The BTE Racing Car of the Week series is back! We’re excited to feature more loyal customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today, we're highlighting Logan Sheffer from Kevil, KY, who owns and races a 1977 Chevy Monza.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
My family has been drag racing for years, it’s in my blood.
When and where was your first drag race?
2009. Gleason Raceway Park in Gleason, TN.
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1977 Chevy Monza
Does your car have a nickname?
My uncle calls it “Dingleberry.”
What's under the hood?
Wilson Racing Engines 414 SBC
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Transmission parts and a torque converter
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
They always answer questions and are very helpful. BTE parts keep my car going with consistency!
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Dependable, consistent, affordable
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
I have two. Randy Bowerman was the first person to help when I got my first car. He worked every day after his day job to help get my operation started. Bear Nichols (my uncle) taught me how to drive and is there every time I race. He helps with any questions I have and always inspires me to do better!
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Tube chassis 1969 Camaro
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Watching my mother get Top 10 in Sportsman Points. The smile on her face and her achievement — it was a very proud moment for me!
Why do you race?
The sound. The smell. The friendships I’ve made. The people I race with aren’t just friends, they're family. When I arrive at the track it’s my escape from reality and my drug.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Getting more seat time to become a better driver.