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 John Molyneux from East Brunswick, New Jersey, who owns and races a 1972 Chevy Nova.

How did you get into drag racing?
My dad would always bring me to the Summer Nationals at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey.

When was your first race?
Some time around 1985.

What model/year do you race now?
1972 Chevy Nova. I had to put racing to the side for a while until my current Nova found me in 2011—we’ve been running hard ever since then.

Does your car have a nickname?
The Turd

What's under the hood?
423 sbc

Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
Custom low gear sets and converter

Why do you use BTE?
Incredible customer service.

Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
Chad took the time to gather information and custom build a converter for me, then set me up with some low gear sets for the TH350 to help us get out of the hole we were in.

Someone you look up to in racing?
Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins

If money were no object, what would you drive?
My same car, just max effort and no expense spared!

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
Drink some water, strap in early, and see the win light!

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 11:34 AM