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. Let us introduce you to Jeffrey Ferree and Richard Whitaker of IN and their 1980 Chevy Camaro.
When and where was your first race?
The first race was at Chandler Raceway Park in 1974, right when bracket racing started.
What model/year do you race now?
1980 Camaro built by myself and my brother-in-law.
Does your car have a nickname?
Every now and then we call it “Baby.”
What's under the hood?
427 small block, Comp cams and 18 degree Brodix heads
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
1.80 straight cut gear set, Top Dragster, valve body, input shaft, clutches and band with a BTE 8 clutch drum rear support and hard parts kit for P/G and 8” torque converter
Why do you use BTE?
Good prices and selection, plus we can buy direct. BTE makes really dependable parts, they are pretty tough.
Someone you look up to in racing?
No heroes, as there are a lot of people that could fill the spot, but can't pick just one.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
We would probably still drive the Camaro, but it would have a better suspension than what we built. Maybe we’d have it built by a pro like Tim McAmos.