Knox Murray, Born To Race
When Knox Murray was just four-years-old, his parents took him to see the Supercross races at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The family enjoyed an evening of two-wheeled motocross madness in all its glory and Knox studied every move by the racers. When Knox walked out of that Stadium, the young boy looked up at his folks and said, “That’s what I want to do!”
“He begged us to get him a dirt bike for two years,” Knox’s mom Melissa Murray recalls. “We finally got him one and he took off and has never looked back!”
Knox is now seven-years-old, racing in the AMA six-year-old class. He started on a Yamaha PW50 and is now riding a Husky TC50 that he’s been racing for the past three months. For 2021, he’s stepped up to race in the seven and eight-year-old class because he wanted to move up to a bigger bike. “He loves opening it up on the straightaways and jumping!” his mom tells us.
“He loves opening it up on the straightaways and jumping!” This is a Born To Ride Kid
Knox trains and races at Dade City MX and Bartow MX. He also loves to ride at 74 MX in Punta Gorda. Last year he only raced the Bartow MX series half the year and placed 3rd overall in the Pee Wee Shaft Class and 4th in the Pee Wee 4-6 Beginner Class.
Now all of us who love ridin’ motorcycles can appreciate this young man’s passion for two wheels and his love of racing. Here’s the thing, racin’ ain’t cheap, and Knox could sure use your help as a sponsor. “We are always looking for sponsors and help because there is a lot of maintenance that goes into the bike as well as training and racing fees,” Melissa tells us. “So any help would be greatly appreciated. Knox is currently sponsored by True MX for his riding gear.”
If you or someone you know would like to help make a young racer’s dreams come true, give his mom Melissa Murray a call at 352-672-7131. Tell her you heard about Knox in Born To Ride.