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Full Name: Billy Murphy
E-Mail: Billy@Murphy-Racing.com
Birthday: December 29
Home Town: Loup City, NE
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Wife: Lauren
Parents: Jay & Nancy
Siblings: Kate
Pets: Dogs: Daytona, Cam, Cheyenne Cat: Dallas
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Movie: Trading Places
Favorite Food: Sushi
Years in Racing: 23 (18 Driving)
Favorite Driver: Bill Elliott
Goals: Win!
Favorite Track: Belleville, KS
Favorite Racing Memory All of Them!
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Old Cars, Golf


Career Highlights:

1990 - 3rd CKA Junior 1 Winter Series Points (indoor dirt oval series)
          - CKA Junior 1 Rookie of the Year

1991 - 2nd PSGKA Junior 1 Points (pavement roadcourse series)
          - PSGKA Junior 1 Rookie of the Year
          - 1st CKA Junior 1 Winter Series Points

1992 - 1st PSGKA Junior 1 Points
          - 1st CKA Junior 1 Summer Series Points
          - 1st IKF Region 6 Points Junior 1
             - 1st CKA Junior 1 Winter Series Points

1994 - 2nd Kartwheels Speedway Junior 2 Points
          - 1st Kam Raceway Junior 2 Points
          - 2nd Nebraska Karting Series Junior 2 Points
          - 2nd IKF Region 5 Junior 2 Points

1995 - Won Every Feature at Kam Raceway Mini-Sprint B-class
          - Kam Raceway B-Class Rookie of the Year
          - 1st Kam Raceway B-Class Points
          - Cornhusker Raceway Park Rookie of the Year
          - 3rd Cornhusker Raceway Park B-Class Points
          - Set Second Fast time at NMMA Nationals
          - 3rd NMMA B-Class Region 6 Points
          - 4th NMMA B-Class National Points

1996 - 1st Kam Raceway B-Class Points
          - 1st Cornhusker Raceway Park B-Class Points
          - 1st NMMA B-Class Central States Championship
          - Fast Time B-Class NMMA Nationals
          - 3rd NMMA B-Class Nationals
          - 1st NMMA B-Class Region 6 Points
          - 1st NMMA B-Class National Points

1997 - Rookie of the Year in Late Model at Dawson Co. Raceway
          - 3rd Dawson Co. Raceway Late Model Points
          - Runner-Up IMCA National Late Model Rookie of the Year

1999 - Set 3rd Fast Time at NMMA Central States Championship A-Class
          - 3rd NMMA Central States Championship A-Class

2000 - 3rd CNCTA Series Late-Model Points

2001 - 5th CNCTA Series Late-Model Points

2003 - 2 A-Class Mini Sprint Wins

2005 - 4th Fast Time NARA Late-Model Event at Belleville, KS
          - 10th NARA Late-Model Event at Belleville, KS
          - 9th NCRA Late-Model Points

2006 - 3rd NCRA Late-Model Points

2012 - 3rd Junction Motor Speedway Late-Model Points

Billy got his start in racing as a driver in the winter of 1990-1991 racing go-karts at the age of 9 in Washington State. He finished 3rd in points in his first season on dirt, and took home second place honors that same year racing on pavement road courses. In 1992 Billy backed up his strong first season by winning every feature event on dirt and the track title in Oakwood Washington. He won multiple features on the pavement road course in Tacoma Washington as well as winning the track championship there. He also won multiple features, and the inaugural CKA Northwest Series Championship which ran on tracks in Washington and Oregon. These strong runs also gave Billy the Washington and Oregon State Championship titles, as well as the IKF Region 6 Championship.

