Name: David J Murray
Location: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Children: Kaleb , Stephany
Favorite Restaurant: Any place
that fills me up
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Favorite Movie: Any movie starring
Favorite Book: Illuminati, Joe
Favorite Sport teams: Dallas
How long have you been drag racing? Since 1994.
Pretty much have been hooked since the early 80's watching Nascar
and drag racing on ABC.
How did you get started? I grew
up around racing in high school, however, I did not get serious
about it until I got my license and did a little modification on
my father's truck. After
that I was hooked.
What pushed you towards heads up racing? The
excitement and adrenalin that I experienced when I played football.
What would you tell someone looking to
start out in the heads-up racing scene? Have a plan
and talk to as many people you can. There are some people who
think they know, however they really don't know. Ultimately,
after your intense research, find out what works for you, not
What are your plans for the future? To win a
championship for my kids and family.
How do you feel being a black racecar driver? God
has given me the skills to do what many minorities are capable
of doing; we just need to tap into the right resources to compete
with anyone out there. Keeping the right people in your circle
is just a small part of what helps make me successful.
Do you have any nicknames? Yes I do. Some of
them are Strawberry, Chay Man, Diesel Dave, Nino, and one I'm sure
everyone knows Wesley
Anyone you'd like to thank? All the guys from MZRacing crew who stuck with me when it
got tuff. Alec and Michael, thanks for understanding what needs
to be done. I could never tell Ben Mens from Roush Racing enough thank you. Above all I want to thank God, trust in
him and all things are possible.
- Getting his NHRA license and knowing how much work went into
achieving that goal.
- Won his first major event sponsored by Coaxial at National
Trail Raceway in 1997. He went on to finish the season with 4
- In 1998, he ran the Jeg's point's championship series qualifying
to represent the division 3 street class. Overall, he finished
that season in the top 10
- Established the first Inaugural All-Motor Real
Street Shootout at National Trails Raceway
- Made my first career start at the Quartermaster NMRA Ford Expo
2005 (Hot Street Class)
- Qualified # 1 in two races and finished the season with two
career victories for 2005
- Finished in the top 15 for National Mustang Racing Association
(NMRA) Hot Street points
- Chosen to represent NMRA for Ohio on media day in 2005
- Selected by NMRA staff to do a radio interview on K95.5fm for
Quartermaster NMRA Ford Expo 2005