Drag Racing Car of the Week: 1965 Chevy Malibu Station Wagon

Car of the Week: Greg Kildow's 1965 Chevy Malibu Station Wagon

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 Greg Kildow from Benton, Kentucky, who owns and races a 1965 Chevy Malibu Station Wagon.

How did you get into drag racing?
My cousin and I started racing a 1967 GTX in 1985 at Sikeston.

When and where was your first race?
The first race I actually drove the car was in Newport, AR in ‘85.

What model/year do you race now?
1965 Chevy Malibu Station Wagon

Does your car have a nickname?
War Wagon

What's under the hood?
SBC 406 cu. in.

Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
BTE Converter and Planetary Set

Why do you use BTE?
I tried four converters from different manufacturers and BTE was the fastest by a tenth.

Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
I won the track championship at our local track in 2014 and it was because of the reliability of my car and the BTE parts in it.

Someone you look up to in racing?
Royce Thomasson

If money were no object, what would you drive?
Pro Stock car

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
None—just wash the car, load it up, and race whoever pulls up next to me.

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 12:19 PM