BTE Car of the Week: Andrew Ellis 1987 Chevrolet S10

Car of the Week: Andrew Ellis' 1987 Chevrolet S10

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Andrew Ellis from Evington, Virginia, who owns and races a 1987 Chevrolet S10.

How did you get into drag racing?
My buddy Leroy had a Nova he drove on the street/strip. I’ve always liked drag racing, so I got a good deal for a turnkey truck and trailer, and I bought it. I put a lot of time and money in it to get it ready for the strip. After I made my first pass, I was hooked and never looked back. 

When and where was your first drag race?
2011 at Roxboro Motorsports Park Easter Bash

What model/year do you race now?
1987 Chevrolet S10

Does your car have a nickname?
Smokey

What's under the hood?
Sbc 421 built by Kowalsky Racing in Rustburg, VA.

Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
BTE Pg stock case 1.80 straight cut gears with full brake 

Why do you use BTE?
I know a lot of people that have had a lot of success with BTE products.

Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
No

A drag racer you look up to?
Greg Anderson 

If money were no object, what would you drive?
Round body S10 

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
Just sit back in the trailer and get my head right in the zone.

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 3:17 PM