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 Peters from Vandalia, OH, who owns and races a 1984 Chevy S10.
How did you get into drag racing?
My dad got me hooked as a little kid.
Where was your first drag race?
First time racing was at Speedworld Motorplex in Phoenix, AZ.
What model/year do you race now?
1984 Chevy S10
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
434 sbc running 6.30s.
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
I use a BTE input shaft, valve body, and 1.80 straight cut planetary.
Why do you use BTE?
Their parts are reliable and durable.
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
Once we started using BTE planetaries, we never had to worry about failures anymore.
A drag racer you look up to?
I was always a fan of Bob Glidden.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
Going over the car, checking for anything that might need to be addressed before becoming a problem.