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Car of the Week: Jeff Ferguson's Chevrolet Chevy II 1965

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 Jeff Ferguson from Olive Branch, Mississippi, who owns and races a Chevrolet Chevy II 1965. How did you get into drag racing? I discovered Lakeland Dragstrip as a teenager—the last 3 years they were open ‘77-’79. I’ve been hooked ever since. When and where was your first race? Around 1980 in Blue... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Friday, November 30, 2018

Car of the Week: John Molyneux's 1972 Chevy Nova

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 John Molyneux from East Brunswick, New Jersey, who owns and races a 1972 Chevy Nova. How did you get into drag racing? My dad would always bring me to the Summer Nationals at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. When was your first race? Some time around 1985. What model/year do you race now? 1972 Chevy Nova. I... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Thursday, November 29, 2018

Car of the Week: Brad Eglian's 1994 Chevy Lumina Z34

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 Brad Eglian from Alexandria, Kentucky, who owns and races a 1994 Chevrolet Lumina Z34. How did you get into drag racing? Both sides in my family raced so I was born into racing—it's in my blood. When and where was your first race? First time I went down a track was in 1996 and in my 1985 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, November 19, 2018

Car of the Week: Mike Tali's 2001 Chevy S10

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 Mike Tali from Zephyrhills, Florida, who owns and races a 2001 Chevy S10. How did you get into drag racing? I grew up in the Detroit-area in the 60s and 70s. It was a must to be into drag racing and muscle cars. Where was your first race? I first raced at Lakeland Dragstrip in Lakeland, Florida. What model/year do you... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, November 19, 2018

Car of the Week: Tommy Barbero's 1978 Chevy Malibu

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 Tommy Barbero from Wentzville, Missouri, who owns and races a 1978 Chevy Malibu. How did you get into drag racing? Friends and family. When and where was your first race? Gateway International Raceway at Madison, IL in 1992. Ran 17.50 second in a ‘78 Malibu—but not the same one I have now. What model/year... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Car of the Week: Eric Baysinger's 1970 Chevy Nova

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 Eric Baysinger from Gillete, Wyoming, who owns and races a 1970 Chevy Nova. How did you get into drag racing? My dad. Where was your first race? Sturgis Dragway What model/year do you race now? 1970 Chevy Nova Does your car have a nickname? No. What's under the hood? 565 Reher Morrison nitrous motor... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Thursday, October 25, 2018

Car of the Week: Brody Quick's 1967 Camaro

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 Brody Quick from Hanceville, Alabama, who owns and races a 1967 Camaro. How did you get into drag racing? My dad has bracket raced for years. I was always at the track growing up and knew I wanted to be making laps. Got my first junior dragster and it just grew from there. When and where was your first race? Sometime in... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Thursday, October 4, 2018

Car of the Week: Lance White's 1989 Ford Mustang

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 Lance White from Laurel, Delaware, who owns and races a 1989 Ford Mustang .    How did you get into drag racing? My oldest brother loves hot rods and I followed right along with him.   When and where was your first race? US 13 Dragway , Delmar, Delaware, 1996   What model/year do you... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, June 25, 2018

Car of the Week: Logan Sheffer's 1970 Monte Carlo

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 Logan Sheffer from Barlow, Kentucky who owns and races a 1970 Monte Carlo.   How did you get into drag racing? My family has been racing for over 30 years.   When and where was your first race? In Gleason, Tennessee when I was 10 years old   What model/year do you race now? 1970... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Car of the Week: Brian Spear's 1937 Ford Roadster

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. This week we are featuring  Brian Spears from Newburgh, Indiana who drives one of the older race cars we’ve written about, a 1937 Ford Roadster.   How did you get into drag racing? My dad raced a 1970 Nova my entire childhood so every Saturday was spent at the race track.   Where do you live? Newburgh, Indiana ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Car of the Week: Big Ray Salyers' 1971 El Camino

