PARK - JUNE 9, 2007: For the second time in 3 weeks Jim Murphy
and the WW2 Racing team ran the table at Sacramento Raceway by
topping another stellar field of Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragsters.
Despite air temps over 90 degrees and a track reaching 125 degrees
Murphy was the only car in the fives and he did it all three
runs. During the entertaining nitro show several teams tried
to taunt the hot, tricky track with more power than it was willing
to absorb at times: i.e., some where successful and some suffered.
Murphy's 5.97 at 243 and 5.95 at 238 during qualifying were the
benchmarks of the successful side.
Summer in the
Sacramento Valley can be hot and unforgiving, but on this particular
weekend the daytime temperatures were balmy in comparison with
last year's event. It was quite hot (over 90 degrees for the
first two sessions, with a density altitude of near 3000') with
track temps over 110. The show also included the AA/Gas Supercharged
cars and they created a groove that had a definite left hook
to it at about 330'. And, with a thin umbrella of wispy clouds
filtering out some of the sun's heat, crew chiefs at the 2007
Nitro Nite of Fire had a little larger window in which to gamble
when calculating their tune up.
Ten top fuel
dragsters entered the Chicago-style elimination show including
Mike O'Brien's Mother's Worry outlaw fuel altered. At promptly
5:30 p.m. qualifying for the opportunity to race in the final
What a day for WW2 Racing: top
time, low e.t. (including the three quickest times), and top
eliminator. Jim Murphy and WW2 Racing is on a roll (should have
won the March Meet) and definitely should be the favorite going