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 Rich Reed from Saint Joe, Illinois, who owns and races a 1966 Chevelle Super Sport.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
Family and friends
When and where was your first drag race?
Charleston, Illinois...many years ago!
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1966 Chevelle Super Sport
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Converter & transmission internals
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Great product, excellent customer service, very stout products
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Strong, dependable, knowledgeable
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
All the grassroots racers who do this without the big-name sponsors, win or lose. The people who are really enjoying the sport.
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Being a member of Team Roxxie Racing. They send cards, letters, and words of encouragement to children all over the country who are facing uphill battles. I've had the privilege of meeting many of these little ones and my proudest moment is not the win, it's seeing the amazement in the eyes of those little ones who are fortunate enough to be at the track, or getting messages from them wishing me luck!
Why do you race?
According to my wife, it’s because I hate having a savings account lol!
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Planting the power off the brake on a heavy, small tire car