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, it’s all about Jason Massie and his rear-engine dirt dragster.
How did you get into drag racing?
I actually do dirt drags. I have been a fan since I was a small child, and always wanted to participate.
When and where was your first race?
It was in Milton, WV in May of 1999 at the age of 17.
What model/year do you race now?
My current car is a Mike Husman (specialty welding in MN) chromoly rear-engine rail chassis. Chassis was built 4-5 years ago.
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
800+ cubic inch with 3 stages of nitrous
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I run the BTE pro-mod torque converter in front of BTE’s powerglide outlaw 2.0 transmission with all the bells and whistles.
Why do you use BTE?
I have run BTE for the last 12 years, because BTE stands behind their products. I have had great results, and get top-of-the-line customer service.
Someone you look up to in racing?
In my sport, it would be Ennis Thomas out of Georgia. He has been winning races for four decades, one on the national level. No one else can say that!
In NHRA it would be Connie Kalitta.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
We start warming up the car, tuning for the conditions, flowing the nitrous, then before we go to staging we get together as a team and go over a few things and hope to get the win.