Car of the Week: Roberto Ruiz's 1955 Chevy Bel Air

Car of the Week: Roberto Ruiz's 1955 Chevy Bel Air

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, it’s all about Roberto Ruiz of Lynn, Massachusetts and his 1955 Chevy Bel Air.

How did you get into drag racing?

My dad use to drag race and, I liked it too.

When and where was your first race?

A street race, and the rest is history.

What model/year do you race now?

1955 Chevy Bel Air Pro Street

Does your car have a nickname?

"Killer"

What's under the hood?

Chevy 502 (Gen 6)

Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?

Flexplate

Someone you look up to in racing?

John Force

If money were no object, what would you drive?

I would drive my ’55 Chevy, but would install a new 632 cubic inch Chevy engine with fuel injection and a 6 speed paddle shifted transmission.

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?

Pray I win and stay safe.

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 2:48 PM