Kris Knopf
A few years ago I got this crazy idea to take my motorcycle to the racetrack up in Loudon, NH for a track day. Since then, in short order I have been eating, sleeping and breathing racing. It has been quite a change in venue for me, as before I was on 2 wheels, I was spending my days on a surfboard riding gnarly monster pipes. I had a successful Amateur season in 2011 racing middleweight classes. I stayed focused and placed the front of the pack regularly and found myself on top of the podium occasionally. I would say the highlight of my last season was Daytona, it is an amazing place and riding up the embankment was the most exhilarating feeling. It was definitely a defining moment in my life. I am looking forward to 2012, as I have stepped up into the Expert class where I am looking forward to getting my feet wet and rolling around with the rest of the RawSpeed Racing team.

Just skipping backwards here, I have been working in the Automotive industry since I graduated from Northwood in West Palm and it has been in my blood since I was born. I will blame that on my dad as I remember him doing a nice burnout when I was a kid so we were reminded who to look up to. I work in the second hand car market for the Liberty Dealerships in New England and they will hopefully be backing me and helping me to go faster this year. I love the scream of my engine at 16000 RPMs begging for mercy and none given.

Career Highlights:

2011
ASRA Sportbike AM 1st Place New Jersey Motorsports Park
ASRA Sportbike AM 1st Place Daytona International
CCS Loudon Road Race Series AM Middle Weight Superbike Champion
CCS Loudon Road Race Series AM GTU Champion

Yamaha R6

RIDER DETAILS
  • Age: 28
  • Heght: 5'8"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Hometown: Stuart, FL