Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Kevin Fuller from Niagara Falls, NY, who owns and races a 1985 Chevy S10.
How did you get into drag racing?
I grew up camping at the track with my family every weekend.
When and where was your first drag race?
I started off dirt track racing in go-karts, then I switched over to Jr dragsters when I was 13, and moved to street class at Empire Dragway when I was 16 in the 2016 race season.
What model/year do you race now?
1985 Chevy S10
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
388 cubic inch small block chevy with AFR 220cc heads. Small domes pistons making 12.5 to one compression. Running on pump e85.
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Why do you use BTE?
I like the image BTE has for themselves. Their products are top quality.
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
I raced with a worn-out converter for 2 years. And when I switched to the BTE converter I picked up 4 tenths, and the car was deadly consistent afterwords. After changing a lot of parts trying to figure out why the car is all over in ET, it ended up being the converter. I will not build another car without a good BTE converter.
A drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would you drive?
If money was no object I would build a car that fits into multiple classes and is street-friendly. Something like a ‘57 Chevy Bel Air that would compete in outlaw classes and older gasser classes.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
I try to let my mind race and let everything come naturally.