Join us in welcoming Nikkee Stimson as an Official member of Car Chix. Nikkee Stimson placed in the top 12 of the 2018 Women of Motorsports Contest (Read: Car Chix Celebrates Another Successful Women of Motorsports Contest), earning her spot as Ms. August in the Speedwire Systems sponsored month of the 2019 Car Chix Calendar.
NIKKEE STIMSON BIO
YOUR VEHICLES (in photo):
1997 Trans Am
Small block Chevrolet
Drag Racing – Grudge
North Star Dragway – Denton, TX
A work in progress!
I did my first wheelie!
Drag Racing; A life which triggers the thrill of speed to overcome the fear of death.
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH AUTOMOBILES/MOTORSPORTS:
My dad introduced me to cars and drag racing when I was really young. From that point on we met many people who have helped, inspired and lead us in the right direction for building. I have learned everything I know from my dad and his closest buddies.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH AUTOMOBILES/MOTORSPORTS:
I’ve been involved with cars and drag racing since I could walk to the shop. My dad and I were always building stuff and working on cars. Once I got a little older he started taking me to tracks which is where I fell in love.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT AUTOMOBILES/MOTORSPORTS:
The few seconds I spend in my car going down the track, are completely filled with adrenaline. For those few seconds, I feel free and in control.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST CAR/RACING/MOTORSPORTS RELATED MEMORY:
When I was 17, my dad and I were at Kennedale Raceway to test his car. I thought a lot of people had showed up to watch him but it was really to watch him surprise me with my very own racecar. This began our journey with my 1997 Trans Am.
WHAT IS YOUR WORST CAR/RACING/MOTORSPORTS RELATED MEMORY:
My worst constant memory of racing is waiting in line for hours on end to make a pass.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR NEXT SEASON:
My goal for next season is to run a 5 second 1/8th mile.
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FOR REACHING YOUR GOALS:
Time and money
ANY BIG MODS OR BUILDS GOING ON DURING THE OFF SEASON:
No. All of our big changes happened last off season.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER HOBBIES OR PASSIONS:
Just cars, racing and family!
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP SONGS FOR WHEN YOU ARE DOING CARS THINGS / RACING:
1980’s Hair Bands
IF YOU GOT A MILLION DOLLARS TOMORROW, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT?
Do everything to my car that money keeps me from doing now… or just buy a promod!
ADVICE TO OTHER WOMEN IN MOTORSPORTS OR WOMEN INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED IN MOTORSPORTS:
You just have to get out there and do it and not be scared. Passion and dedication will get you to where you want to be.
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PHOTO CREDITS FOR SUBMITTED PHOTOS: My dad, Jerry Stimson