James Murphy, Wins the Big DIamond Classic

March 24th 2024, Words by Danny Krueger; Photos by AS Photography, James & Jared Murphy, Thomas Levister

James Murphy, made his way back to his winning ways as he won at Lucas Oil Speedway in the LoO IMCA Modified Series. His last win came back on March 13th at Cedar Lake in the QuickTime Promotions Tour. Murphy also had some misfortune earlier this week at I-55 after being spun out early in the feature race.

Our heat race winners for each of the Murphy brothers. Heat one went caution free on was won by James Murphy. Heat two was won by Jared Murphy.

James Murphy started on point in the feature and lead the first few laps until a caution flew for an incident between Owen Clark and Aidan Schulte. On the restart, Jared Murphy was able to pass his brother James for the race lead on the outside.

James Murphy was able to repass Jared for the race lead. The race went green for quite a while until two separate incidents triggered a yellow flag. Chris Cox got threw it into the corner real hard and had to check up to keep from hitting Jared Murphy and Hunsinger got into Cox. Cox, went up the track to a slow pace while behind them, Schulte hit the infield tire causing damage to his car. He shot straight up the track and Christian White had nowhere to go and hit Schulte.

Green flag went out and James Murphy checked out while there was some hard racing behind him. Towards the end of the race, Hunsinger made a late charge and edged out Trevor Doyle for 3rd place with Jared Murphy 2nd and James Murphy the race winner.

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