BTE Drag Racing Car of the Week: 1978 Chevy Malibu

Car of the Week: Scott Wallace's 1978 Chevy Malibu

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Scott Wallace from Grand Prairie, Texas, who owns and races a 1978 Chevy Malibu. 

How did you get into drag racing?
My dad, uncles, brothers and brother-in-law all race and got me into it.

Where was your first drag race?
At the now-closed Texas Raceway in Kennedale.  

What model/year do you race now?
1978 Chevy Malibu

Does your car have a nickname?
Big Red

What's under the hood?
421

Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
My Scotty’s transmission uses a BTE transbrake, planetary gear set and torque converter.

Why do you use BTE?
Customer service and quality parts.

Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
My car has been super consistent since the converter change.

A drag racer you look up to?
My dad. Win or lose, he always had fun at the track.

If money were no object, what would you drive?
I would keep racing my Malibu but I would also have a couple dragsters and roadsters.

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
We have to be at the track early and get things ready. Clean the car. Spend some time with my friends.

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 4:49 PM