Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Destin Bailey from Marrero, Louisiana, who owns and races a 1964 Dodge A100 Van.
How did you get into drag racing?
Went to the track with my dad at 6 weeks old, first national event at 3, junior dragsters at 9, and now footbrake.
When and where was your first drag race?
My first race was on my 9th birthday racing a junior dragster at No Problem Raceway.
What model/year do you race now?
‘64 Dodge A100 Van
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
496 Big Block Mopar
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Torque converter, pro brake valve body, overflow tank and input shaft.
Why do you use BTE?
Quality parts, plus they sponsor our local bracket series, The King of The Coast.
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
Trans brake helped me look at the sky.
A drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would you drive?
1968 Radial vs the World Hemi Barracuda
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
Necklace, no red underwear and a cold sip of water before the helmet goes on.