Larry Roberts continued his professional racing career in 1972, carrying national #53. He participated in events such as flat tracking and road racing in many Midwestern states. In 1974, he retired from full time professional racing to focus on his family life. After a year of retirement, Larry still felt the need for competition, and entered the Haspin Acres 100 mile woods run. He claimed victory in the open class, riding a 400 Husqvarna. At 34 years old, his friends mockingly called him the “Old Man.”
After 38 years of employment as a heavy equipment operator, Larry retired. Larry currently resided in Greenwood, Indiana, with his wife of 53 years, Sharon. He has become the grandfather of 4 grandchildren (Dakoda 23, Chapman 19, Grayson 9 and Addyson 6) and has instilled a love of motorcycle riding in each of them. They have all learned to ride on the same 1960’s era Honda Mini-Trail that has been passed down through the family.