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 Jon Upchurch from Amarillo, Texas, who owns and races a 1966 Chevy Malibu.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
Racing has been in my family for years!
When and where was your first drag race?
In 2013 at Amarillo Dragway
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1966 Chevy Malibu
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
A converter and a TH400
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
BTE has helped by getting the car more consistent with the trans and converter.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
A1 quality products!
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Tube chassis 1969 camaro
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
2019 IHRA World Finals qualifier
Why do you race?
Just to get out and have fun with great friends and family!
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
To be the best I can!