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 come to you from Xenia, Ohio where Big Ray Salyers races his 1971 El Camino.   How did you get into drag racing? I grew up in the suburbs of Dayton Ohio in the 60s and 70s where fast cars were everywhere and I lived only a few miles from Kil-Kare Dragway . I had to have a fast car when I turned 16 so in 1976 I bought a 1964 Chevy II... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Car of the Week: Steven Payne's 1970 Holden HT ute

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.  Not all of our customers come from the North American continent—in fact, we're proud to have customers all the way out in Australia ! We're excited to share today's 1 970 Holden HT ute, driven by Steven Payne, from all the way out in  Jabiru, in Australia's Northern Territory.   How did you get into drag... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Car of the Week: Craig Moar's 1984 Buick Regal

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 an Australian from Perth who races a 1984 Buick Regal that won the title of fastest Buick at Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week 2017 .   How did you get into drag racing? I got into drag racing due to a love of going fast as a kid. Once I got my licence I started racing my daily driver and I just got faster from... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Car of the Week: Michael Braddock's 1979 Chevy Camaro

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 a 1979 Chevy Camaro from owner/driver Michael Braddock, hailing from Kelton, Texas. You can find him and his family racing every other weekend at either at Sayre Street Races in the small Western Oklahoma town of Sayre or at Amarillo Dragway in Amarillo Texas.   How did you get into drag racing? My dad always had... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Car of the Week: John Molyneux's 1972 Chevy Nova

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 a 1972 Chevy Nova from owner/driver John Molyneux, hailing from East Brunswick, NJ.   How did you get into drag racing? My interest in drag racing stemmed from my first trip with my Dad to summer nationals at Raceway Park back in 1973 From that point I was a huge fan of Jungle Jim Liberman and Jungle Pam . ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Car of the Week: Newlywed Edition featuring Michelle and Jake

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. This week we are reaturing recent newlyweds Michelle and Jake from Lavon, Texas, who both got their love of racing from the fathers.   Racers names: Michelle Riedel and Jake Howard   Location: Lavon, Texas   Where did you first meet? It all started with a Facebook friend request since we were both racers. Then we... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Car of the Week: Billy Fuller's 1972 Plymouth Duster

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 a 1972 Plymouth Duster from owner/driver Billy Fuller, Jr. hailing from Brandon, MS.   How did you get into drag racing? I was born into drag racing.   Where do you live? Brandon, MS   When and where was your first race? My first race was in... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Car of the Week: Couples Edition featuring Steve and Nanette Place

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. This week we are featuring another one of our racing couples, Steve and Nanette Place, a husband and wife team from Springdale, Arkansas who race a 1992 Corvette.   Racers names: Steve and Nanette Place   Location: Springdale, Arkansas   Where did you first meet? We met in a martial arts class.   Who raced... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Car of the Week: Greg Pharr’s 1969 Mustang Fastback

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 a 1969 Mustang Fastback from owner/driver Greg Parr, hailing from New Orleans, LA.   When and where was your first race? I first raced my Mustang in September of 1990.   What model/year do you race now? My Mustang is a 1969 fastback that first ran 12.70's way back when at Gulfport Dragway , and over... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Car of the Week: Couples Edition featuring Larry and Anne Whitty

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. We are continuing with our couples edition this month and today we are featuring Larry and Anne Whitty, a husband and wife team from Ottawa, Canada that drive a 1964 Chevy Nova II.   Racers' names: Larry and Anne Whitty   Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   Where did you first meet? At a friend’s house. ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Car of the Week: Couples Edition featuring Greg and Dana Dillman

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. In honor of Valentine’s and the month of love, we're featuring couples who loves to race together. Meet Greg and Dana Dillman, a husband and wife team from Greenwood, Indiana.   Racers names: Greg and Dana Dillman   Location: Greenwood, Indiana   Where did you first meet? We met in high school when I was 15... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Car of the Week: Valentine's Edition Featuring Afton and Joe Swanson

