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 Tiaan van der Merwe from South Africa, who owns and races a Chevy S10.
How did you get interested in drag racing?
I have been a Petrol Head ever since I was a boy. It first started with street drags and from there the passion just got bigger.
When and where was your first drag race?
In 1993 on a small track just outside my hometown
What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
Chevy S10 Drag Truck imported from the USA, 632 cu all Aluminum Steve Schmidt Racing Engine cw BTE Turbo 400 2 speed Transmission
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
BBC 632 all Aluminum Steve Schmidt Racing Engine
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
BTE transmission and converter
Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
From the first transmission that I bought from BTE, I’ve only received awesome service and an excellent product.
Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
The Way to Go!!!
Who is a drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
What is your proudest drag racing moment?
When I became number 1 in my class in South Africa
Why do you race?
For the passion and adrenalin
What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
Not thinking about drag racing (LOL)