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 Rick Alford from Lakeland, FL, who owns and races a 1967 Chevy II Nova SS.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
Racing event in 1972
When and where was your first drag race?
Street racing in Lakeland, FL, back in 1975
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
Chevy II Nova SS/1967 tube chassis SBC with Pro Sportsman Powerglide.
Does your car have a nickname?
Ole Lady II
What's under the hood?
441ci aluminum SBC NA
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Pro Sportsman Glide and Torque Converter
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Dependability and reliability, less stress worrying about part failures
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Peace of Mind
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
JR Akins...grassroots racer still going at age 79. He runs an Outlaw 632 class with a SBF and a Liberty 5spd. Mid to low 4sec 1/8th mile.
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Pro Mod turbo powered
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Winning my first final round against a 2X division winner and highly recognized racer.
Why do you race?
To have fun in life before death. To enjoy friendships made and respect earned.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Track and weather conditions