BTE Car of the Week: Brian Cassidy's 1957 NHRA Super Gas Corvette

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Car of the Week: Brian Cassidy's 1957 NHRA Super Gas Corvette

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?
Bad Vette

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?
Scotty Richardson

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.

 

 

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 3:30 PM