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. Let us introduce you to Richard Goins of Tennessee and his 2006 DFS Undercover Dragster.
How did you get into drag racing?
I raced motorcycles in the 90s. A Good friend of mine, Jeff Campbell, called me in August of 2004 and asked me to drive a door car he had just bought. Fast forward to 2017 and here I am, a complete addict.
When and where was your first race?
Knoxville Dragway in August 2004
What model/year do you race now?
2006 DFS Undercover 245''
Does your car have a nickname?
My kids called it "Beast" when we first got it and the name stuck.
Whats under the hood?
That's just wrong!! I have no hood!! 632 ci
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
The transmission in this car was bought at the track from Bryan. We have 1.80 planets in the spare and also the other 2 dragsters.
Why do you use BTE?
Track support, Bryan has been great to deal with.
Someone you look up to in racing?
There are a bunch of killer drivers in our sport. I honestly look up to my engine builder, John Lafond at B&B Performance Race Engines. I have learned so much from this guy.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
I would do my best to get Undercover back up and producing cars again, then I would buy a new one.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
I try to get lost in some heavy metal music, getting life out of my head so I can focus on the race. Honestly, post race is my favorite, win or lose. I have met the best people while drag racing and wouldn't trade the memories for anything in the world.