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 David Cookman from Cornelius, Oregon, who owns and races a 1923 Ford T. Altered.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
We moved next door to Ernie Hall, a local top fuel racer, in 1972 when I was in 1st grade.
When and where was your first drag race?
1973 at Portland International Raceway
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1923 Ford T. Altered
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
406 ci small block "Chevy"
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Case, planetaries, and accessories
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
My trans builder, Don Kalina, recommends them and I trust him. The thing sits right between my legs. I want the best.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Only the best.
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
Joey Severance. His attitude is awesome, he is a top notch driver, and a good friend.
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Easy, nostalgia nitro altered.
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
2020 Dragster/Roadster champion at Woodburn Dragstrip
Why do you race?
I love it. Both the people I am with and the competition.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Cutting a good light.