Car of the Week: Lee Sawyer's 1971 Chevy Nova

Car of the Week: Lee Sawyer's 1971 Chevy Nova

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Lee Sawyer  from Orland, CA, who owns and races a 1971 Chevy Nova.
 
How did you get into drag racing?
I’ve always liked fast cars so it just seemed logical.
 
When and where was your first race?
Redding, California
 
What model/year do you race now?
1971 Chevy Nova
 
Does your car have a nickname?
The Hooker
 
What's under the hood?
SBC 406
 
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I use the street/strip TH350 and converter.
 
Why do you use BTE?
I’ve been a fan for a while. I’m on my 2nd transmission and 3rd converter and I like the reliability, performance and value of BTE parts.
 
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
They’re very knowledgeable and have great customer service.
 
Someone you look up to in racing?
John Force
 
If money were no object, what would you drive?
I’d keep my same car, but with improvements and upgrades.
 
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
I always hit the bathroom before heading to the staging lanes. Gotta pee!
Posted by Amber Ambrose at 11:42 AM