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 Jeff Clark from Mt. Washington, Kentucky, who owns and races a 1994 Chevy Lumina Z34.
How did you get into drag racing?
My father and oldest brother raced.
When and where was your first race?
In 1988 at the Summit Motorsports Park High School Nationals. Lost in the quarterfinal but had a good run!
What model/year do you race now?
1994 Chevy Lumina Z34
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
Badman Racing Engine big block Chevy 572 with Profiler X375 CNC heads and two 950 cfm alcohol APD carbs on a Holley tunnel ram. Motor makes 1050 hp on dyno.
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I use the converter, transbrake and 1.80 gear set.
Why do you use BTE?
Al Gottschling built my transmission for years and that’s all he used. They work great!
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
Lucas Walker helped me pick out my new converter. It’s more consistent and faster than my old one from another company. It’s safe to say I’m making the switch.
Someone you look up to in racing?
My father who passed away a few years ago.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
Top Sportsman 66 Chevy II with a pro charger motor
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
My wife Teresa gives me a kiss after I get in the car.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Personal best ET is 5.14 at 135 mph