Getting a late start on the 2016 racing season, Matt Murphy begins to gear up for his fourth racing season. Since beginning his late model career at the age of 12, he has successfully demonstrated competiveness in the PASS Pro Late Model series. In 2014 he finished 3rd in points in his first full series participation and last year he had 4 top five finishes. This year he will transition to a new series, the NASCAR Whelen All America series which requires him run a new race chasis. On the schedule are many local tracks Matt has experienced success at such as Caraway, Hickory, Ace and Orange County Speedways. On board will be new Crew Chief Robert Bradley, who has more than 16 years experience and has worked with many successful drivers some currently racing in NASCAR's main series. His race schedule is tentative and may change, however currently 10 races are scheduled for the season with the first scheduled for July. Fans stay tuned for more information as the Straight to Heaven #7 gears up for a successful 2016 racing season. More to come..........
May 28, 2016
During race week in Charlotte North Caorlina Old Salem in Winston Salem, home of the Moravian birthplace in the United States theme focused on the transition in history from carrying passengers from horse buggys to cars in horsepower engines. Matt was featured during this event. He shared how he became a race car driver and also talked about the message in the S.K.I.D. Kids book, which was written and inspired around Matt's successes.
Health & Image Fair
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Winston Salem Lake YMCA
The 8th annual Health & Image Fair i soon to be announced. Close to 100 kids and family members will enjoy food, receiving school supplies, getting stylish hair cuts and receiving health education tips and screenings. For more information about this event go to www.mattmurphyIVfoundation.org or click here.