Car of the Week: Wes & Jackie Litrell's Fleet of Homemade Woody Trucks

Car of the Week: Wes & Jackie Litrell's Fleet of Homemade Woody Trucks

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. Welcome father and daughter duo, Wes and Jackie Littrell, who race a trio of handmade Woody trucks in Leasburg, MO.

How did you get into drag racing?

Had friends that raced and went with them to the track and was hooked. 

When and where was your first race?

April of 1996 at Mid America Raceway in Wentzville, MO

What model/year do you race now?

I have three racetrucks that me and my daughter drive: A 2008 homemade woody truck, 2010 homemade woody truck and a 2015 twin engine homemade woody truck. 

What's under the hood?

588 ci BBF in the 2010, two 429 BBF's in the 2015 and a 557ci in the 2008

Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?

20+ years old BTE converter and 1.80 straight cut planetaries

Why do you use BTE?

Reliability 

Someone you look up to in racing?

All of the real innovators that thought out-of-the-box. 

If money were no object, what would you drive?

What I have now. 

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?

Pray nothing breaks so me and my daughter can race again as soon as possible. 

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