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 Rob Kruger from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, who owns and races a 2007 Police Interceptor.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
My brother, friends, and Eric. Racing is just in my blood and it helps keep kids out of trouble.
When and where was your first drag race?
I'd say it's hard to remember but with my Hurst and my brother.
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
2007 Police Interceptor. It has 4.6 2v custom ground cams by Howard's cams and comp products converted over to quick fuel carb e85, nitrous victor jr. The great men and women at O'Reilly's have helped me out a lot.
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
4.6 2v converted to quick fuel carb e85
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
I would love a non electric trans it’s on my wish list
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Positive men and women. Both classy and understandable and I've learned a lot from reading your posts.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Generous, very understanding, treats you like family.
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
My brother taught me alot. My memory isn’t great but I do remember just smiling when he pulled up to the staging lane.
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
I honestly would keep this car. It has positive messages all over it to help charities and I also hope to pass it down to my son or daughter one day.
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Showing my children and other kids that I can still race.
Why do you race?
Mostly race for Charities now and the smiles and waves I get on and off the track.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Overcoming a couple of physical health issues and issues with wiring and tuning.