BTE Racing Car of the Week: 1986 Mustang GT

Car of the Week: Matt McCoy's 1986 Mustang GT

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 Matt McCoy from Kettering, Ohio, who owns and races a 1986 Mustang GT.

How did you get into drag racing?
Mom and dad had fast cars all my life.

Where was your first drag race?
In Xenia, Ohio at Kilkare Dragway, but may have done a bit of street racing before that.

What model/year do you race now?
1986 Mustang GT

Does your car have a nickname?
EVIL86

What's under the hood?
Iron Eagle Big bore 347 afr 205’s with a s480 turbo.

Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
I run a BTE Top Sportsman powerglide.

Why do you use BTE?
I called around to all the top brands and a couple said they’d get back to me, but BTE spoke directly to me that day and got me exactly what I needed.

Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
Just wish I switched from a C4 to your glide way sooner—I went thru 9 rebuilds of the C4 in just 5 years.

A drag racer you look up to?
John force of course and now some of these no prep street racers have my attention.

If money were no object, what would you drive?
Ford GT, newest model.

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
I do a good walk around the car, look under the hood one last time.

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 5:05 PM