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 Ryan Otenberger from Orlando, FL, who owns and races a 1968 Chevy Nova.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
Born into it.
When and where was your first drag race?
National Trail Raceway, Ohio. I started going at 4 years old as a spectator, made my first pass at age 16 in 2002.
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
‘68 Nova, 275 et Street pro drag radial
Does your car have a nickname?
The Freedom Nova
What's under the hood?
BBC, single-stage nitrous plate.
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?BTE Top Sportsman Powerglide
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Finding time to do it!
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Great products and great customer support
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Reliable. Fast. Consistent.
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Nitrous Radial vs World Car
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
First time I went .9xx 60’ in a car
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
Why do you race?
It’s my life.