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 BTE-sponsored driver Kyle Bigley from New Jersey, who owns and races a 2002 MPR built Super Stock Firebird.
How did you get into drag racing?
My father got me into it.
When and where was your first drag race?
Started at 10 years old in a half-scale junior dragster. First ever pass was at Englishtown Raceway Park on the big track (RIP).
What model/year do you race now?
2002 MPR built Super Stock Firebird
Does your car have a nickname?
No, she doesn’t.
What's under the hood?
522 cubic inch Bullet powered by Huntsville Engines (big block Chevy) conventional heads makes about 900hp.
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Not enough! Haha. Trans and converters.
Why do you use BTE?
Because Brandon is a stand-up guy and a professional businessman. BTE is one of the best in the industry with great products and great services. They care about their racers and brand enough to partner/sponsor.
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
Not yet. But I look forward to my endeavor of trying to put the new super street firebird into the winners circle a bunch and locking up a 2019 super street d1 championship and a back to back d1 super comp championship.
A drag racer you look up to?
From a business perspective: Pete Biondo. Always wanted to be the next Peter. From a mentor/racing perspective (other than my father): Luke Bogacki, bracket racing elite.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
Well, first I’d have a rig with some A/C lol. But probably a Lamborghini to take to the track. And have 2 top shelf dragsters. A super street car. And an old pro stock car to race in top sportsman.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
I listen to my music. My hype up music when I roll in the gates is typically 6ix9ine. After warming up the car the music is done. Then I have my “routine” and basically it’s just to do the same exact thing each round and be consistent. (See one of my latest blog posts on kylebigleymotorsports.com) where I go in-depth about this topic.