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?
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?
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?