Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our loyal customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Bill Mccarty from Bloomington, Indiana, who owns and races a 1984 Dodge D150.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
My brother took me back in 1989 and I have been hooked ever since.
When and where was your first drag race?
1989 in Terre Haute, Indiana at the Terre Haute Action Dragstrip.
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1984 Dodge D150, bench seat, column shift best e.t. 7.03@97.
Does your car have a nickname?
"Clifford" the Big Red Dodge.
What's under the hood?
Junkyard 360 magnum with 230k miles
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Haven't broken any parts yet and it has allowed my truck to remain consistent.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Unbeatable quality guaranteed.
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
I have sooo many I get inspiration from...Luke Bogacki is one.
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
One that's low maintenance and consistent, winning is all I wanna do.
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Winning super pro, pro and sportsman in the same night, same truck footbraking and not buying back...28 total passes on 10 gallons of 87 pump gas
Why do you race?
To hang with great friends, enjoy the challenge, and to introduce my kids to a great sport.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Staying consistent as a driver.