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’s spotlight is on Dave Sidle and his '78 Chevy Nova. No shortage of Nova lovers out there!
How did you get into drag racing?
I used to race at the local dirt tracks. After watching my friend get severely burned one night I decided drag racing was the better way to go.
When and where was your first race?
Avilla Dragway in Avilla, Indiana in 1989.
What model/year do you race now?
A 1978 Chevrolet Nova, but I'm working on a 1964 Nova wagon.
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
A 383 Chevrolet engine with AFR heads, Lunati cam, Edelbrock intake and an AED carburetor.