Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bogacki Continues Beech Bend Mastery with Strong Tenn-Tuck Performance

Bowling Green, KY: 
Luke Bogacki drove his ThisIsBracketRacing.com backed American Race Cars dragster to a pair of final round finishes in last weekend’s Tenn Tuck Triple Crown bracket series event at Beech Bend Raceway inBowling Green, KY.  The Tenn Tuck Triple Crown is recognized as one of the most competitive big dollar bracket racing series’ in North America, routinely hosting several of the best sportsman racers in the nation. In Friday night’s $5,000-to-win event, Bogacki took runner-up honors after falling to 5-time NHRA champion Jeg Coughlin, Jr. in the final round.  A day later, he scored a $5,000 victory when he bested Buddy Ferrell in the final stanza.
“My car was really good all weekend,” said Bogacki.  “We just got this motor back from Huntsville Engine and it was a thrash to get everything together in time for the race, but it all paid off.  The car was flawless.  I didn’t do anything special behind the wheel, I just had good timing.  I made a handful of real nice runs, and they just happened to come when I needed them.  When I made mistakes, my opponents made bigger ones.  I was just in the right place at the right time.  I haven’t had a great season, but hopefully this will be a nice shot in the arm as we move forward with the season ending swing of big bracket events.”
Bogacki credited several marketing partners for their role in his teams continued success.  In addition to his own online sportsman racing driving school, ThisIsBracketRacing.com, Bogacki thanked American Race Cars, Huntsville Engine & Performance, K&N Engineering, Mickey Thompson Tires, Bill Taylor Enterprises, and JEGS.  He also acknowledged the following manufacturers whose products the team depends on week in and week out: Lucas Oil Products, J&J Engine Diapers, ISC Racer’s Tape, APD Carbueretors and fuel systems, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, Milodon, B&M, Rockett Brand Racing Fuel, Auto Meter, Nitroplate, Hedman Hedders, Todd’s Extreme Paint, Nitrous Express, Moser Engineering, Sparco, Frankenstein Racing Heads, Ohlins Shocks, Dixie Racing Products, Sunset Racecraft, K&R Performance Engineering, Figspeed.com, Wiseco, PimpMyCrew.com, and DragRaceResults.com.
A less than stellar season by Bogacki’s lofty expectations would be considered solid by most: Saturday’s victory marked his 15th final round appearance of the season and his 7th victory.  Of his 15 final round appearances, 5 have come at Beech Bend Raceway as Bogacki continues a history of incredible results at the western Kentucky facility.  He won the Tenn-Tuck Triple Crown points championship in 2004 on the strength of a March weekend sweep of the $10,000 main events (a feat that has yet to be duplicated in the history of the series).  He has appeared in a whopping 12 Tenn-Tuck final rounds in the past seven years, winning 8 of those matchups.  In addition, he earned top honors at the Beech Bend NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional event, taking the Super Comp crown in each of the last two seasons.  Bogacki, now a resident of southern Illinois, has claimed at least one victory at Beech Bend Raceway each season since moving from Texasto Alabama in 2004.
“I don’t know why I’ve had so much success at Bowling Green,” said Bogacki. “Honestly, it probably has a lot to do with my attitude.  Beech Bend is my favorite race track.  I love the facility, and the Jones family really takes care of their customers.  So I’m usually having a good time when I’m there, and I always feel like I race better when I’m having fun.”

Friday, June 10, 2011

BTE's Aftermarket Powerglide Case Repair Service

BTE's Aftermarket Powerglide Case Repair Service

A broken output shaft or drive shaft can be devastating for the entire
driveline. Often the transmission housing or case will be damaged
severely. This is especially costly if you are using an aftermarket
case. ($800+!) But fear no longer, as BTE now has the ability to
repair most cases that have experienced this type of failure. Send us
your housing for inspection, and if it is salvageable, we can install
an insert into the rear of the case that will replace the damaged
section, resulting in a 100% functional transmission.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

