Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today, we're featuring Scott Wallace and his 1978 Chevy Malibu.
How did you get into drag racing?
I got into racing when I was 5 years old. My dad, uncle, and brother took me to the races. After that, I was hooked.
When and where was your first race?
My first time to race was in my Nova at the age of 14. My brother-in-law would get the car to the track so I could race it.
What model/year do you race now?
I currently race a 1978 Malibu.
Does your car have a nickname?
My car doesn't really have a nickname. We just call it “The Malibu.”
What's under the hood?
Under the hood I have a small block 421 with Brodix heads and an APD carburetor.
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I use a BTE torque converter & high volume pump, in addition to a BTE transbrake.
Why do you use BTE?
I use BTE components because I need parts that are reliable. Also, the staff is always very professional and helpful.
Someone you look up to in racing?
I always looked up to my dad in racing. He may not have been the best driver, but he always had a good time racing with his family and friends.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
Even if money were no object I would still drive my Malibu. This car is part of my family.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
My pre-race ritual is getting to the track early to get the car ready and then hanging out with friends.