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Living Legend: Shirley Muldowney’s Path to Drag Racing Success

You don’t get the title of “The First Lady of Drag Racing” by idling, you have to have your foot ready to take off to become a legend like Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney. Shirley had to be tougher than the guys that dominated the sport and louder than the roaring engines she drove to become the trailblazer we all know her as today. Born during a time where drag racing was a man’s sport, Shirley received push back on the streets and from the NHRA in her quest... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, March 1, 2021

Car of the Week: Afton Swanson's 2015 Spitzer Top Dragster

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Afton Swanson from Denver, Iowa, who owns and races a 2015 Spitzer Top Dragster. How did you get into drag racing? My dad took me to Jr. drag racing at the local track (North Iowa Dragway). When and where was your first race? North Iowa Dragway, formerly Humboldt County Dragway, in June 2000.  What model/year do... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, January 7, 2019