Welcome to our new series, Car of the Week, where we feature BTE customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to drive and race. Today’s spotlight is on Jake Heminover of Salem, Illinois and his '68 Chevy II Nova, a car that seems to be a popular choice for BTE fans.
How did you get into drag racing?
It started just by being around cars and wanting to go faster than the other guy.
When and where was your first race?
When I was 16, on a road called Beer Can Alley in my hometown.
What model/year do you race now?
A ’68 Chevy II Nova
Does your car have a nickname?
What’s under the hood?
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
BTE torque converter, input shaft and locking dipstick
Why do you use BTE?
Great products and great prices
Someone you look up to in racing?
Don the Snake
If money were no object, what would you drive?
A dark blue ’66 Nova SS