Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our loyal customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Joey Cram from Santa Fe, Texas, who owns and races a 1977 Tube Chassis Vega.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
My cousin Frank when I was about 10 years old
When and where was your first drag race?
Houston Raceway Park 1982-ish
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1977 Tube chassis Vega
Does your car have a nickname?
Agent 86 (Get Smart tv show)
What's under the hood?
615BBC SCOTT SHAFIROFF 615bbc sr20 1206hp
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Top Sportsman 1.69 and 10"mechanical diode convertor
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
I learned about BTE many years ago when I was in the transmission business. The product is far more Superior than the rest. The consistency and well-built products are second to none. Also, not to mention the customer service and the support from the staff—it's probably one of the best in the business.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Consistency, Superior, support
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
Not necessarily look up to, but Jack Robinson is a very good friend
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Pro touring 1972 Nova
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Still a bridesmaid, 5 runner up appearances in 2 years to div 4 races. And to win a local event a few times.
Why do you race?
Beats smoking and drinking
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Starting line... Cutting a light.