Car of the Week: Nicholas Giovingo's 1982 Malibu Wagon

Car of the Week: Nicholas Giovingo's 1982 Malibu Wagon

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, it’s all about Nicholas Giovingo from Gretna, Louisiana and his ’82 Malibu Wagon.  

How did you get into drag racing? 

After watching my step father drag race. 

When and where was your first race? 

No Problem Raceway in 1999 

What model/year do you race now? 

1982 Malibu wagon 

Does your car have a nickname? 

“Da Family Guy” 

What's under the hood? 

Small block Chevy  

Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle? 

Everything you offer for TH350, including a trans cooler.  

Why do you use BTE? 

Great customer service and great products  

Someone you look up to in racing? 

Kye Kelley and Bobby Ducote 

If money were no object, what would you drive? 

My car, but I would make it a pro mod.  

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)? 

Wash and wax the car and check everything, including all fluids, then load it on the trailer and roll out.

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