Carlisle first grader Asher King is intent on making history for a second time at age 7 by proving he's the world's best at the UCI BMX World Championships in May.

King started riding at the track at age 3, and his mother, Jamee King, said he quickly gained skills. Over the past few years, her son has dedicated all of his free time to practicing, asking his parents to ride on an almost daily basis.

It's crazy the amount of passion and dedication he has," Jamee King said. He'll come home from school and he'll ask, 'where am I going today, what am I practicing today?' He wants to do it and we do everything we can to get him there, he does all the work."

Last year, at age 6, he was the first Iowan to bring home a first-place finish in the Race of Champions. Now, he's gearing up for the UCI BMX World Championships.


King's mother is fundraising for her son's trip to the championship, and his team is also asking for donations.

You can send a donation the the Venmo account @asherjking2016 to support Asher, or you can support his team, FreakyFast Race Team, by sending it to the account @Austin-mckan.

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