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 Dale Healy from Marengo, Ohio, who owns and races a 1965 Chevy II Nova.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
Family and friends in the 70s
When and where was your first drag race?
2004 Pacemakers in Mt. Vernon, Ohio
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
Chevy II Nova 1965, hand lettering, metal flake top
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
1.80 straight cut gear set
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Quality products, improved consistency
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
High quality machining
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Steel 41 willys
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Winning at the Thompson Gasser Reunion and Nostalgia National back-to-back in the same year
Why do you race?
The challenge of winning
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?