BTE Car of the Week: Wendell Kenney's 1979 El Camino

Car of the Week: Wendell Kenney's 1979 El Camino

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and drag racing fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today we're featuring Wendell Kenney from Midlothian, VA who owns and races a  1979 El Camino.

How did you get into drag racing?
A Friend

Where was your first drag race?
1967 Biloxi, MS. I won my first race and I still have trophy.

What model/year do you race now?
1979 El Camino

Does your car have a nickname?
Farm Truck

What's under the hood?
377ci

Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Converter and TH350

Why do you use BTE?
Heard good things before buying and am really satisfied with the service and products.

Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
I would like to give you an update on the converter you freshen up/loosen up for me. I picked almost 3mph in the eight. The only other change I made was putting my 28x10.5 Hossier slicks on 8" rims from 10". Converter is working great. Thank you.

A drag racer you look up to?
Bill Grumpy Jenkins

If money were no object, what would you drive?
‘67 Camaro

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
Don't really have one.

 

 

 

Posted by Amber Ambrose at 10:27 PM