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 Nova SS.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
My former brother-in-law took me to the dragstrip in the 70s.
When and where was your first drag race?
Streets of Lakeland
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1967 Chevy Nova SS, tube chassis car.
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
441ci aluminum SBC with a BTE top sportsman powerglide.
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Transmission and torque converter.
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Dependability and consistent operation.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Best Technology Engineered.
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
Warren Johnson... Pontiac proud days
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
The car I own, but faster.
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
My first bracket season win of the last event of the season against the season champion.
Why do you race?
To prove to others they can be beat.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Faster for cheaper