Jim Murphy Commin' at ya!



Winning the 2017 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series Top Fuel Championship was bitter sweet for Murphy. As he was being crowned, his city was burning. The Tubbs Fire was the second most destructive wildfire in California history, burning parts of Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties in Northern California during October 2017, and affecting Murphy's city of Santa Rosa the most.

Jim, a very successful contractor, who has pride in his motto "Uncommon Builder" , Jim Murphy & Associates were the architects of many of the hi- end homes and businesses destroyed in the fire. This changed his way of life for over a year. Aside from trying to help those he could get recovered it also put his drag racing operation on the back burner. The performance showed it. To say his 3 race 2018 campaign was less than desired would be an understatement.

After a long and difficult 2018 on the job things have somewhat leveled out and the dragster is back in play. "After a very difficult year due to what happened in my area my plans for 2019 are to once again hit the racing hard, get some wins and another championship." says Murphy. "I plan to lessen my time at the office and spend more time doing what I love, drag racing."

The team has planned a full schedule for 2019 that covers 5 states. Race Schedule Jim and Daniel are currently gearing up with new parts and pieces along with improvements on the car itself. The crew will be putting in more time to assure everything is done to accomplish consistent, maximum performance.

"I want to sincerely thank my sponsors and fans who suffered 2018 with me. Hopefully your perseverance will be rewarded next season. It won't be due to lack of "effort" are among the thoughts going forward for Jim.

See everyone in March, until then be safe.



Trailer getting rearranged and stocked up.






Are you Murphy fans ready to play “which injector will be on this year at the March Meet?”






During the 2018 California Hot Rod Reunion Jim was presented a prestigious NHRA Life Time Achievement Award "Wally". It was presented amid a large crowd at the Honoree Ceremony at the Double Tree Hotel on Friday night. The award was well deserved and much appreciate.




Jim Murphy claimed the 2017 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series Nostalgia Top Fuel championship, but his successful racing career dates back to the 1970s. Murphy raced Funny Car and Top Fuel from 1973-1976, competing on a limited basis after that through 1985, moving to the Funny Car ranks until 1993. He moved to the Nostalgia Top Fuel ranks a few years later and has enjoyed impressive success in the class, winning his fourth March Meet in 2004 and making the first 250-mph run the same year. He had four championships with the Goodguys Racing Series and his 2017 championship was his second in the NHRA Heritage Series.




Jim and Judy Murphy



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