Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature loyal customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today, we're featuring Justin E. Hale from Rainsville AL, who owns and races a 1974 Mustang II.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
A friend of the family took me under their wing and taught me everything I know.
When and where was your first drag race?
2001. Sand Mountain Dragway in Section, AL.
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1974 Mustang II. Tube chassis, 4-link, big tire.
Does your car have a nickname?
Big Booty Judy
What's under the hood?
460in big block Ford
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Stock case Powerglide with all BTE internals
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Great products and great tech support when you need it. My Powerglide is the last thing that ever needs to be worked on.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Quality. Helpful. Reliable
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
All fiberglass 1955 Thunderbird big tire car
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Two semi-finals and a win in the finals in two weeks at two different tracks.
Why do you race?
Because I enjoy it — definitely not because I'm good at it haha
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Not beating myself mentally. The car usually works, the driver has some hiccups from time to time.