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. Today we're featuring Ricky Gay from Joelton, Tennessee, who owns and races a 1975 Chevy El Camino.
How did you get into drag racing?
I’ve loved it my whole life… way before I was even old enough to drive! It's a family hobby for me, my dad and Uncle Eddie.
Where was your first race?
I hit the track for my first race at Music City Raceway.
What model/year do you race now?
1975 Chevy El Camino
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
SBC 406 with 2-speed Powerglide
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
BTE 2 speed powerglide with 1.98 straight cut planetary
Why do you use BTE?
They have a good reputation for top notch customer service. I was referred by a lot of local drivers.
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
Great products at affordable prices to keep your car race-ready.
Someone you look up to in racing?
My Uncle Eddie
If money were no object, what would you drive?
1955 Chevy Belair
Advice for beginners?
Just drive your race, don't worry about the other car. Repetition is key to success.