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 Robert Prough from Greencastle, Missouri, who owns and races a 2004 Mazda RX8.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
My older brother.
When was your first drag race?
When I was 16 years old.
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
2004 Mazda RX8
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
SBC 409 all forged internals
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
BTE Heavy Duty Flex plate, 168 Tooth, Internally Balanced
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Best flex plate I have ever found.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Friendly and knowledgeable.
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
I looked up to my brother.
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
1969 Z28 BBC Camaro
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Out running my youngest son's big tire Camaro.
Why do you race?
Makes an old man feel good.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Yearly upgrades and keeping up with modern technology.