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 Brian Cassidy from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who owns and races a 1957 NHRA Super Gas Corvette.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
By reading Hot Rod magazine when I was young
When and where was your first drag race?
1970 at Niagara Dragway in upstate NY
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
Don Davis 1957 Corvette NHRA Super Gas
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
SDPC Race Shop 582 Head Hunter on Methanol
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
9" Spragless Steel Stator Convertor
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
I started using BTE Torque Converter in 1982 after meeting Bill Taylor. Best value for the money.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
High Quality Parts
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Winning the IHRA, ACDELCO, Canadian Nationals Top/et Ironman Champion
Why do you race?
I love the competition.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Staying focused as a driver on the starting line.