May 19, 2018 Night 2
4 Wide Salute To The Crowd
(Matt Sublett photo)

West coast Sprintcar Series
Sprintcar Challenge Tour
King Of The West Series
Peter Murphy Classic 2019
Thunderbowl Raceway

The Peter Murphy Classic

The 2018 Classic has now been run and won!

Congratulations to all the winners and to all the competitors and teams for taking part.

Thank you to Thunderbowl Raceway and to all of our valued sponsors for making the 2018 Classic such a great success.

A very BIG thankyou to you the fans for coming to the race track or viewing online.

​We look forward to seeing you all again in 2019.

How The Classic Came About
On July 20, 2013 the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series had one of its toughest nights when popular driver Peter Murphy suffered injuries during a main event crash at the Antioch Speedway.

The result of the accident ultimately forced Murphy to retire from Sprint Car racing as a driver, having suffered a traumatic brain injury, ligament damage in his neck, shoulder and knees, along with a compressed T-3 vertebra.

Despite that however, he has said time & time again that he has no ill feelings towards the sport. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find someone that has a bigger passion for the sport of Sprint Car racing than Peter Murphy. With that in mind the last four season’s he has worked extremely hard to put on the Peter Murphy Classic at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.
Since Peter Murphy was one of the most versatile drivers of our generation its only fitting that for his Classic there will be Winged and Non-Wing cars involved in his Honor….. 

2018 Peter Murphy Classic Sponsors

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2018 Peter Murphy Classic Sponsors