Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our loyal customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Mark Guinn from Washington, WV, who owns and races a 1980 Chevy Monza.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
I was born into it. My father is a long time racer.
When and where was your first drag race?
Eldora Dragway, Fairmont, WV, 1992
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1980 Chevy Monza.
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
436 cid Small block Chevy
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Planetary gears, input shaft and transbrake.
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Well built and reliable parts!!
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Quality. Reliable. Reasonable.
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
1961 Ferrari 250 GT California.
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
I’m just proud to be a drag racer and have the support of my Dad and the rest of my family.
Why do you race?
Racing is the end result of building engines and the love of cars that I get to share together with my dad. Getting to drive the machine we built together and to feel the power and adrenaline rush is awesome.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Be consistent on the tree.