Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Greg Nickerson is ‘a true racer, through and through’…
Made his first run in 1972 at Oyster Bed Bridge (PE) driving a T-bucket roadster.
Most renowned for his 1969 big block Camaro, a full-bodied car capable of doing wheel-stands at the starting line.
In 1985 became the first Maritimer to win a NHRA event driving the Camaro at Sanair (PQ); also finished second at Reading (PA).
In 1986 he led a team that would re-open Maitland Dragway (NS).
In 2008 he won the Stock/Superstock Maritime Drag Racing championship.
In 2009 he was runner-up at Epping (NH).
In 2011 he went 14 rounds undefeated to clinch the Stock/Superstock championship.
Of special interest:
Introduced to drag racing at just eight years old with his older brother Don.
He still competes with a 1996 Firebird set up as an B/FIA stocker, and it consistently runs about eight-tenths under the 11.55 national index.
Greg Nickerson passed away on October 17, 2019.