We got a note in our e-mail box from pal Cole Coonce, tipping us off to some video he shot over the weekend at Bakersfield, where the big “Saturday Night Nitro” match race was slated to go down last weekend. Coonce was snooping around with his video camera during a Friday night test session before the event and got some beautiful video of veteran Jim Murphy blasting into the Bakersfield night from the seat of his nostalgia top fueler.
Cars that run on nitro are violent, angry machines. They snort and shake and spit and heave around, but when all the pieces are in place, magic happens. This is a simple video that Cole shot, but we watched it about 10 times with the speakers cranked.
Nothing better in motorsports than this….