Car of the Week: Greg Pharr’s 1969 Mustang Fastback

Car of the Week: Greg Pharr’s 1969 Mustang Fastback

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 1969 Mustang Fastback from owner/driver Greg Parr, hailing from New Orleans, LA.
 
When and where was your first race?
I first raced my Mustang in September of 1990.
 
What model/year do you race now?
My Mustang is a 1969 fastback that first ran 12.70's way back when at Gulfport Dragway, and over the years it has become a low 8 second beast using BTE’s Top Sportsman Powerglide transmission!
 
What's under the hood?
A 514 CID Big Block Ford.
 
How did you first learn about BTE Racing components?
I was at a race at No Problem Raceway in 2008 and I blew 2 of my home-built transmissions in one day. Well, y’all had your trailer there selling transmissions and other parts. I asked the salesman there if y’all could build a transmission that can handle the power of my Big Block Ford. Your guy said "NO PROBLEM!' so I bought two of them.
 
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I use BTE transmissions in both my 1969 Mustang and in my 618 CID Big Block Ford powered Top Dragster with no problems at all. Our team at The Shop at Deckbar also runs your parts in all of our cars.
 
Why do you use BTE?
Since then all I have had to do is freshen up my transmissions every 250-300 runs.Ya'll make a GREAT transmission. Thanks for building a great transmission for both of my racecars!
 
Tell us about your recent race wins.
I have won three Ford Performance Association Championships (2008, 2016, and 2017), and The $10,000 Southern Big Bucks Nationals at No Problem Raceway February of 2017 and many more bracket races the last few years! Just last week I was awarded "The Most Improved Driver of the Year" for 2017.
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