Welcome to our new blog series where we highlight BTE-sponsored racers. Get to know our racers’ journey, receive some exclusive insight on what BTE products they use and get some free racing advice. Next on the track is Afton Swanson from Swanson Motorsports, who’s name we are sure you’ll be seeing more of, as she continues to dominate on the track. We’ll be highlighting one racer each month in our blog, so stay tuned!
What do you race?
NHRA Top Dragster
How did you get into racing?
I started racing Jr. Dragsters at 9-years-old at our local track, North Iowa Dragway (formerly known as Humboldt County Dragway).
What BTE product(s) do you have?
BTE bolt together converter and BTE Extreme Top Dragster transmission
Why are you proud to represent BTE?
BTE's parts work great for our combination. They’ve helped us grow our Top Dragster program and have enabled us to be able to run at the front of our class.
What is your proudest moment racing?
When we won the 2017 Heartland Nationals in Topeka.
What races are you looking forward to this year?
We are in the middle of a 3-week trip; we raced at the Midwest Drag Racing Series event in Tulsa, the NHRA D4 doubleheader event in Dallas, and now on our way to Houston for the NHRA Spring Nationals.
Why do you race?
Joe and I met through racing and I pursued my current career because it enables me to race as much as possible. I can't imagine doing anything else!
What is the best racing advice you've ever received?
Stick with it and don't give up when things get hard. Normally that means a breakthrough is coming soon!
Anything else you'd like to share?
Thank you to everyone who has supported us!
Follow Afton for racing updates below:
Facebook: Swanson Motorsports