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What to Expect When We Service Your Torque Converter

At BTE Racing, we use the best materials and craftsmanship available when we build our components, but the intense heat and power produced by today's race engines merit a careful check up on a regular basis. That's why we recommend  torque converter  servicing on an annual basis.   So what can you expect when you send in your torque convertor for servicing to us?   Upon arrival to our facility, we drain and then cut open the torque converter to inspect... Read More
Posted by BTE Racing at Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BTE-Powered Racer Richie Crampton Takes His Wagon on the Road for Drag Week

The highly anticipated HOT ROD Drag Week, based in Cordova, IL, commenced last weekend to pit racers against each other in a battle of speed and endurance.   During this special event, street/strip cars are driven 1,000 plus miles on public roads during a trip that includes four dragstrips and five races in five days. The cars have to be street legal and able to go the distance—but they also need to be really fast.   BTE was proud to see Top... Read More
Posted by BTE Racing at Thursday, September 14, 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 BTE Racing at Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bogacki Reflects On The "Biggest Win" Of His Career

Luke Bogacki is enjoying what he calls “the biggest win” of his career after clinching the title in last month’s K&N Spring Fling Million. Despite winning over 250 event victories and more than $1,000,000 in prize money over two decades of racing, the Million remained elusive—until now. After nine grueling rounds of competition in Las Vegas, he finally clinched the win of his career, driving his American Race Cars dragster in the final race against Michael... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Friday, May 5, 2017

Car of the Week: Scott Wallace'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 Scott Wallace and his 1978 Chevy Malibu . How did you get into drag racing? I got into racing when I was 5 years old. My dad, uncle, and brother took me to the races. After that, I was hooked.  When and where was your first race? My first time to race was in my Nova at the age of 14. My brother-in-law... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Car of the Week: Bobbie Rader's 1970 Chevelle + A Big Announcement

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 Bobbie Rader of NCK Racing out of Willow Springs, MO and her 1970 Chevelle .  On top of being our Car of the Week, Bobbie has recently joined the BTE roster of sponsored racers throughout the United States. Bobbie races alongside her daughter, Krysta, to form a most dynamic duo. Read more about the family legacy... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Car of the Week: Brian Nealey's 1974 Chevrolet 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.  Let us introduce you to  Brian Nealey of Darlington, SC and his ’74 Chevy Vega. How did you get into drag racing? My father got me started in 1998 in a JR Dragster at Darlington Dragway, my hometown track. What model/year do you race now? I drive a 1974 Chevrolet Vega trunk car. Does your car have a nickname? ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Saturday, March 11, 2017

Car of the Week: Justin Purcell's 1980 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.  Let us introduce you to Justin Purcell of Mineral Wells, TX and his 1980 Chevy Malibu. How did you get into drag racing? Drag racing is the family business. My great grandfather, my grandfather, and my father all drag raced in their younger days. It was only fitting for me to one day follow in their footsteps. When and where was your first... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Car of the Week: Eric Tenney's 1969 Dodge Dart GTS & 1964 Plymouth Valiant

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, it’s two for the price of one! Let us introduce you to Eric Tenney of Baltimore, MD and his ​ 1969 Dodge Dart GTS and 1964 Plymouth Valiant . How did you get into drag racing? As a third generation racer, I was born into a heavily involved racing family. My father and grandfather have raced for decades all over the East coast and still... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Car of the Week: Chris Mohler's 1984 Chevy C-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, it’s all about Chris Mohler of Murray, KY, who was recently diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Though he’s undergoing chemotherapy, he’s “lucky enough to still feel like racing,” and often ends up in the winner’s circle with his 1984 Chevy C-10. When and where was your first race? My first race... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Car of the Week: Terry Rawson's 1995 Chevy Berretta

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, it’s all about  ​ Terry Rawson of Illinois and his  1995 Chevy Berretta . How did you get into drag racing? Through high school street racing When and where was your first race? June 1974, I-57 Dragstrip in Benton, Il. What model/year do you race now? 1995 tube chassis Chevy Beretta Does your car have a... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Car of the Week: Cole Cousins' 1968 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, it’s all about  ​ Cole Cousins of Alabama  and his  1968 Camaro . How did you get into drag racing? My father, Doug Cousins, has been involved with cars and drag racing since the 1960s. Being around him got me hooked on drag racing myself! When and where was your first race? August 4, 1994 at Capitol City... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Car of the Week: David Winklepeck's 1973 Chevy Vega Hatchback

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, it’s all about  ​ David Winklepeck  of Arboles, CO and his  1973 Chevy Vega hatchback . How did you get into drag racing? I was hooked on drag racing in 1968 at the age of 18. When and where was your first race? My first race was in 1969.  What model/year do you race now? I... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Car of the Week: John Thomas Kimbrell's 1980 Chevrolet Monza

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, it’s all about John Thomas Kimbrell and his 1980 Chevrolet Monza .  How did you get into drag racing? My entire family has always raced, so it kinda runs in the family! When and where was your first race?  My first race was at US-43 in Ethridge, TN. I had a ’64 Falcon tube chassis car and ran 6.46.  What... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, February 29, 2016

Some Prominent Racers Using BTE Torque Converters in Their Cars

While we could go on all day about what makes our torque converters the best in the industry, it’s really our customers that give us the feedback we need to continue improving. Here are just a handful of the racers that trust BTE with their racing vehicle's torque converter that you may have heard of: Luke Bogacki Luke Bogacki , professional drag racer, NHRA World Champion and NHRA Division 7 Super Comp Champion. Scotty Richardson , drag racing... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Tuesday, September 30, 2014