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 Josh Scott and his 1997 Honday Civic out of Lakewood, CO.
How did you get into drag racing?
Went for the first time in high school and was instantly addicted.
When and where was your first race?
Legal? Bandimere Speedway, 1995
What model/year do you race now?
1997 Honda Civic
Does your car have a nickname?
Gunmetal, the RWD Civic
What's under the hood?
Previously was a Honda 2.4l 4 cylinder on a turbo 400, but this upcoming season will be a 3.2l V6
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I bought this transmission used, so I can’t say for sure everything internally. However when my transbrake solenoid fried, I posted a picture of it trying to identify it. BTE contacted me to let me know it was theirs, and I had a replacement within a week.
Why do you use BTE?
See the previous answer. Can’t beat that kind of service. Plus, my transmission takes everything I throw at it.
Someone you look up to in racing?
Brent L from PFI. He’s an innovative dude, not afraid to travel uncharted waters.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
What I have now, but a tube chassis version would be pretty nifty.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
I just visualize the pass, and keep my heart rate down. Don’t want to get antsy.