Motorsports - 1997

Nile Heermans began a competitive career in autocross competition in 1978 and it was in this year that he began an incredible streak of winning that lasted for 11 years. During that period he was the Glen Region CP Class Champion, which is the longest winning streak for the same car and driver combination in Glen Region history. He finished in third place in the 1978 Northeast Division Sports Car Club of America championship and then came back the following year to finish in second place. These were the only two years Nile competed in this event despite qualifying for it every year. In 1988 he was the New York State CP Class champion after compiling an 85% winning percentage for all regional and state competitions. Nile also captured two Connecticut state championships and numerous events in Rockland County, New York. It must be noted that while Nile was competing against two-seat sports cars such as Corvettes and Cobras, he was driving a 1969 Plymouth Barracuda. Such were his accomplishments, that Nile was featured in a four-page spread in the national publication Mopar magazine in August of 1991. Nile lives in Painted Post with his wife Mary and daughters Kara and Molly. He currently serves as the Director of Special Projects for Steuben-Allegany BOCES.