Welcome to our Car of the Week series, where we feature BTE customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to drive and race. Today, the spotlight is on Anthony Zangari's 1995 Camaro Z28 out of Syracuse, NY.
How did you get into drag racing?
I got into drag racing after having a genuine interest in fast cars and wanted to do it in a legal and safe manner at a local track.
When and where was your first race?
My first race was at a local track about 15 minutes from my home (ESTA Dragstrip) in 2001, street money class.
What model/year do you race now?
1995 Camaro Z28
Does your car have a nickname?
The Black Rabbit
What's under the hood?
434ci SBC built by Scott Shaffiroff Racing.
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I use a BTE Powerglide transmission with pro brake.
Why do you use BTE?
I chose BTE for my trans after several local veteran racers recommended BTE products.
Someone you look up to in racing?
My friend Steve who built the car. Not only is he an excellent racer, he also always makes time to help with any issues at the track my car may be having.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
I enjoy the class I’m in for now (footbrake). If I desire to move up I will. It’s all about having fun, and right now I am doing just that.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
Playing some old school Metallica on the way to the track always seems to hype me up.