Car of the Week: David Clapp's '65 Chevy II Nova

Car of the Week: David Clapp's '65 Chevy II Nova

The novas are back! 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 we find out about seasoned racer, David Clapp's '65 Chevy II Nova.


How did you get into drag racing?

My older brother was a mechanic and drag racer.


When and where was your first race?

Sometime around 1977, but don’t remember where.


What model/year do you race now?

1965 Chevy II Nova


What's under the hood?

421 Small Block Chevy with 14 degree heads, and a Terminator fuel injection on a Hogan’s sheetmetal tunnel ram.


Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?

All transmission internal parts, including 1.80 gear set.


Why do you use BTE?

Great customer service and prices. Next day delivery.


Someone you look up to in racing?

Big Daddy Don Garlets


If money were no object, what would you drive?

Same car that I have now.


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

Go over the car to check safety equipment, fluid levels, and prepare for track conditions.

Posted by Brandon Barrentine at 2:20 PM