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Car of the Week: Matthew Holmes' 1974 Chevy Vega

Welcome back to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series!    We’re excited to feature more loyal customers and drag racing fans. Today, we're highlighting Matthew Holmes from Baileyton, AL.   What model/year do you race now?  1974 Chevy Vega   What's under the hood? Any special features? Huntsville Engine 406 SBC Mark Walker Custom paint  BTE Transmission Converter    When/where was your first race? ... Read More
Posted by BTE Racing at Monday, March 14, 2022

Car of the Week: Rodney Taylor's 1985 Camaro Z28

Welcome back to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series! We’re excited to feature more loyal customers and drag racing fans. Today, we're highlighting Rodney Taylor from Greenville, MS who races a 1985 Z28 Camaro.   Why do you race? I really just enjoy fast cars and open headers.    How did you get interested in drag racing? I had friends with race cars that I would go to the track to watch.    When and where was your first drag... Read More
Posted by BTE Racing at Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Car of the Week: Chris Starks' 1967 Chevy II

Welcome back to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series! We’re excited to feature more loyal customers and drag racing fans. Today, we're highlighting Chris Starks from Greenbrier, TN who races a 1967 Chevy II.   Why do you race? The racing family!   How did you get interested in drag racing? My dad (RIP), who also painted my car 30 years ago.   When and where was your first drag race? Union Hill    What is your proudest... Read More
Posted by BTE Racing at Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Car of the Week: Brian Stockinger's 1979 Camaro Z28

Welcome back to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series! We’re excited to feature more loyal customers and drag racing fans. Today, we're highlighting Brian Stockinger from West Bend, WI who races a 1979 Camaro Z28.   Why do you race? It’s really not even the cars...It’s all about the memories made with my family race team. Stock Racing. My dad Jim and brother Mike and of course the support from our better halves Linda, Aubrey, and my wife Ann.   ... Read More
Posted by BTE Racing at Wednesday, February 9, 2022

How to Use BTE’s Transmission & Torque Converter Tune Up Services

It’s tune-up time! While BTE is in the business of manufacturing and distributing new high-performance parts for your racing vehicles, we also service your current parts for the absolutely best performance so you and your car are ready to roll when the season heats up.    Now is the best time to get your powerglides, torque converters and other racing transmissions tuned up. Just FYI: They don't have to be from BTE, we service all types of equipment from all... Read More
Posted by BTE Racing at Wednesday, January 15, 2020

BTE Racing Announces Drag Racing Parts Upgrade: Torque Converter Billet Stator

BTE Racing is excited to announce our new CNC-machined billet stator torque converter upgrade. The improved billet stator is available for 9.5 inches, 258 mm, and 265 mm torque converters and is strength-tested, perfectly balanced, exact in design and production, and available for any configuration. Made with aircraft-grade aluminum, BTE’s upgraded stators make customization for each unique application a breeze, offering limitless variations.   The upgraded billet stator is... Read More
Posted by BTE Racing at Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Instructions & Limited Time Discount for BTE Tune Up Services

Hot summer racing and high horsepower stress can damage even the best clutch materials and bearings - these are service items that need continued maintenance. We highly recommend an annual tune-up to maintain your investment in equipment, and to avoid costly failures in the height of racing season. More details (and a discount code for 10% off) below. What we accept for maintenance and tune-up services: Torque converters Powerglide transmissions TH400 transmissions TH350... Read More
Posted by BTE Racing at Thursday, January 24, 2019

How to Use BTE’s Transmission & Torque Converter Tune Up Services

BTE is in the business of manufacturing and distributing new high performance parts for your racing vehicles, but we also service your current parts for optimum performance. Now is the best time to get your powerglides, torque converters and other racing transmissions tuned up; before the season gets underway in a few months. Just FYI: They don't have to be from BTE, we service all types of equipment. To get the most out of our tune up services, here are some easy tips to follow to... Read More
Posted by BTE Racing at Monday, January 14, 2019

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: Wes & Jackie Litrell's Fleet of Homemade Woody Trucks

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. Welcome f ather and daughter duo, Wes and Jackie Littrell, who race a trio of handmade Woody trucks in Leasburg, MO. How did you get into drag racing? Had friends that raced and went with them to the track and was hooked.  When and where was your first race? April of 1996 at Mid America Raceway in Wentzville, MO What... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, March 22, 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: 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

The Biggest Misconception About Racing Torque Converters

In the many decades we've been designing and manufacturing racing torque converters, the biggest misconception or point of confusion most customers have about a torque converter is the stall, flash, or stall RPM.   "I was told this is a 5500 converter, but it won't go any more than 4000 in our other car." "My buddy gave me his 3000 stall but it is going to 4500, is it broken?" A torque converter is much like a spring. If we place a heavy weight and a light weight on the same spring... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Monday, September 21, 2015