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 Wood from Baton Rouge, LA, who owns and races a 1959 Thames Panel Wagon.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
Enjoyed going fast.
When and where was your first drag race?
1969 at the State Capital Dragway
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1959 Thames Panel Wagon
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
540 CID Chevy
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Powerglide torque converter & transmission
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Quality transmission products for consistent reaction times & ET.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Quality, reliable products.
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
Pro Stock Camaro
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
Final round division 4 race at No Problem Raceway (I believe 2012)
Why do you race?
Enjoy the camaraderie & the competition.
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Between round maintenance.