Car of the Week: Jeff Barnes' 1965 Chevy Nova

Car of the Week: Jeff Barnes' 1965 Chevy Nova

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. Meet Jeff Barnes, proud owner and racer of today's featured 1965 Chevy Nova with a killer paint job. You can find him racing near his hometown of Rochester, WA.

How did you get into drag racing? 

My dad

When and where was your first race? 

Mission B.C. in 1993 

What model/year do you race now? 

1965 Nova

Does your car have a nickname? 

“The Mistress”

What's under the hood? 

Shafiroff 540 ci BBC, Dart Big M Block, Dart Pro1 345 heads, 1200cfm Dominator

Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle? 

Top Sportsman Spec Powerglide w/ pro brake, 8" BTE converter, 6000 rpm stall

Why do you use BTE? 

Great reputation and preferred by my tranny builder

Someone you look up to in racing? 

Any guy in the opposite lane

If money were no object, what would you drive? 

Pro Mod

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)? 

Get gear on, Get belted in the car. My son walks me up to the line, reaches in the car and fist bumps and closes me up. Pull up to stage. Hit the loud pedal!

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 9:54 AM