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 Clint Cothran from Fort Payne, AL, who owns and races a 1979 Camaro.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
My dad raced
When and where was your first drag race?
Sand Mountain Dragway in 1999
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1979 tube chassis Camaro that I built with my dad.
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
5000 BTE converter
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
My converter has made my car consistent from start to finish. I run in the footbrake class and you can't beat a BTE converter off the starting line
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Game changing performance
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
When I won the 2nd race I ever ran in my dad's tube chassis 1979 Chevette at Paradise Drag Strip
Why do you race?
It takes all the worries of the world away when I'm strapped into my car. It's my happy place.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Teaching my children consistency