Murt, King & Smith
Set to Debut at Chicago NHRA Nationals
Last weekend at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown Texas, 54-year-old Paducah, Ky., businessman Keith Murt completed his licensing requirements for an NHRA Full Throttle Series Top Fuel dragster behind the wheel of Galveston, Texas’ Mitch King’s Top Fuel dragster tuned by Paul Smith.
Murt, cousin of Bob Mungle of the old Sammy & Bob Radio Show, has an extensive racing background in Competition Eliminator bracket racing. He owned and raced his own team for four years in the ARCA stock car series and even had the opportunity to race in two Busch (now Nationwide) series races. Murt completed Frank Hawley’s alcohol FC school in the late nineties.
(King (left) & Murt (right) Photos by Joe McHugh)
Murt completed 12 runs from Friday to early Monday morning with a quickest quarter mile ET of 4.83 seconds and top speed of 317 mph. Paul Smith had the car running very consistently all weekend and the team did not hurt one piece.
“We are planning on Chicago (Joliet) for our first race,” Murt said. The team also has hopes of competing at Brainerd and Indy for the U.S. Nationals!
King & Massey Double Up
At IHRA Nationals in Epping
(Mitch King Saturday Winners Circle)
Mitch King took home Top Fuel honors on Saturday night at the IHRA Nitro Jam in Epping. On Sunday, Spencer Massey wheeled the other MKM Dragster to the win in Top Fuel giving the team and Paul Smith back to back Nitro Jam wins!
(Spencer Massey Sunday Winners Circle)
King, Massey, Cox Heating Up The Summer
Mitch King, Spencer Massey, Del Cox Jr, Paul Smith and the rest of the team have been busy this summer! Competing in all the IHRA Nitro Jam events on the 2010 season and match racing when possible to keep those nitro fumes in the air!
Massey and King brought the crowd to their feet over the 4th of July weekend at Toronto Motorsports Park in a match race with Todd Paton and Fred Farndon.
Cox & Massey Make NHRA at Houston!
Paul Smith tuned two of Mitch King's Top Fuel Dragsters to qualifying positions at the NHRA OReilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park. Del Cox Jr and Spencer Massey made their NHRA Top Fuel debut of the season behind the wheel of King's dragsters. Cox and Massey will be racing at many IHRA and AHRA events as well in 2010.
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