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Car of the Week: Brandon Rollins' 1976 Chevy Vega
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 Brandon Rollins from Stamps, AR and his 1976 Vega.
How did you get into drag racing?
My dad took me to Prescott Raceway when I was 14. We met a lady that happened to be related to us, and she let me drive her car around the pits. The rest is history.
When and where was your first race?
My first race was at Prescott Raceway in Prescott, AR back in 2001.
What model/year do you race now?
I still race the same '76 Vega that my dad and I started with in 2001. It's changed a lot, but it's still the same car.
What's under the hood?
Currently it has a 406 ci Small Block Chevy with Brodix heads and a Ron's Flying Toilet, powerglide, and a 9" Ford out back.
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
The glide has pretty much every part BTE makes, minus an aftermarket case and planetaries (which I am looking to purchase soon). Jimmy Post out of Texarkana, TX built it for us about five years ago.
Why do you use BTE?
We use BTE because y'all have great parts, stand behind them, and get them to us quickly when we need them.
Someone you look up to in racing?
I look up to almost every racer that has made a career in the racing industry. That's what I wanted to do ever since I got my start, but life just happened.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
I would still drive my Vega. I love that car. It may get a new set of wheels and some extra safety gear, but I wouldn't change cars for anything.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
No real ritual. Just get in, strap in, shake my head around, and concentrate.
at 12:05 PM
small block chevy
1976 chevy vega
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