PLACERVILLE, Calif. – Brad Sweet Promotions has teamed up with Peter Murphy for the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports featuring King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series.
The four-night Speedweek will kick off at Placerville Speedway on Aug. 21, then travel to Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway on Aug. 22. On Aug. 23-24, the two-night Champions Classic at the Stockton Dirt Track will culminate the four-night affair, where the winner will take home $10,000.
Headlining the four-nights of winged 410 sprint car racing will be NASCAR star Kyle Larson. As of now, this will be the only Northern California 410 sprint car appearance for Larson this year.
Larson, the 2010 King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series champion, gets to compete in about 20 dirt track events a year and reserved these four nights to come back home and see a lot of familiar faces.
“I am really looking forward to racing back where I grew up,” said Larson. “I still have a lot of fond memories racing winged sprint cars around Northern California.”
Murphy, originally from Sydney, Australia, now calls Clovis, Calif., his home. Murphy was a longtime supporter of the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series as a driver where he won numerous shows including the coveted Dave Bradway Jr. and Tribute to GP events at Silver Dollar Speedway.
The New Zealand sprint car champion has worked as a crew chief and mentored numerous drivers in recent years. He also has a knack for the promotions of sprint car racing. In 2014, Murphy started his own race called the Peter Murphy Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. It has grown into one of the most popular and highest paying West Coast events.
“We need to put the 410 sprint cars back into the spotlight,” said Murphy. “I will bring a little of my race along so the nights won’t be normal, they will have a little of the Classic in them.
“Without giving up too much, the fans will just have to come and see what it’ll be.”
“I’m really excited to team up with Peter,” said Sweet. “He has great knowledge and understanding of how to put on a great show for the Nor Cal fans.” Sweet continued by saying, “He has so much experience and is well respected by the drivers and fans. It was a no brainer to try and form a relationship with him. Together, we want to try and build some great events for the Northern California racing scene.”