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Drag Racing Events: October 2020

Don’t put your rides up just yet, because racing season is still going strong! Here’s proof. Atco Dragway - Atco, NJ Atco Dragway is starting the month with a bang at their Pan American Nationals event taking place this weekend of October 2-4. The weekend-long event will end with eliminations on Sunday where racers will have the chance to win up to $5,000. Can’t make it? No problem, you can still tune in on the live stream via Sauce Spot on their website .  ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Thursday, October 1, 2020

Drag Strip Series: California Part 2

We’re back in California to cover a couple of tracks we didn’t get a chance to highlight in our first blog . Here you’ll find drag strips that’ll cover the majority of the West coast including one in a military airport—have a look.  Samoa Drag Strip - Eureka, CA This drag strip opened 65 years ago in Humboldt County California. The dragstrip is a quarter-mile long and they offer free Street Legal Drags. As of now they’ve finished their racing... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Drag Racing Events: September 2020

Haven’t figured out what drag strips to visit? Well, we’ve planned out your racing schedule for the month of September. Start with our BTE King of the Coast Bracket Racing Series and bring your non-racer friends to experience their own adrenaline rush. We have it all this month! BTE King of the Coast Bracket Racing Series -Gulfport, MS Start off September by heading down to Gulfport Dragway for the ultimate BTE King of the Coast Bracket racing event this Labor Day weekend,... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Friday, August 28, 2020

Car of the Week: Tiaan van der Merwe's Chevy S10

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our loyal customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Tiaan van der Merwe from South Africa, who owns and races a Chevy S10. How did you get interested in drag racing? I have been a Petrol Head ever since I was a boy. It first started with street drags and from there the passion just got bigger. When and where was your first drag race? In 1993 on a small... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Friday, August 28, 2020

Witness to History

Drag Racing has been around for a long time and that means there’ve been plenty of historic moments to choose from, some that we’ve been lucky enough to witness first hand. Here are a couple of historic moments the BTE community shared with us on our Facebook page .  John Rennie “Jim Liberman climbing the flagpole after a great win at N.E.D. Epping, N.H.” Robert M. Harris  “Billy Meyer set the world record for launching a blower at OCIR 700... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, August 12, 2020

New Two-Piece TH400 Forward Drum

The new two-piece TH400 forward drum eliminates the common issue of seal wear often found in full aluminum drums that have been in the market for years. This upgrade includes 8620 steel center that prevents seal wear and overpowering the center splines in big horsepower applications, a Vasco 300 shaft, and 7075-T6 aluminum housing with hard anodized coating reducing weight causing less horsepower drag in the drive train—increasing your transmission’s overall life.  ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Friday, June 26, 2020

Drag Strip Series: California

The BTE Drag Strip series is back! Today we make a pit stop in California, home to the oldest operating NHRA drag strip in the country. We’ve highlighted four, top-rated tracks, listed below.  Auto Club Raceway at Pomona - Pomona, California Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, (a.k.a Pomona Raceway and The Fairplex) has been a racing facility since 1961 and features a 1/4 mile drag strip. The facility is one of the few drag strips in the country to be operated directly by the NHRA.... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Drag Racing Events: May Update

The 2020 drag racing season has been a bummer so far, but there’s still hope! Several drag strips are re-opening this month so we’ve gathered a couple of events to put on your calendar and look forward to this May.    *Please be aware of, and abide by, any health and safety protocols implemented by the race tracks you visit.    Bristol Dragway - Bristol, TN Although Bristol Dragway's first event of the month is tentative, it’s still on for... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Drag Strip Series - AL

Welcome to our new series where we highlight drag strips all over the country. Our next stop is Alabama, where we find the home of the Tater Hauler as well as the NHRA-sanctioned track in Atmore. There are quite a number of tracks in Alabama, so just like in our first blog in the series, we narrowed it down to the four top-rated tracks, listed below. Baileyton Good Time Drag Strip - Baileyton, AL The title of the oldest drag strip on this list goes to Baileyton “Goodtime”... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Friday, January 31, 2020

Car of the Week: Donald Gertz II's 1974 Chevy Nova

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our loyal customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Donald Gertz II from Crownsville, MD, who owns and races a 1974 Chevy Nova.   How did you get interested in drag racing? When my Dad started racing around 1966. When and where was your first drag race? In the summer of 1996, when I got my license. What model/year do you race now? Any special... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, January 27, 2020

Car of the Week: Nic Gaines' 1972 Mach One

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our loyal customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Nic Gaines from Hayward, MN, who owns and races a 1972 Mach One. How did you get interested in drag racing? My stepdad, he got the whole family interested in it. When and where was your first drag race? Around 2003 at Cedar Falls Raceway. I was racing a ‘67 Mustang—I still have it.  ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, January 15, 2020

BTE 2019 Gift Guide

Wondering what to get the racer who ‘has it all?’ Check out our list of the top gifts for drag racers below.  1. Drag Racing Gloves These gloves are great for grip, control and have an SFI rating of 3.3/15. The leather pads on the palm area are great to prevent hands from slipping on the wheel in case of sweaty palms.  2. Phone car holder It’s likely that they spend a lot of time in their car traveling from one race to another. A car phone mount makes it... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Friday, December 13, 2019