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What’s So Great About Drag Racing? 

Here at BTE Racing, we’re familiar with drag racers and what makes them tick. There are tons of reasons that drag racers race, including a love of cars, family tradition, a need for speed, making memories with friends, and more. We decided to highlight some of what racers love about drag racing—because drag racing is so much more than just fast cars.  No Two Cars Are Exactly Alike Each car you see at the dragstrip is custom-built, the product of blood, sweat, tears and... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, August 19, 2019

5 Reasons Drag Racers + BTE Racing = A Match Made In Heaven

Valentine’s Day is just a heartbeat away, and all of us here at BTE Racing are busy making sure we show our customers and fellow drag racers plenty of love all year long. Here are just a few ways we try to do just that. Manufacturing products in the USA. Our 40,000-square-foot facility houses the latest CNC equipment and logistics technology to aide in efficiency and quality. We also keep money in the local economy by hiring employees from our own community. ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Drag Racing Terms To Know Before Hitting the Track: Part 1

For newcomers to drag racing, learning the lingo is a great way to settle in to the racing community and learn more about the sport. We’ve put together a glossary of words and phrases to know before you hit the drag strip. Part 1 covers the first half of the alphabet letters A-M; Part 2 will pick up with letters N-Z in an upcoming blog. Awful Awful (source) Drag racing slang for a AA/FA ("Double A" Fuel Altered) race car. Blower Supercharger or turbocharger... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Car of the Week: Logan Martin's 1971 Ford Maverick

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 Martin from Waynesboro, Virginia, who owns and races a 1971 Ford Maverick. How did you get into drag racing? My dad has been drag racing since I was a toddler so I grew up around it. When and where was your first race? When I was 7 years old, I raced a Junior dragster at Eastside Speedway. What model/year do you... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, January 15, 2019

12 Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Drag Racer

Finding the perfect gift for the driver in your life can be tough. They eat, sleep, and breathe drag racing and would live at the track if they could. You might not be able to spring for a new torque converter , but we’ve got some gift ideas sure to light their tree: Chevy Nova ugly sweater . Jump on the tacky sweater bandwagon with this comfy crew neck sweatshirt. Other designs also available featuring different cars. Helmet case.  A sturdy, lightweight helmet... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, December 17, 2018

Cooling Strategies For Racing Transmissions And Why It's So Important For Your Car

Excessive heat kills transmission and torque converter components . Racing heavily stresses the transmission and causes it to heat very rapidly. It has been proven that for every 20°F your transmission increases, it cuts the lifespan of your transmission and transmission fluid in half. While this is well established and widely understood, we are often asked about the best ways to manage this problem. Last month, our friend and 2014 NHRA Super Gas world champion Luke Bogacki did a great... Read More
Posted by Allison West at Friday, October 12, 2018

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: 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: 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

Car of the Week: Nicholas Giovingo's 1982 Malibu Wagon

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  Nicholas Giovingo from Gretna, Louisiana and his ’ 82 Malibu Wagon .    How did you get into drag racing?   After watching my step father drag race.  When and where was your first race?   No Problem Raceway in 1999  What model/year do you race now?   1982 Malibu wagon  ... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bogacki's on a Roll

Just in case you hadn’t heard the latest from Luke Bogacki , he’s forging ahead in his NHRA tour. So far, he’s made it to five Super Gas final rounds, and won four of those, rising quickly in the NHRA Super Gas standings.  After seven events this year, Bogacki’s numbers stand currently at 606, though he’s got plenty of opportunities to earn more. His latest event, the Route 66 Nationals, helped propel him to that number, with a personal goal to reach 700 for... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Monday, July 7, 2014

Luke Bogacki Is On The Road Again

BTE-sponsored Luke Bogacki had a great 2013. The NHRA Super Comp champion from last year welcomed a son with his wife Jessica (a racer in her own right) in additional to great professional success. In a recent update, Bogacki announced the backing of new sponsors including Racing RVs and K&N Engineering .  Bogacki’s first NHRA appearance of the season goes down this weekend at the Division 3 Lucas Oil Series event in Indianapolis, with more on the way... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Thursday, April 24, 2014