Building It Better After The CrashAt the '06 National Hot Rod Reunion, Nick had an unfortunate crash. On the first round of eliminations, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Nick pre-staged, staged and launched perfectly. Going through the gears, he hit Third and the Tempest started to drift toward the center. He let off the throttle, corrected his steering, then the car suddenly steered to the left and impacted the concrete guardrail with such force that it swerved him to the right, across the dragstrip, hitting the guardrail on the opposite side before coming to a stop.
While many would walk away from drag racing after a date with the retaining wall, Nick not only rebuilt his Pontiac, he took the opportunity to make it better than before. See how he did it in the following photos.