Carrying on the tradition of old school burnouts, NICK LEE is blowing tires and smokin’ the crowds on his WORLD BURNOUT TOUR. Native to Wisconsin, Nick has gained the notoriety as champion in the infamous burnout pits around the US. His high energy and free-standing burnouts has earned him trophies, cash, and the undisputed nickname ‘The Burnout King.” Nick is the undeniable pop culture and high-octane zeitgeist of this motor sport with his canonized style of motorcycle burnouts. His stage presence and ability to play the crowds is absolutely phenomenal. He is noted for doing the longest motorcycle burnouts and actually starting the bikes on fire! But the rise of Nick Lee to motor sport stardom is ironic since his mother was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident, which makes his evolutionary legend so much more than the story of a stunt artist.
At age seven, Nick’s Grandpa gave him his first mini-bike, a Rupp Roadster II. By the age of nine, he was already competing in amateur motor cross. Ten years later, Nick Lee went Pro-Am and succeeded in winning three national titles under his professional motor cross name, “Rocket.” In 1998, Nick attended STURGIS for the first time with a converted FXRP Milwaukee metro-police bike equipped with NOS (nitrous oxide). While there, he competed at ‘Burnout Wednesday’, a local burnout competion in Sundance, Wyoming and earned himself the champion title. He then went on to win the champion title for the next four years, including competition wins at Myrtle Beach five consecutive days in a row. It was here he attained the moniker of ‘The Burnout King’ and ‘The Buell Kid’ due to his memorable burnouts on a Buell.
In 2001, professor Thomas G. Endres approached Nick to be interviewed for a published book called STURGIS STORIES. Thomas learned about Nick’s achievements and wanted to include his story in a compilation celebrating the people of the world’s largest motorcycle rally. Thomas described Nick as dynamic, dedicated, charismatic and someone who overwhelmed the spectators with his extreme skill and unforgettable performance.
In 2004, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC discovered this notable publication and contacted Nick directly to do a TV show called STURGIS: HELL ON WHEELS starring KEVIN COSTNER and KID ROCK. While in Sturgis, South Dakota filming this segment, Nick participated in the World’s Largest Motorcycle Burnout, an extraordinary event led by master bike builder Kendall Johnson at the Full Throttle Saloon. It was an unprecedented assemblage of chrome and rubber as nearly seventy bikers converged to set a new world record. Nick Lee was the last man standing and was ultimately titled, ”Best of Show: The World Record Burnout Holder“.
Now, one of its star performers and greatest burnout showman, Nick Lee blazes up the venues of America’s Heartland on his own. Raising money for charitable causes and continuing the old burnout tradition, he takes his show on the road in his highly acclaimed World Burnout Tour.