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 Mark Rapp from SoCal (soon moving to Prosper, Texas), who owns and races a 1970 Nostalgia Pro Stock Nova.
How did you get into drag racing?
When I was about 7 years old, we had neighbors move in that raced drag boats, and down the street was a Super Stock racer and they both let me hang out and watch. I've been a gearhead ever since!
When and where was your first drag race?
1976 at OCIR
What model/year do you race now?
1970 Nostalgia Pro Stock Nova (just finished), a 2014 COPO is in the works.
Does your car have a nickname?
No, but it needs one… I'm open to suggestions!
What's under the hood?
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
I'm in need of a good nitrous converter since we just changed our combo.
Why do you use BTE?
I've heard nothing but good things about them.
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
No, but maybe in the future.
A drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would you drive?
Factory Stock Showdown
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
I just get belted in a little early, sit, and relax.