Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature BTE customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to drive and race. Today, it’s all about Dan Gefre in Coon Rapids, MN and his 1983 Malibu Wagon.
How did you get into racing?
Growing up, my grandpa was always building something fast or cool.
When and where was your first race?
I was 18 when I made my first pass in 2005. Brainerd International Raceway’s Wednesday Night Street Drags.
What model/year do you race now?
I bought my current car in 2006. It was stock. It is a 1983 Malibu wagon.
Does your car have a nickname?
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I bought a BTE 1.69 glide last summer.
What's under the hood?
I’ve had a ton of combos over the years but now it has a 409SBC with a billet wheeled 76mm turbo. I haven't run it much but so far at 15lbs of boost I've gone 8.81 @155. I can't run a boost controller in my class, and my car tends to wheelie. That's why I wanted the 1.69 first gear.
Why do you use BTE?
I'm really happy with the quality.