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 Mike Tali from Zephyrhills, Florida, who owns and races a 2001 Chevy S10.
How did you get into drag racing?
I grew up in the Detroit-area in the 60s and 70s. It was a must to be into drag racing and muscle cars.
Where was your first race?
I first raced at Lakeland Dragstrip in Lakeland, Florida.
What model/year do you race now?
2001 Chevy S10
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
4.3 V6 with 500 Edelbrock carb and manifold-comp, camshaft-comp, roller rockers, headers, MSD, and Richmond 4.10 locker.
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
Why do you use BTE?
All my footbrake friends love BTE.
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
My 60 ft improved from 1.95-2.00 to 1.87-92.
Someone you look up to in racing?
Della Woods (hometown girl), lots more but too many to list.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
Hard to say but I used to have a ‘66 Chevelle and that was nice.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?