Gregory Nickerson

Class of 2012

INDUCTED in the MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME

Date: November 17, 2012

Category: Competitor

Division: Drag Racing

PERSONAL

Hometown: Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Greg Nickerson is 'a true racer, through and through'...

Notable achievements:

  • 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 an 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

  • 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