Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Car of the Week: Bobby Hooker's 1968 Camaro

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 Bobby Hooker of Cave City, Arkansas and his 1968 Camaro

How did you get into drag racing?
I began going to Newport Optimist Dragway in Newport, Arkansas with my dad as a kid and watched him and his buddies race.

When and where was your first race?
My first race was around 1989 when I started racing the truck my dad towed his car with.

What model/year do you race now?
1968 Camaro

What's under the hood?
427 SBC

Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I’m currently using a BTE transbrake, input shaft, high gear hub, dual piston servo, and torque convertor that was bought new in 2003 and recently freshened up in the past year.

Why do you use BTE?
I use BTE because of price, quality, and availability.

Someone you look up to in racing?
I look up to my dad and Terry Bennett.

If money were no object, what would you drive?
I wouldn't be able to make up my mind if money were no object.

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
I look to see who is leaving first, then forget about other driver until I reach the finish line.

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