Lucas Murphy will be the 15th Ultra4 car off the line at the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers February 11, 2011, after qualifying for the 2011 King of the Hammers at the Rausch Creek Qualifier in May. He raced and won the Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch International Endurance Race, placed 4th overall in the International Endurance Series (IEC) and won the RCRocs Rock Race Series in 2010.
Murphy, in his home built New England trail rig, will drive 3,200 miles to compete and will take on the King of the Hammers for the second year in a row. “I think starting 15th is pretty awesome. It doesn’t really matter at the end, but it is nice not to have all the traffic out in front of you,” said Murphy. The Murphy’s Law Motorsports team has been focused on going faster, not necessarily changing or rebuilding last years competitive rig. “We have been focused on motor performance on the dyno and tuning in the Fox Shox suspension. We feel those are the two things that will help us go faster.”
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Murphy qualified for the 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers at the Rausch Creek Qualifier in 2009. He drew the 85th starting position, and was excited to even be on the lakebed. “We made the trip all the way from the Massachusetts to compete in the King of the Hammers without ever running any of the west coast rocks!” remembers Murphy. “We pre-ran a lot in the rig and come race day we passed something like 45 cars in the first 30 miles. It was awesome!” As night fell on Hammertown, the Murphy’s Law Motorsports team crossed the finish line and took the checker flag 23rd, even after losing about 90 minutes caused by a broken steering knuckle.
“I am just a lucky guy to have such great friends, family and sponsors,” he said. “I am really proud to have been able to qualify for King of the Hammers and am looking forward to another competitive year.” The entire Murphy’s Law Motorsports team is ecstatic about coming to the west coast and competing in the biggest race of the year. For more information, check out http://www.murphyslawmotorsports.com.