In 1993 Billy, for the second year in a row won the track championship in Oakwood Washington. Just before the summer racing season began Billy's family moved to central Nebraska. Billy got a late start on the season and was unable to win any championships, however did score multiple wins. 1994 proved that Billy could be competitive and win against some of the strongest competition in the country. Billy won the track championship at KAM Raceway in Hastings Nebraska, and after missing the last three races of the season was able to take the runner up spot at the track in Norfolk Nebraska. Billy had led the points in Norfolk the entire season however due to school commitments was unable to run the last three races there. Billy also took home the runner up spot with the Nebraska Kart Series, as well as IKF Region 5 runner up.

1995 brought a new challenge for Billy, his family decided to move him up into the mini-sprint class. Billy and the team where ready for the challenge and proved it right away. Billy won his first 5 races in the car against competitors at KAM Raceway, and Cornhusker Raceway Park in Waverly Nebraska. Billy won every feature event at KAM Raceway that season and the track championship. Billy is the only driver ever to accomplish this at KAM Raceway in its 30 plus year history. After having strong runs all season Billy finished 3rd in points at Cornhusker Raceway Park after having engine troubles in the final few races. He also finished 2nd in the NMMA Region 6 points, and 4th in the NMMA National points. Billy had led the national points during most of the last half of the season but a late race accident cost him the championship at the Nationals event in Alvin Texas. In 1996 Billy and the team set their sites on the National Championship and never looked back. Billy won 19 features, set four track records that still hold today. Billy won track championships at both KAM Raceway and Cornhusker Raceway Park, the NMMA Region 6 Championship, and was crowned the 1996 NMMA B-Class National Champion.

Billy's accomplishments had attracted car owners both in the sprint car and stock car worlds. In 1997 Billy decided to drive for a well funded dirt late-model team from Ord Nebraska. Billy put together strong runs all season long in the car winning one feature and multiple top five finishes. He finished 12th in points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway in Doniphan after missing five events. Billy won the Rookie of the year award in Lexington Nebraska and finished 3rd in points. In 1998 Billy again was behind the wheel of the family owned race car, and began his second season in the dirt late-model. Just a few weeks into the season Billy was involved in an accident that cost the team their race car. Billy borrowed a car to compete in a race the night after the accident and by the following weekend that team returned to the track with a new chassis. Just a few weeks later Billy won his second career late-model feature and was en-route to another successful season. With three weeks left to go the engine blew in the car and the team was forced to sit out the remainder of the season.

From 1999-2001 Billy and his family raced with the Friesen Challenge Series, a touring series that race at tracks in Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, and Iowa. In 1999 Billy also competed again in a mini-sprint driving for DABCO Engineering, a local chassis company. Billy raced in the Central States Championship race for the team and finished 3rd out of 60 plus competitors. In 2000 the team had its best late-model season to date finishing 3rd in series points even after missing one event. 2001 was another good season but do to lack of substantial funding the team finished 5th in Series Points.

2002 looked to be a huge year for Billy. The team sold all of their equipment so that he could move back east and drive in the NASCAR Busch North Series, as well as two select events in NASCAR's Craftsmen Truck Series. However just days away from packing his bags the teams sponsor backed out and the team was forced to close their doors. This left Billy without a ride in anything for the 2002 season. While a few offers were made they were turned down in hopes of driving for a winning team. For 2003 Billy teamed up with friend and late-model crew chief Gary Thesenvitz to mentor a 16 year old girl that was moving up from mini-sprints to the late-models. Billy also made a strong return to driving, running three races in the young lady's car posting all top ten finishes two of which were in the top five. He also made seven starts in the mini-sprints for DABCO Engineering winning twice, and scoring six top ten finishes and four top five finishes.

In 2004 Billy again teamed up with long time crew chief Gary Thesenvitz to form their own team. They also landed Anderson Ford as major sponsor of the team. They set out to compete with several different touring series and to use 2004 as a learning year and a launch pad for the future. They ran 23 shows mostly with the TORA, NCRA, and WDRL series scoring 6 top fives, and 8 top tens. While a win eluded them they made strong runs at the famed Belleville Highbanks. While they made less than half the starts with both the TORA and NCRA series they were scored in the top twenty in points with both series at seasons end.

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