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 Brad Eglian from Alexandria, Kentucky, who owns and races a 1994 Chevrolet Lumina Z34.
How did you get into drag racing?
Both sides in my family raced so I was born into racing—it's in my blood.
When and where was your first race?
First time I went down a track was in 1996 and in my 1985 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.
What model/year do you race now?
1994 Chevrolet Lumina Z34
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
632 single carb and 2 kits
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
Top Sportsman Powerglide
Why do you use BTE?
BTE makes great products.
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
BTE makes a very durable and efficient transmission.
Someone you look up to in racing?
If money were no object, what would you drive?
Wouldn’t change a thing, I love what I am driving now!
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
I am pretty superstitious—I always have to grab the driver side of my hood to take it off/on. And before I stage, I get all pumped up by smacking my helmet and getting in the zone.