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 Gene Sweatt from Brighton, Tennessee, who owns and races a 1976 Vega.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
I’ve been around cars most of my adult life.
When and where was your first drag race?
Lakeland in 1973
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
23 Altered NDRl circuit also a 76 Vega with 871 blown Ls
Does your car have a nickname?
Vega Bat 2.0
What's under the hood?
Injected small block, 871 blown injected 5.3.
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Why do you use BTE?
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Friendly. Local. Experienced.
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
All of the pros.
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
2nd place in points Dixie Door Slammers
Why do you race?
Thrill and Excitement
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Keep having fun.