Mark Allen Niver

Mark Allen Niver

Birth
Arizona, USA
Death 11 Jun 2010 (aged 60)
Kent, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Cremated, Other, Specifically: unknown
Memorial ID 55132237 · View Source
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Mark Niver, 60, a top alcohol dragster from Phoenix, Ariz., died Sunday, July 11, at Pacific Raceways after his race car crashed in the shutdown area during the final elimination rounds at the 23rd Annual Northwest Nationals, according to the National Hot Rod Association's website.
During most of Niver's career he built his dragsters, machined his own engines and components in addition to racing.
During his career, Niver raced dragsters of all varieties dating back to the Pro Comp era in the 1970s as well as blown alcohol and injected nitro engines, even driving a top fuel dragster a few times.
The crowning achievement in Niver's long career was his win at the 2008 O'Reilly Summer Nationals in Topeka, Kansas.
After the race Demke presented the Wally, the trophy of NHRA founder Wally Parks handed out to every national event winner, to Niver's family.

The sheriff's office major accident detectives will investigate. NHRA, the sport's governing body, is also investigating the accident.


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  • Created by: Grave Tag'r
  • Added: 18 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55132237
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mark Allen Niver (13 Jan 1950–11 Jun 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55132237, ; Maintained by Grave Tag'r (contributor 46491198) Cremated, Other, who reports a unknown.