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 Scott Mills from Jackson, TN, who owns and races a 235” Worthy Dragster.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
My dad and his best friend both raced and so I was raised around it.
When and where was your first drag race?
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
I own a 235” Worthy Dragster. It was custom ordered and built for Mr.Toby Baptiste who owns Renegade Racing Fuel, which is why it sports the colors it has. I was able to purchase the car a year ago.
Does your car have a nickname?
“Pooka” It’s named after my 8-year-old granddaughter that we lost in a car wreck last June.
What's under the hood?
A Tom McAlphin 468 BBC
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
I only run BTE converters.
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Never had a problem with any product and their customer support is hands down the best there is.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Quality, affordable, dependable
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
Danny Thomas. He’s been like a 2nd dad to me and has taught me more about racing than anyone. I really value his opinion in racing and life.
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
The one I have now.
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
It’s actually not a racing moment, but moments with the kids at the races. When they want their picture taken with your car, wave at you from the water box, or ask if they can sit in your car. Maybe it’s part of losing my granddaughter, but the kids bring me more joy at the track.
Why do you race?
I love the power, the speed and feeling the accomplishment of all your hard work paying off when you make that perfect pass. It’s a love hate relationship sometimes.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
To always do my best, be safe and respect the other drivers