Braden Krah Is On A Mission To Win
Words By: Connor Moore
Photos By: Activate Photo
Every kid has dreams and goals at a very young age, some even pursue those. However most lose their motivation before they can accomplish those. It safe to say that is not always true, and this Little Ripper proves that.
Thirteen-year-old Braden Krah, from Phoenix, Arizona, is currently racing the Youth 1000 class in his Polaris RS1. He is competing in the AZOP and BITD series as well as The Mint 400 this year.
You might notice the cancer ribbon on the top of his machine—that is for his brother, who has already beaten brain cancer twice. The sticker shows family is an important part of Krah’s race career. “My dad, mom, and my little brother are all my biggest supporters and I can’t thank them enough for being out here with me,” he says.
USM: So Braden, what are we doing out here this weekend?
Braden: We are out here at the Best in the Desert UTV Legends race in Laughlin; you know I do plan on winning it.
USM: When did you start racing?
Braden: I started racing three or four years ago when I was 9 or 10 and I just got immediately addicted to it. I want to continue racing throughout my life.
USM: Who are some of your favorite drivers, ones you look up to driving tips?
Braden: Seth Quintero, Mitch Guthrie, and Bryce Menzies, all the Red Bull guys! They are just amazing drivers who can drive clean, fast races and I want to be able to do that someday.
USM: What else do you like to do outside of being on the track?
Braden: You know honestly, I just love working on my cars with my dad in the shops while I’m not out here. Racing is a big part of what our family loves to do, and I always want to put in the effort.
USM: Looking ahead Braden, what is one of your biggest goals you want to accomplish?
Braden: It would probably have to be to get into a trick truck someday.
USM: Where are some of your favorite places that you have been able to race?
Braden: Havasu is definitely a favorite, but it bites, and when it does, it bites hard. I also really like Laughlin, Blythe and honestly, I like most of the tracks, except for the dusty ones.
USM: What is your biggest racing achievement so far?
Braden: It would have to be winning my first championship last year in AZOP and then also winning the Mint 400 in the Youth 1000 Class this past year.
He’s certainly going places, follow along at @bradenkrah147. Braden thanks all his sponsors: Polaris RZR, Walker Evans Racing, GBC Tires, Five18 Designs, Holz Racing Products, Rugged Radios, Dynojet Performance, Demon Powersports, Cruz Armor, Method Race Wheels, Antigravity Batteries, Rob Muzzy Racing