Car of the Week: Rainaldo Viruet's 1988 Firebird Trans Am

Car of the Week: Rainaldo Viruet's 1988 Firebird Trans Am

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our loyal customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Rainaldo Viruet from Pennsylvania, who owns and races a 1988 Firebird Trans Am.

How did you get interested in drag racing?
My family was a drag racing family

When and where was your first drag race?
Puerto Rico 

What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1988 Firebird Trans Am

Does your car have a nickname?
The Hulk

What's under the hood?
A 350 small block Turbo nitrous

Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Torque converter

Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
It's a great product

Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Best technology equipment

Who is a drag racer you look up to?
John Force

If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
A 68 Chevelle SS

What is your proudest drag racing moment?
When I ran against my neighbor

Why do you race?
Try to break a record

What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Break a record. I'm going to try to break the record on a small block 350 Turbo nitrous, let’s see if the Hulk will give us a surprise!

 

 

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 2:37 PM