BTE Car of the Week: Kent Newsome's ProCharged Dragster

Car of the Week: Kent Newsome's ProCharged Dragster

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 Kent Newsome from Forest Hill, MD, who owns and races a ProCharged Dragster.

How did you get interested in drag racing?
Mechanical curiosity 

When and where was your first drag race?
Summer Nationals in Englishtown

What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
Procharged small block rear engine dragster

Does your car have a nickname?
Science Project

What's under the hood?
388 cu. in. Gen 1 small block Chevy

Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Billet transbrake valve body for the glide.

Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Just liked what I saw. Reliability.

Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Rock solid products

Who is a drag racer you look up to?
The late Dick Lahaie

If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Fuel funny car

What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Every round win. Every race win. Every successful trip down the drag strip.

Why do you race?
Keeps me out of trouble. 

What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Consistency 

 

 

 

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 4:59 PM