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 Cody Spears from Mount Carmel, TN, who owns and races a 2001 Pontiac Formula.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
Started going to the track as a kid with my grandparents.
When and where was your first drag race?
Cherokee Dragway 2005
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
2001 Pontiac Formula
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
Stock LS1 with a few bolt ons
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
BTE is hands down the best transmission/converter company there is.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Best there is!
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
Richard Newman. He has been a great mentor since I started racing, he has shown me everything about the sport and how to win.
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
I really enjoy racing my Firebird. I don’t really have a dream car. I would just keep doing what I’m doing. Currently building an S10 which we should have out soon. We built it from scratch.
Thanks to Hicks Fabrication for all the hard work put in on this build.
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Winning the 2019 Division 9 Team finals, followed by finishing 3rd in the world in 2019 with IHRA.
Why do you race?
I enjoy it. I mean what else is there to do?!
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Competing with a street car in classes that the equipment is so good and the racing is so tight.