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Car of the Week: Terry Gilliland'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 a 1967 Chevy Camaro from owner/driver Terry Gilliland, hailing from Cullman, AL.   How did you get into drag racing? My brother Ricky got me hooked when I was very young.   Where do you live? Cullman, Alabama   When and where was your first race? It was in 1990 at the Baileyton Good Time... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, April 10, 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: William Smith’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 William Smith of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky and his 1972 Chevy Nova.    How did you get into drag racing? ​My father got me into racing.   When and where was your first race? It was the late ‘70s, at the Mt Park Dragway in Clay City.       What model/year do you race now? I drive a... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, May 30, 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: Bryan Yaeger's 1979 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  Bryan Yaeger of Lodi, Ohio and his 1979 Chevy Malibu .  How did you get into drag racing? I got into racing because my dad is into racing. Ever since I can remember, I was always at the racetrack on Saturday nights watching him race his 1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass, that we call "The Green... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Car of the Week: Brooks Stevens' 1993 Fox Body 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.  Let us introduce you to Brooks Stevens of Alabama and his  1993 Fox Body Ford Mustang . How did you get into drag racing?  Went local track to watch and ended up racing my car that night. I’ve been hooked ever since. I still have that car too. My son drives it. When and where was your first race?  It... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Car of the Week: Justin Wanamaker's 1927 Suncoast 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.  Let us introduce you to Justin Wanamaker of Kalamazoo, MI and his  1927 Suncoast Roadster . How did you get into drag racing? I got into racing because of my dad. I grew up at the racetrack, it was just what we did. My dad got a new car in 2003 and let me use his old car in 2004 after we found a motor for it. My dad's buddy... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, February 21, 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

Car of the Week: Jeffrey Ferree & Richard Whitaker's 1980 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.  Let us introduce you to Jeffrey Ferree and Richard Whitaker of IN and their 1980 Chevy Camaro . When and where was your first race? The first race was at Chandler Raceway Park in 1974, right when bracket racing started. What model/year do you race now? 1980 Camaro built by myself and my brother-in-law. Does your car have a... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Thursday, February 2, 2017

Car of the Week: Nick Pressimone's 1976 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.  Let us introduce you to Nick Pressimone of Las Vegas, NV and his 1976 Chevy Nova. How did you get into drag racing? I got in to drag racing at a very young age. My farther drag races and has been for over 30 years. When and where was your first race? Super Chevy Show at Las Vegas Motor Speedway What model/year do you race now? 1976... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Car of the Week: Andrew Lindamood's 1969 Pontiac GTO

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 Andrew Lindamood of Alabama and his 1969 Pontiac GTO . How did you get into drag racing? It started with seeing my family (Jared Pennington, Bob Pennington, my dad Hank Lindamood and many more) be so successful in racing. I enjoy the competition, the friendships it creates, and of course the adrenaline rush. When... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, January 10, 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: Henry Roberson's '84 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, it’s all about ​Henry Giselle Roberson of North Highlands, California and his 1984 Ford Mustang. How did you get into drag racing? All I've ever wanted to be was a race car driver like my dad. And when I turned 15 in 2001, I got my first chance to race and have never looked back! What model/year do you race now? 1984 Ford Mustang... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, October 26, 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: "Shock & Awe" Electric Motor '03 Pontiac Firebird

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  ​ Pat McCue of Washington state , his team of high school students and their record-breaking electric-motor Firebird. How did you get into drag racing? I am new to the sport of drag racing, other than going with my brother a few times when I was younger to watch.  As a high school auto shop... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, October 12, 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: Al Mullins' 1978 Chevrolet 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, it’s all about  Al Mullins from Louisville, KY and his 1978 Chevy Malibu .   How did you get into drag racing?   Ever since I could walk I’ve had the need for speed and drag racing is my fix for that.   When and where was your first race?   My first real race was 2005 at Ohio Valley Dragway in... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Car of the Week: Kevin Diaville's 1987 Chevy Stepside

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  Kevin Diaville of Port Barre, LA and his  1987 Chevy Stepside . How did you get into drag racing?    I got into drag racing through my dad he always had a passion to go faster. I guess it runs in the blood!   When and where was your first race?    Louisiana Raceway Park in... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Car of the Week: Skip Tubbs' '56 Chevy Bel Air

Welcome to our series, Car of the Week, where we feature BTE customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to drive and race. Today’s spotlight is on Skip Tubbs  of Wheeling, Illinois and his ’ 56 Chevy Bel Air;  a car  so well-cared for it’s even been featured in a Craftsman commercial! How did you get into drag racing? Everything about my involvement in racing comes back to my Dad (Red), he was my biggest influence and we were... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Thursday, July 17, 2014

Car of the Week: Anthony "Tony Boy" Andrade's '68 Chevy Nova

Welcome to our new series, Car of the Week, where we feature BTE customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to drive and race. Today’s spotlight is on  Anthony "Tony Boy" Andrade  of Pahala, Hawaii and his '68 Chevy Nova . How did you get into drag racing? My father was a hot rodder and street racer and he used to take me to the drag races from a young age. I loved the sounds, the feel and the excitement.  When and... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Thursday, June 12, 2014