The Original Throttle Jockey: Steve Nix

This year marks the POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association’s 75th year of racing action in the southwest. By that time, my dad was already on the racetrack doing his thing. The start to sprint car racing would come a little late to Nix, however, due to the long-standing rule that you must be at least 18-years-old to race sprint cars prior to the early 2000s. “I had to wait to race sprint cars until 1975 when I turned 18. “There’s nothing you can do to copy what the feel of racecar is though. Although his driving days are now behind him, Steve Nix’s legendary career will not go unnoticed. It is veterans of the sport like Nix that keep us grounded and able to appreciate just how far sprint car racing has come.

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