Some know his face but everyone in the motocross community knows his voice. If you ever attended such events as the GNC Finals at Mossier, NMA World Mini’s in Vegas or NMA Finals at Ponca City (since 1980), or many other motocross events, you’ll know who he is. His name …….. Lynn Nickerson …. and this calm, smooth voice is in the fight of his life for the second time. Cancer is attacking his body once more.
The motocross community has enjoyed his dedication to the sport since 1972. Lynn has interviewed all of them along the way. Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Kevin Windham, Alessi’s and countless others are just examples of today’s riders that have shared a microphone as they were kids. Lynn’s delivery is of grace that anyone can appreciate. You might call him the straight man of a comedy team but no matter what, you know the voice.
Lynn Nickerson reflected on all the interviews over the years and the most exciting one he ever had was from a young Jason Langford on 80’s after an exhibition event in the Houston Astrodome back in 1987. Lynn said, “I think it was just as much fun for me that day listening to Jason as it was for Jason to be interviewed.”
Respected announcer Erv Braun of Braun Entertainment was quoted as saying “I always look forward to the stories, the wit, and humor that Lynn carries in his announcer’s arsenal. I also enjoy the comfort of knowing when I make a mistake, get too far off course, or just get lost in the moment, Lynn will pull it all back together and smooth it out. Working with his laid-back attitude, and mellow tones, he makes a 12 hour day, easy as Sunday morning.
There is a fund set up for Mr. Nickerson with Sterling Bank in Texas and your support is greatly appreciated.
Donations can be made to:
Attn: Tamesha Smallwood
C/O Lynn Nickerson
6333 FM 1960 W
Houston, Texas 77069