Car of the Week: Michael Hollis' 1970 Chevrolet Nova

Car of the Week: Michael Hollis' 1970 Chevrolet Nova

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today, we're featuring Michael Hollis of Keller, Texas and his 1970 Chevrolet Nova. 
 
How did you get into drag racing?
It’s in my blood. My dad started racing in the 70s, and started bringing me to the track when I was one month old. In 1994, when I was old enough to race, I got a junior dragster. I haven't looked back since.
 
When and where was your first race?
My first run in 1994 was at the Texas Raceway in Kennedale. I drove my junior dragster.
 
What model/year do you race now?
1970 Chevrolet Nova ran in the limited 275 class
 
Does your car have a nickname?
My car doesn't have a nickname, but they call me "student driver."
 
What's under the hood?
The engine is a 565 BBC with a single Nitrous Outlet plate system
 
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I run BTE planetaries in my powerglide.
 
Why do you use BTE?
Great products at great prices and customer service that is second to none.
 
Someone you look up to in racing?
Don Garlits, John Force and Stevie Fast
 
If money were no object, what would you drive?
It's always been my dream to race an NHRA Pro Stock or Pro Mod car. I would also love to race Radial vs the World Drag Radial class.
 
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
Before every pass I always make sure my son Landon gives me a high five before I get into the car, and I make sure to give my girlfriend a quick kiss. Right before the race I roll into the burnout box and my dad always opens the door and gives me a fist bump. It's really a family sport for us, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
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