Nick Johnston is from Flushing, MI, and has been racing about 15 years. He started racing Street Stocks in 2002, encouraged by his uncle and a couple of cousins who were racers. That year, Nick won the checkered flag in his first attempt at racing in Birch Run at the old Dixie Motor Speedway in a car owned by someone else, and he was hooked. Nick bought his own car, and began racing Pure Stocks in 2006, and continues to compete in those events, usually in a car with the #7 or #7X. When he isn’t racing, Nick works for a wholesale/retail auto parts supplier, and enjoys riding snowmobiles on Michigan trails in the off season.