Better, Not Good Enough
Deemed a Success
- August 10-12, 2012:
After a disappointing
March Meet and Northwest Thunderfest, Jim Murphy and crew went
to Boise, ID for their Nightfire Nationals on a mission.
the hot Boise weather and a corrected altitude of over 4000 feet
it is hard at best to card ET's close to those at tracks like
Bakersfield but Murphy managed to qualify with a 5.90 at 256.84
(top speed of the meet)
the current NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Top Fuel points leader, Jim
Young in round one with a 5.97 at 239.68 to a 6.02 at 244.29
things were really looking up. However, in the semi finals, Murphy
beat himself. Paired with eventual winner Adam Sorokin, Jim ran
quicker and faster but due to a hole shot lost. Sorokin's 5.95
at 240.51 beat Murphy's 5.90 at 255.68.
bad for my team", stated Murphy. "We're getting the
car to where we want it, didn't hurt a part all weekend. These
younger drivers are good leavers, so obviously I need to do some
serious practicing on the tree."
WW2 Racing will
next compete at the annual Governor's Cup meet at Sacramento
Raceway on September 14-15. As always friends and fans are invited
to stop by and visit with Jim, Tim and the crew.
Murphy paired with Rick
Willamson during qualifying.
Backing up from a burnout.
Murphy intense on the
tree as he moves into stage.
Tim Beebe making the
final tweaks to the fuel system before a run on Friday.
Murphy on his way to
a win over points leader Jim Young (below).
Murphy and Sorokin staging
for the semi finals.
Sorokin's advantage at the start
is quite apparent. Murphy almost caught him but ran out of real
estate. Back to California.
Check out where Murphy
and Team are racing next....
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