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 Eric Pierce from Sutton, MA, who owns and races a 2006 Dan Page Top Dragster.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
I received old National Dragster issues from a cousin when I was a teenager.
When and where was your first drag race?
1979 New England Dragway, once I had my drivers license
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
2006 276" Dan Page Top Dragster with a Blown Alcohol 496" KB Olds with Dart 12° heads
Does your car have a nickname?
The Grape Ape
What's under the hood?
Blown Alcohol 496" Aluminum KB Olds with Dart 12° heads
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Top Dragster Transmission and Bolt Together Torque Converter
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
I use BTE products to get all that HP to the ground consistently
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Quality, Service, Price
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
Don Garlits. He is and always will be "The Man!"
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
NHRA Divisional & IHRA National Event runner-up. Still a bridesmaid though. Lol!!
Why do you race?
For the fun of it. If you're not having fun, why do it?
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?