High Volume / Flow Powerglide Filter Kit

High Volume / Flow Powerglide Filter Kit

BTE 248800 / BTE 248850

If you've improved your transmissions fluid capacity with one of our
deep pans, another easy to install upgrade is our Super Filter kit for
the powerglide transmission. In a racing transmission, we want to
feed the transmission all of the fluid it needs; if it ever starves
for fluid, then the transmission will not perform at its peak level or
even fail in an epic fashion. This kit is an easy way to open up even
more fluid flow potential. The kit, available in two versions, uses
a Torqueflite style filter that has a much larger surface area than
the standard powerglide fluid filter. This kit installs in just a few
minutes and requires no special transmission knowledge. The standard
kit includes a paper style filter, but we also have a screen style
filter for even higher flow. Like our deep pan kit, pair this with a
fresh filling of our BTE transmission fluid for best results.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BTE Transmission Pressure Gauge

BTE940700 BTE Transmission Pressure GaugeLink
Having information real time information about engine RPM, oil
pressure, or fuel pressure are very important. Equally important, but
often overlooked, is information on the pressure level of your
automatic transmission fluid. Each transmission has an optimal
pressure range for each gear, and BTE's Transmission Pressure Gauge is
a great way to have this information available at all times when in
the driver's seat. Low or dropping fluid pressure can indicate a
number problems within the transmission, so having this information
can prevent costly transmission failure. With a maximum pressure
rating of 300 PSI, it will work for most applications. We also have 2
line kits available with lengths of 6 and 12 feet in length. The
gauge is manufactured by the leading USA performance instrument
company, and is available in attractive silver. We will also have
this gauge available in black sometime in the second half of 2011.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

BTE's Transmission Re-building Service

BTE's Transmission Re-building Service

We manufacture and sell everything for you to build your own
transmissions; but we also have our own team of builders that can
repair and service your existing unit. We will bring it up to our own
race specifications, install new clutches, bands, bushings, and seals,
and we will test it on our transmission testing machine. Getting the
transmission to us is simple: just contact us to get the correct
shipping information for FedEx Freight, and you can send it to our
facility quickly and cheaply. Rebuilds for powerglide transmissions
start at $299.95.

Give us a call at 1-800-626-1828 to get more information on having your transmission rebuilt.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

BTE Locking Dipsticks

Locking Dipsticks

A key safety improvement in a racing powerglide is the addition of a
locking dipstick. A locking dipstick prevents fluid from venting or
blowing out of the filler tube and keeps it off the the track. These
rigid tubes mount closely to the transmission case to clear any
shields or tight transmission tunnels. The base of the filler tube
also includes a rubber boot for a snug and secure fit with the
transmission case. A locking dipstick is required at most racing
tracks. We have dipsticks available for standard setups or for
dragsters and altereds, and for stock and aftermarket transmission
cases. Pair this with our overflow tank kit for a very safe and race
ready transmission.

Find all of our BTE Dipsticks on the BTE website at www.bteracing.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

BTE 258210 Powerglide Deep Aluminum Pan with black coating

BTE 258210 Powerglide Deep Aluminum Pan with black coating

One of the most cost effective ways to improve your powerglide
transmission in several different areas is with the addition of a deep
pan. Our deep aluminum pan for the powerglide does several important
things to improve the transmission:

1. The added depth increases the fluid capacity. More fluid provides
more stable temperatures. The increased surface area also allows for
more effective cooling, as well as do the fins that run the length of
the pan, adding more area for heat to dissipate.

2. A cast aluminum pan is much more rigid than a fabricated aluminum
pan or stamped steel pan. This rigidity will decrease flex in the
transmission case in many areas, increasing the overall strength of
the transmission greatly.

3. The black coating dissipates heat more effectively, and keeps the
pan much cleaner as it resists staining and grime from penetrating the
cast aluminum.

This kit includes everything you need to make the very easy conversion
to our deep pan setup: all new pan bolts, a new gasket, and a filter

Even if you don't build your own transmissions, this is something that
any racer can easily install within a few minutes. Refill the
transmission with BTE's transmission fluid for an even better
performing transmission after the install.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2011 BTE / Memphis Performance catalog is finished!

The 2011 BTE / Memphis Performance catalog is finished.  Check your mailbox in the next days for your copy.  The new catalog includes new powerglide parts, new torque converters, and many other new performance products.  If you are not on our mailing list, but would like to receive a copy, call us at 1-800-626-1828 to get your own copy!