BTE Car of the Week: Tony Tafelski's 1978 Oldsmobile Omega

Car of the Week: Tony Tafelski's 1978 Oldsmobile Omega

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 Tony Tafelski from Toledo, Ohio, who owns and races a 1978 Oldsmobile Omega.

How did you get interested in drag racing?
Grew up drag racing. 

When and where was your first drag race?
25 years ago at Sand Drags Milan Dragway.

What model/year do you race now? Any special features?
1978 Oldsmobile Omega

Does your car have a nickname?
Melwood 

What's under the hood?
Big block Chevy 

Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
BTE sponsors my 1938 Fiat, and we buy rebuild kits from BTE.

Why do you use BTE? How has BTE helped you improve your racing?
Helps me save money which equals more track time.

Describe BTE Racing in 3 words.
Most helpful business.

Who is a drag racer you look up to?
Randy Sharere

If money were no object, what would your dream car be?
1969 Cutlass w30

What is your proudest drag racing moment?
5K Winner Ubly Dragway, Oct. 2019.

Why do you race?
I’m addicted! I love it. 

What is your biggest challenge as a driver?
MONEY.

 

 

 

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 1:46 PM