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

Friday May 15 & Saturday May 16, 2020 - What Are You Doing?

The Peter Murphy Classic

That's it for the 2019 Peter Murphy Classic. We hope you enjoyed the event.

Please check back with us regularly both here and on our Facebook page for the 2020 event.

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 five 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…..