Gordon (Boo) King

Class of 2008

INDUCTED in the MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME

Date: November 15, 2008

Category: Competitor

Division: Drag Racing

PERSONAL

Hometown: _______________, New Brunswick

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Boo King Racing - home of the "Nuclear Banana."

Boo King is one of those individuals who eat, sleep and breathes drag racing.

There isn't a too fast in his vocabulary.

Bought his first car at age 16. A 2 door, 1957 Chev., installed a 396 cu. in. engine and 4-speed transmission. Went drag racing at the old Blissfield Airstrip. Won his Class with a time of 12.9 sec.. He was hooked.

In early '80's thought bikes would be faster. Bought a Suzuki. On bikes he was a winner, claiming three or four Championships. He raced tracks from Ontario to Maryland, USA.

He wanted a car with a chrome Molley frame so bought Steve Carrier's '68 Camaro. Had it ready for 2003.

His thought's were that the bright yellow Camaro looked like a very fast banana thus the name "The Nuclear Banana". It is Canada's fastest street driven car.

Boo plans to race until he can't shift anymore.

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