Sean Murphy Racing

April 03, 2006 08:30 ET

Sean Murphy Chosen as Top 50 Finalist for the 'Racin For A Livin' TV Show

JOLIET, ILLINOIS--(CCNMatthews - April 3, 2006) -

Proven Midwest Midget Race Car Driver Ready for the Next Step to NASCAR

Open-wheel midget driver from UMARA & USAC, Sean Murphy, has been placed on the ballot for the Racin' for a Livin' reality TV show. Sean was recently chosen to be one of the "Top 50" driver candidates based upon approximately 3000 applicants. Murphy is a past winner of the Bob Tattersall Hard Charger Award and Rich Vogler Memorial Scholarship - both Tattersall and Vogler as icons in midget racing history.

As part of Racin' for a Livin', fans will have a chance to vote in 12 finalists online to be a part of the competition, which is slated to land the winner a seven race deal in the NASCAR Busch Series in 2007. NASCAR TV Celebrities such as Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds, and Jeff Hammond will be a part of the show as well as former drivers A.J. Foyt, Harry Gant, and Ernie Irvan.

Sean Murphy is a highly seasoned and proven veteran of open-wheel automobile racing, who started at the age of 9 in go-kart racing, and has excelled in midget racing since he began in 1998. With 7 years of midget racing experience, Sean has always been a top-notch and consistent competitor by combining his mechanical engineering background, application of chassis and engine tuning, and established racing skills to become a top contender at every racing event.

The 2006 season plans to be a busy season for Sean Murphy and Murphy Motorsports as they will be participating in a full schedule for the UMARA Midget Series, a host of events in the USAC Midwest Racing Series and also National USAC Midget Series events including Mansfield, OH, Indianapolis, IN and Milwaukee, WI.

"I greatly appreciate the opportunity that has been given to me by 'Racin for a Livin' and JVI Promotions. To have been selected as one of the top 50 drivers is a great professional accomplishment! "My unique differentiation and value to the NASCAR community is my ability to apply mechanical engineering experience and directly relate to real world performance by design." Murphy added.

JVI Productions LLC, is based in Wyoming, JVI Productions LLC is a full-service new media company specializing in television and music content development. With nationwide partners supporting a wide variety of creative projects, JVI continues to utilize internet and digital technology to stay on the cutting edge of entertainment.

The website has become a major destination for auto racing fans on the Internet, and an overview of the competition is laid-out on the website, along with a fully interactive user's forum. Major guest stars like Jeremy Mayfield, Sterling Marlin, A.J. Foyt IV, Greg Evigan, and Mike and Kenny Wallace are currently onboard and others will be announced in the near future.

On Racin' for a Livin', the fans vote for the top 12 rookies they want to see on the show. This is where the veterans in racing and lifestyles will take over. The rookies will be trained and compete against each other on and off the track. The veterans will then narrow the field down to two finalists.

The final selection of a winner will be done in a two hour special, with each regular season episode presented in a one-hour version. Network television negotiation is in progress, with national prime time exposure for all rookies, win or lose. The entire series will also be broadcast on using the latest in Internet television technology.

Fan voting to narrow the Top 50 to 12 finalists will start at noon on Tuesday March 28th, and will go till July 31st. You may vote as much as once per "hour" for Sean Murphy.

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