is designing his own parts, and enjoying short course racing and Ultra4 racing himself. He also works with racers and local trail riders to improve the quality of their experience, and creates vehicles that are custom to their needs.
What’s Next for Dirt Monkey Performance?
Dirt Monkey Performance was founded on curiosity for off-road racing and the drive for problem-solving in the race and trail-riding world. Jason and his company have a healthy background in racing, but also want to be known for servicing local trail riders & building quality parts and upgrades.
Aside from traveling to the next racing event at an ATV and UTV parks in the Southeast, Jason also serves as crew chief for national competitions in UTV Sports like King of the Hammers and MAO Racing for MidAmerica Outdoors.
What’s next for Dirt Monkey Performance is world-record performance through its signature products and devoted service, as well as maintaining a steady schedule of promoting short-course races and the continued success of trail riding.
Contact Dirt Monkey For Your Off-Road Endeavor
From both of our locations in Cumming, GA and Muscle Shoals, AL, our local, full-service UTV and SXS shops have all the answers to make your riding experience a faster, more exhilarating one. Check out our Blog for more information about our custom, best-selling products and where we love to visit for trail-riding and SXS practice for competition and racing.
Our expert installers and specialty aftermarket products promise a smoother, longer-lasting performance from your UTV. From our one-of-a-kind air take systems and race-proven performance, you can also purchase our top-rated products for at-home installation. Make an appointment to bring your UTV for service, upgrades, maintenance, and installation.