CA - March 09-11, 2007: The 49th edition of the March Meet was
everything you could expect from the premier drag race of the
nostalgia season. John and Blake Bowser - with a lot of help
from the Famoso Raceway staff - put on a drag race for the ages.
From the full pits on Thursday to the Winners Circle shots on
Sunday this was an event blessed with Chamber of Commerce weather,
an accommodating facility, incredible racing surface, friendly
staff, full bore fans and upbeat attitudes throughout.
The 35,000+ fans
that packed the facility over the three-day event were treated
to over 500 race cars including 20 of the countries best Top
Fuel dragsters including Jim Murphy and the WW2 Racing team.
As he's done for several years, Murphy went into the event with
his sights set on a stand-alone record. Not an ET or speed record
but a record probably only he can break - a 5th March Meet Top
Fuel win which he currently shares with Don Garlits.
Murphy's dream held fast into
the final round of racing on Sunday when the record was dead
in his sights. For reasons they have figured out, everything
literally went up in smoke when the tires broke loose at the
start and Jim had to watch Brett Harris streak to victory. His
dragster that had served him so well throughout eliminations
simply had too much power in the end.