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 Ryan Markham from West Frankfort, Illinois, who owns and races a 1989 Ford Mustang coupe.
How did you get into drag racing?
My brother Ian told me about a dragstrip down the road from where we lived. I was 17 years old and bought my very first vehicle with the money I saved up. Me and a few friends went out there one weekend and I got hooked. So here I am with a full-blown race car!
Where was your first drag race?
I-57 Dragstrip in Benton, Illinois
What model/year do you race now?
1989 Ford Mustang coupe
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
Which BTE Racing products do you use in your vehicle?
Torque converter Ford c4
Why do you use BTE?
Great people and quality parts.
Do you have any stories about how BTE helped you improve your racing?
Car was very inconsistent with old converter. But once I got my BTE converter it was the total opposite.
A drag racer you look up to?
If money were no object, what would you drive?
'67-'68 fastback Ford Mustang
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?