CA - November 03-05, 2006: After winning the 15th California
Hot Rod Reunion a month before, the 8th Goodguys Fuel & Gas
Finals was a disappointing way to end the 2006 season for Jim
Murphy and the WW2 Racing team.
With only two
qualifying sessions they were hoping the same set up that won
them the CHRR would carry though here but there were enough changes,
mostly in the weather, that the same performance wasn't there.
After qualifying 10th - in the bottom half of the field - the
car ran better in the first round but Murphy lost to eventual
event winner Rick White.
And so ended the 2006 season.
After the Finals the Goodguys/VRA made the decision to drop their
West Coast Series of races which leaves the 2007 season looking
somewhat unsure. The only races scheduled for sure are the March
Meet and the CHRR. Like the fans, the race teams will have to
see what develops for other events. No matter what, Jim Murphy
and WW2 Racing will be ready to do battle when the time comes.