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 AJ Casini from Hunker, PA, who owns and races a 1969 Plymouth Barracuda.
How did you get into drag racing?
It runs in the family.
When and where was your first race?
Fairmont Dragway, Fairmont WV
What model/year do you race now?
1969 Plymouth Barracuda
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
572” BGR HEMI
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
Top Sportsman Powerglide
Why do you use BTE?
Customer service and product quality.
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
The transmission has been flawless this season.
Someone you look up to in racing?
No one—I am 6’7”! Just kidding, I have many I look up to but my dad is one of my biggest role models. He is always ready to step in and help get something fixed, even when I’ve given up hope. Whether it’s the race cars or the rig, he always finds a way to keep it going.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
Factory Shootout Challenger
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
High Five “bams” from my wife and 2 daughters. Same from my parents, sister, niece and nephew if they are at the track.