Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
I first saw him (and Tommy) at Memphis in 91. They were both riding Honda 125s in practice, and I was on my ZX-6. I passed them coming onto the front straight (a full NHRA 1/4 mile dragstrip and shutdown area....aka LOOOOOONG), and didn't give them another thought......UNTIL I pitched it into T3. Both of them went under me and gone, like I wasn't even there!! Nicky was 10, Tommy was 13, and I was 35. I came in from practice and asked my pit-mate "who the F*** are those two kids on the 125s??"
He replied "oh, that's Nicky and Tommy Hayden...keep an eye on those two". I have, ever since.