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 Lauren Lockhart from Sedalia, Ketucky, who owns and races a '67 Chevy II Nova SS.
How did you get into drag racing?
Through my boyfriend (now husband).
When and where was your first drag race?
April 9th, 2011 in Gleason, TN
What model/year do you race now?
'67 Chevy II Nova SS
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
Currently a 400. Going to a 434 Walker Race Engine this winter.
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
BTE Top Sportsman Transmission and BTE Converter
Why do you use BTE?
Best products and best customer service in the business.
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
Surrounding yourself with good parts and good people provides good results.
A drag racer you look up to?
My husband, Charlie Lockhart. He's a bad man in a race car and he's built himself up from nothing. You'd be hard pressed to find someone with more passion for the sport.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
I don't think I could ever let my Nova go, but I wouldn't mind adding a '67 GTO to the garage. It's been my dream car since I was 16.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
If it's a big race and I need to focus I'll listen to music in the staging lanes. Every round I absolutely have to make sure my pants are above my ankles before staging.