Welcome to our new series, Car of the Week, where we feature BTE customers and the cars (and trucks) they love to drive and race. Today’s spotlight is on Russell Snyder of Cordova, TN and his 23T Altered dragster.
How did you get into drag racing?
My grandfather who has been racing for over 50 years
When/where was your first race?
Early 2000s at Byhalia Raceway in Byhalia, MS
What model and year do you race now?
23T Altered dragster
What is your car's nickname?
No official name, I just refer to it as "she" or "her." My wife, however, refers to her as "The Other Woman."
What's under the hood?
Fuel-injected 582-cubic-inch big block Chevrolet
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
BTE torque converter and one piece case
Why do you use BTE?
Customer service from fellow racers Bubba Stanton* and Bryan Robinson, plus a short distance from the house for when I need a part yesterday to make that weekend's race.
Someone you look up to in racing?
My grandfather Jack Thompson
If money were no object, what would you drive?
Either an AA Fuel Altered or a Pro Stock - something you have to drive to the finish line.
What is your pre-race ritual?
Don't have one
*Bubba Stanton is no longer with BTE Racing. We wish him the very best in his new endeavor.