MURRAY RACING

MURRAY RACING

IF YOU AIN'T PUSHIN, YOU AIN'T LIVIN, RIGHT?

“You’re not just racing, you’re surviving. The moment you let your guard down, you die."

It’s one lesson you don’t want to learn the hard way, Jason Murray asserts, recounting La Ruba Rosa, a 5,000-foot cliff teams of off-road racers cascade during the notorious Baja 1000. The Murray Racing team regularly toes the line with death, like a cat taunting a mouse, sometimes narrowly escaping only by mere centimeters. “If you ain’t pushin, you ain’t livin, right?” Jason exclaims.



Jason and Derek, the Murray brothers, describe their entry into off-road racing as accidental and quick.



They took a trip out to Lake Havasu, on the border of California and Arizona, to a friend’s vacation home, testing out his UTV while there. It was love at first drive. That same week Jason sought out, bought and immediately began “souping” up his used Rhino off-road vehicle.



The brothers arrived at their first off-road race with their rebuilt UTV, a red gas can, painter’s masks and dirt bike helmets, a far cry from the seasoned competitor’s reinforced carbon helmet with built-in oxygen supply and communication systems. They cracked jokes and made pit stops for the restroom, rather than the UTV. It was their lighthearted, fun-loving approach to the sport that transformed their passion into an adrenaline-inducing career.