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, in honor of Valentine’s, we're featuring a couple who loves to race together. Meet Afton and Joe Swanson, a husband and wife drag racing team from Denver, Iowa.   Racers names: Afton and Joe Swanson   Location: Denver, Iowa   Where did you first meet? We both started racing at Humboldt County Dragway... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Car of the Week: Scott Compton's 1967 Chevy Camaro

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 I ndiana's Scott Compton from 1967 Camaro.   How did you get into drag racing? I've always been into performance cars and luckily decided to take it to the track.   Where do you live? Indiana   When and where was your first race? My first on-track race was at the Bunker Hill Dragstrip in... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Car of the Week: Paul Hodge's 1970 Chevrolet Nova

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 Paul Hodge's 1970 Chevy Nova.   How did you get into drag racing? Joel Moore was my neighbor when I was young and he raced. I was hooked by him.   Where do you live? I currently live on Lake Bonham, in Bonham, Texas.   When and where was your first race? My first race was at Green... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Car of the Week: Eric Carnes' 32 Bantum Altered Roadster

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 a 32 Bantum Altered roadster from owner Eric Carnes of Eastpointe, MI. How did you get into drag racing? I got into drag racing when my dad took me to my first race in the 1970s at Detroit Dragway. I was hooked!   When and where was your first race? My first car was a '69 GTO. I raced it the... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Car of the Week: Dan Simmerly and Ricky Richardson's 1962 Pontiac Catalina Chassis

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 a 1962 Pontiac Catalina Chassis car from owner/driver Dan Simmerly and co-owner Ricky Richardson, hailing from Bourbon, MO.   How did you get into drag racing? I started drag racing on the street when I was 14, in 1972. I’m 59 years old now.   When and where was your first race? My first race on a... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Car of the Week: Tim Richard's 2010 Joe Monden Monoshock 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 Tim Richard and his 2010 Joe Monden Monoshock Top Dragster. Tim hails from from Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. How did you get into drag racing? I started racing in 1989. A friend took me to drag race and after that, I was hooked.    Where was your first race? I started at my home track, the Gimli... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Car of the Week: Top Dragster Edition

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 doing something a little different—featuring a few winning racers and their cars that use our Top Dragster Powerglide transmission .   Luke Bogacki , professional drag racer, NHRA World Champion and NHRA Division 7 Super Comp Champion.   Todd Ewing, drag racer and owner of  Huntsville Engine . ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Car of the Week: David Jordan's 1977 Corvette

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 David Jordan from Greensboro, NC and his 1977 Chevy Corvette.   How did you get into drag racing? While growing up my family was into Circle Track Racing. My dad, brother and cousin all proved to be successful racers during that time. After a 10 year absence from racing, I decided to make a trip to... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Car of the Week: Kyler Smith's 1987 Chevy S10

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 Kyler Smith from Baltimore, OH and his 1987 Chevy S10.   How did you get into drag racing? I got into racing around age 13. My dad and I had just gotten a 1987 Corvette convertible project. My dad had friends that bracket raced every week and he always wanted to go watch. One day we went out on a... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Car of the Week: Mark Woods' 1972 Chevy Vega

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 Mark Woods from Cullman, Alabama, and his 1972 Chevy Vega.    How did you get into drag racing? As a youngster I always wanted to race, but it wasn't until I got out on my own that I ventured to the local drag strip.   When and where was your first race? I ran my first race around... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Car of the Week: Justin Walker's 1989 Chevy S-10

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 Justin Walker of Sarcoxie, Missouri and his 1989 Chevy S-10 PIckup.    How did you get into drag racing? My first time going to the track i was hooked! When and where was your first race?  Mokan Dragway in Joplin, MO. What model/year do you race now? 1989 Chevy S-10 Pickup, owned 16... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Car of the Week: Paul Sisco's 1963 Chevy II SS

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 Paul Sisco from Clarksville, Tennessee, and his 1963 Chevy II SS.   How did you get into drag racing? I have raced as far back as I can remember.   When and where was your first race? 1988, at Windy Hollow Dragway.   What model/year do you race now? 1963... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Car of the Week: Steve Thurman's 1969 Ford Mustang

