Peter Murphy Classic hits the Thunderbowl Raceway on May 17th and 18th

The sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic will converge at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare on Friday and Saturday May 17th and 18th. 

The Peter Murphy Classic is shaping up to be a barnburner and will feature the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards vs. the Kings of Thunder Winged 360’s each night.

The USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars will also compete on Friday, while the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Winged 410 Sprint Car Series invades the track during the finale.

Yes, you read that right, for the first time ever both Winged 410’s and Winged 360 Sprint Cars make up the Saturday card of the prestigious event. To reserve your seats for the much-anticipated Peter Murphy Classic contact 559-688-0909. Both nights will also have an earlier start time, with heat races scheduled to begin at 6pm.

Adult reserved grandstand seats for the Peter Murphy Classic cost $30 each night, while general admission bleacher tickets are $25 each night. Kids 6-12 will be $15 in the grandstands and $13 in the bleachers. Senior grandstand seats will be $28 and senior bleacher tickets are $23.

Commemorative Peter Murphy Classic shirts will be on sale at the event with proceeds going to the NARC Benevolent Fund, which aids injured drivers, crew members, officials and assisted Murphy immensely following his accident. There will again be a victory podium made up with champagne to help celebrate the winners in style. It will surely be a victory presentation that fans want to witness and gather around for.

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is available for fans off turns three and four.