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Nick Opfer

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 Nick Opfer


Nick Opfer drives the #34x Late Model Class car.  He races at Nebraska State Fair Speedway, Empire Raceway, Raceway Park, Butler County Speedway, Hartington Speedway, Wagner Speedway, Stuart Raceway, Boone County Raceway, Riviera Raceway, Mid-Nebraska Speedway, Huset's Speedway and U S 30 Speedway.  He lives in Hartington, NE.

Team members helping Nick are:  Doug Whipple, Ben Peterson, Jimmy Larson. 

Nick started racing in 1988 in the Taxi Cab Class at Riviera Raceway because it made more sense than derbying.  His first win was in '89 in the Bombers Class at Riviera Raceway.  Career highlights include '96 winning at Nebraska State Fair, '96 & '97 Points Champion at Hartington Speedway.

The thrill of racing for Nick is the fun and competition.  He went to a race and decided to build a racecar.  His most exciting racing moment was '02 last night of season with the fastest car.  He's most proud of '96 Nebraska State Fair win. 

Nick's racing hero is Ray Knutson.

Of racing, Nick says, "Come to the races and it might surprise you how thrilling and entertaining it is.  Just come to meet new people!".

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