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 Steve Thurman from Gallatin, TN and his 1969 Ford Mustang.   How did you get into drag racing? I got into racing because my dad raced back in the early years with a 65 mustang.   When and where was your first race? My first actual race at a race track was around 1986 at Music City Raceway. I raced... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Car of the Week: William Feckley's 1992 Ford Mustang Coupe

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 William Feckley from Hardin, Kentucky, and his 1992 Ford Mustang Coupe.   How did you get into drag racing?  I had a 1989 Mustang GT, stockish, and my buddy had a 1985 GMC shortbed truck. He was bound and determined to race me. His truck was built with a lot of good parts: aluminum heads, Vic Jr intake,... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Car of the Week: Jeremy and Wayne Beavin's 1955 Chevy Bel Air

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 Jeremy and Wayne Beavin from Charlestown, Indiana, and their 1955 Chevy Bel Air.   How did you get into drag racing?  Family tradition   When and where was your first race?  Ohio Valley Dragway 1998   What model/year do you race now?  1955 Chevy Bel Air   Does your car have... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Car of the Week: Greg Woolard’s 1965 Ford Mustang

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 Greg Woolard of Parkersburg, West Virginia and his 1965 Ford Mustang .    How did you get into drag racing? My father raced a little when I was growing up. I remember attaching a tow bar from the family wagon to the Mustang and heading to the strip.   When and where was your first race? My first pass down... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Car of the Week: Michael Hollis' 1970 Chevrolet Nova

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 Michael Hollis of Keller, Texas and his 1970 Chevrolet Nova.    How did you get into drag racing? It’s in my blood. My dad started racing in the 70s, and started bringing me to the track when I was one month old. In 1994, when I was old enough to race, I got a junior dragster. I haven't looked back since. ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Car of the Week: Scott Schuler's 1989 Ford Mustang

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 Scott Schuler of Harrah, Oklahoma and his 1989 Ford Mustang.   How did you get into drag racing? My parents started bringing me to races when I was two months old, and so of course as soon as it was legal to drive I started racing myself.   When and where was your first race? My first race... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Car of the Week: Rodney Aulds' 1988 Chevy S-10

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 Rodney Aulds of Ruston, Louisiana and his 1988 Chevy S-10. How did you get into drag racing?          I started drag racing at the age of 16, when I would drive my 1974 Chevy long wheel base pickup that my granddad gave me to the track, race it and then drive it back home hoping I... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Car of the Week: Josh Scott's 1997 Honda Civic

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 Josh Scott and his 1997 Honday Civic out of Lakewood, CO.  How did you get into drag racing? Went for the first time in high school and was instantly addicted. When and where was your first race? Legal? Bandimere Speedway, 1995 What model/year do you race now? 1997 Honda Civic Does your... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Car of the Week: Adam Boulia's 1984 Camaro

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 feature  Adam Boulia of North Carolina and his 1984 Chevy Camaro .  How did you get into drag racing? My dad Where was your first race? Coastal Plains Dragway What model/year do you race now? 1984 Chevy Camaro What's under the hood? 408ci SBC, built by P&M Racing Engines in Jacksonville NC,... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Car of the Week: Jeff Barnes' 1965 Chevy Nova

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. Meet Jeff Barnes, proud owner and racer of today's featured 1965 Chevy Nova with a killer paint job. You can find him racing near his hometown of Rochester, WA. How did you get into drag racing?  My dad When and where was your first race?  Mission B.C. in 1993  What model/year do you race now?  1965 Nova ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Car of the Week: Richard Goins' 2006 DFS Undercover 245'' 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.  Let us introduce you to Richard Goins of Tennessee and his 2006 DFS Undercover Dragster . How did you get into drag racing? I raced motorcycles in the 90s. A Good friend of mine, Jeff Campbell, called me in August of 2004 and asked me to drive a door car he had just bought. Fast forward to 2017 and here I am,  a complete addict. ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, February 15, 2017