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, Alabama, who owns and races a 1979 Chevy Chevette.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
My dad and uncle drag raced.
When and where was your first drag race?
I was 16 when I competed in my 1st race.
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1979 Chevy Chevette full tube chassis car.
Does your car have a nickname?
The Black Sheep
What's under the hood?
355 cid chevy small block
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
8 inch converter.
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
It's hands down the best converter I've run. It’s consistent from start to finish.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
High quality products
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
My dad and Ray Zumestine.
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
When I won the first 2 races I ever competed in with my Chevette.
Why do you race?
It runs deep in my blood. Nothing can compare to it.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Learning and overcoming weather and track conditions.