Car of the Week: Eric Carnes' 32 Bantum Altered Roadster

Car of the Week: Eric Carnes' 32 Bantum Altered Roadster

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today, we're featuring a 32 Bantum Altered roadster from owner Eric Carnes of Eastpointe, MI.

How did you get into drag racing?
I got into drag racing when my dad took me to my first race in the 1970s at Detroit Dragway. I was hooked!
 
When and where was your first race?
My first car was a '69 GTO. I raced it the first time at Detroit Dragway in 1980, and that's when I was really hooked, because I won my first trophy.
 
What model/year do you race now?
I currently have a 32 Bantum Altered roadster.
 
Does your car have a nickname?
SMOKIN!  
 
What's under the hood?
It has a 572 BBC single four barrel carb.
 
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
Two-speed powerglide, with a 9-inch BTE converter, 6200 stall. Also runs with a trans-brake.
 
Why do you use BTE?
I have been using the BTE converter since I built the car in 2008. Reliability and consistency are important to me, and this converter rocks! The car runs 7.70's 168 MPH.
 
Someone you look up to in racing?
John Force would probably be the person I look up to. That's why I would like to make a pass in a Top Fuel Funny Car!

 
Posted by Amber Ambrose at 9:18 AM