CA - March 06-08, 2009: Jim Murphy has been on a mission for the last six
years and that is to win an unprecedented 5th March Meet. His
last MM win was in 2004 and since then he has come close three
times - but not this year.
A mixed bag of
adverse weather conditions put the 2010 edition of the March
Meet behind the 8-ball from day one and Jim Murphy, along with
most other fuel cars, was finding it difficult to negotiate the
cold surface and establish a working tune-up. By the time the
weather, thus the track, finally improved on Sunday it was eliminations
and most everyone was scrambling for a good track tune-up.
Even though they
were the #1 qualifier (under bad track conditions) since they
were running a completely new fuel injector this year, Beebe
and Murphy were somewhat conservative in round one and it cost
them. Maybe taking the #16 car for granted, Murphy fell short
and was in the trailer early.
Nonetheless, as is every race
it was a learning experience and one that will serve them well
the remainder of the 2010 season. As always, Murphy thanks all
his sponsors and fans for their continued support and welcomes
all to come by and say hi at the 40th Annual Ignitor May 01 -
02 at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho
full March Meet results below.