Gary Nixon #9 to ride for M3 Racings
read Gary's racing history below
GARY NIXON #9 HISTORY
Born in Anadarko, Oklahoma on January 25~ 1941. I wanted to be a sports
star when I grew up. I was pretty good at football, but everybody got
bigger. I was a good basketball player, but everybody got taller. I was
good at baseball, because I could hit, pitch and field real good. One
game I made an unassisted triple play, in another game I made a grand
slam home run on a bunt. When I was pitching I would try to hit the first
batter, that made most of the other players back away. Well, I got hit
in the head with a baseball bat that one of my teammates was swinging
when I was heading to the bench to set down. Then I decided that maybe
that was a little too dangerous, so I decided I wanted to be a motorcycle
racer and be #1
In 1958-Started racing professional, I was an unlisted B Rider That
meant I had to race with the listed B Riders and the Experts. I did not
make much money that year, but I started learning how to Race. I won the
Oklahoma State Scrambles Championship.
1959-I was a Listed B Rider, I got 6th in the nation in the point standings.
1960-I was an Expert with a lot to learn.
1962-I was noticed at the Sturgis Races and received a National Number
the next year.
1963-I won my first National in Windber Pa and National Race in Chicago
the next week.
1967-I won the Daytona 100 Miler on Saturday and came back and won the
200 Miler on Sunday. I won the #l plate that year, and again in 1968.
1969-I crashed at a Mile Race in Santa Rosa California because of a
transmission problem. There were no hay bales guarding the 4x4 fence post
that I hit, it compound fractured my left femur.
1973-I Won the United States Road Race Championship and was 3rd overall
in the nation.
1974-I was on my way to Europe to win the World Championship I had an
engine seizure at a test track in Japan. I hit a tree 12 ft. in the air
at 120 mph.
1975-I set out most of the year trying to get my arms to heal.
1976-Erv Kanemoto and I won the Formula 750 World Road Race Championship
Title. Then lost it politically, thank to the European FIM and the AMA.
1979-Quit Professional Racing, to concentrate on my business.
1985-Was Team Manager for Jim Frances "Super Team" at
the Daytona 200, 1985-86.
l995-Won the Legends Race at Daytona.
l996- Tied Jay Springsteen in the Legends Race at Daytona.
1996-Won the Past Masters Race at Mallory Park in England.
1997-Won the Legends race at Daytona.
1998-Team Captain Anglo-American Vintage Match Race Team.
1999-Raced Heritage Honda at Mid-Ohio.
2000-Grand Marshall for Vintage Races at Daytona. Compete in 750cc Races
6th and 7th Race Vintage Anglo-American Match Races at Mallory Park, England