(10/29/17) … The NARC Benevolent Fund was established in the 1990’s to help assist injured racers and their families in times of need. And over the years, race fans have donated generously to the fund with the hopes that their contributions will never have to be used.
Northern Auto Racing Club and Golden State Challenge sprint car driver Peter Murphy was an institution on the California racing scene and never conceived becoming an injured driver in need. However, that all changed on July 13, 2013 when Murphy flipped violently at Antioch Speedway in an accident that almost took his life. He had to be airlifted from the facility with head trauma and a variety of serious injuries. He endured a long recovery which totally upended his life and ended his racing career. The NARC Benevolent stepped in and provided financial assistance and support during those tough times.
The native Australian, who now resides in Fresno, has been giving back ever since. Not only through his annual event in his name at the Tulare Thunderbowl, but through contributions to the fund. At the Trophy Cup in October, Murphy proudly presented the NARC Benvolent Fund with a check for $4500.
“I will always be grateful for the support of the racing community,” said Murphy. “I’m so glad that I can show my gratitude by giving back to the NARC Benevolent Fund.
“Peter Murphy is a class act,” said KWS-NARC Business Manager Jim Allen. “His continued generosity and support of sprint car racing is greatly appreciated and sets the standard for supporting our racing teams. Our organization and all of our teams thank him.”
Others who have benefited by the NARC Benevolent Fund include, Brad Bumgarner, Dennis Moore Jr., Billy Sellers, Danny Faria Jr., the family of Alan Urias, Randy Hannagan, Tom Milne and Margaret Lingron.
Race fans can contribute to the NARC Benevolent Fund. Make your tax deductible checks payable to: “NARC Benevolent Fund” and mail c//o Kaeding Performance Center 813 Cristich Lane, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information on the fund, call 408-371-3031 or 714-397-7417.