Car of the Week: John Molyneux's 1972 Chevy Nova

Car of the Week: John Molyneux's 1972 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. Today, we're featuring a 1972 Chevy Nova from owner/driver John Molyneux, hailing from East Brunswick, NJ.
 
How did you get into drag racing?
My interest in drag racing stemmed from my first trip with my Dad to summer nationals at Raceway Park back in 1973 From that point I was a huge fan of Jungle Jim Liberman and Jungle Pam.
 
Where do you live?
East Brunswick, NJ
 
When and where was your first race?
1985 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ
 
What model/year do you race now?
A 1972 Chevy Nova
 
Does your car have a nickname?
The Turd
 
What's under the hood?
A small block Chevy
 
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
BTE torque converter and BTE custom made low first gear sets
 
Why do you use BTE?
You can’t beat their products or their customer service.
 
Someone you look up to in racing?
Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
 
If money were no object, what would you drive?
What I drive now, a 1972 Chevy Nova, just with more power.
 
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
I set the air pressure in the back tires, LOL.
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