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 Ron Flood from North Branch, MN, who owns and races a 1972 Chevelle.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
I always loved cars and I started racing as a kid.
When and where was your first drag race?
1988 at Rock Falls Raceway.
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
Does your car have a nickname?
The Klarkowski Chevelle
What's under the hood?
383 Small block.
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Transmission components and torque converter.
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Reliability and quality. Parts that work, round after round.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
One and only.
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Alcohol funny car
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Won the Garfield Street drags with the help of all my friends.
Why do you race?
The rush. G forces.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Getting everything ready and actually making it to the track.