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 Ferguson from Olive Branch, Mississippi, who owns and races a Chevrolet Chevy II 1965.
How did you get into drag racing?
I discovered Lakeland Dragstrip as a teenager—the last 3 years they were open ‘77-’79. I’ve been hooked ever since.
When and where was your first race?
Around 1980 in Blue Mountain, MS
What model/year do you race now?
Chevrolet Chevy II 1965
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
434 with single carb
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
Transmission, torque convertor, tires, parts, fluid and more.
Why do you use BTE?
Great products, great service, great people from the front door to the back.
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
Tons—too many to choose from. They are very helpful and knowledgeable. Much appreciation to Mr. Bill and Paul for help back in the day. Thanks to Brandon for letting me walk about, Shaun for great trans builds and special deliveries, and everybody else for their help and info. I truly appreciate y'all.
Someone you look up to in racing?
Warren Johnson, Bob Glidden, Don Garlits, John Force and Caffey Broadus… Never give up!
If money were no object, what would you drive?
I’d get another of my same car… twice as nice! Also lots/stacks of spare parts with a nice motorhome and stacker.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
Clear your head of all distractions and focus as much as possible.