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?
What's under the hood?
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!