BTE's Drag Car of the Week 1971 Ford Maverick

Car of the Week: Logan Martin's 1971 Ford Maverick

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 Logan Martin from Waynesboro, Virginia, who owns and races a 1971 Ford Maverick.

How did you get into drag racing?
My dad has been drag racing since I was a toddler so I grew up around it.

When and where was your first race?
When I was 7 years old, I raced a Junior dragster at Eastside Speedway.

What model/year do you race now?
1971 Ford Maverick

Does your car have a nickname?
Nelly

What's under the hood?
Ford 302 engine

Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
A transmission pan

Why do you use BTE?
Dependable and friendly service.

Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
I was at Bristol for the WFC, and my transmission pan was leaking. BTE was there and had some really good guys that came in clutch. I’ve been a customer ever since.

Someone you look up to in racing?
Nick Hastings. That guy is my hero.

If money were no object, what would you drive?
Brand new race tech.

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
I like to ride to the track by myself and listen to my music. It gets me in my zone.

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 12:15 PM