Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Car of the Week: Joey Painter's 1969 Chevy Camaro

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today, it’s all about Joey Painter from Boaz, AL and his 1969 Chevy Camaro. 

How did you get into drag racing?
I have lots of friends that race, so they got me started. I have been a drag racing fan my entire life. My dad, Troy, raced when I was a child. I guess it’s always been something I’ve been very interested in.

When and where was your first race?
First race I carried my car to was Alabama International Dragway.

What model/year do you race now?
1969 Camaro

What's under the hood?
496 Big Block Chevrolet

Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
I use a BTE Powerglide for 3 seasons now. 

Why do you use BTE?
I like BTE products because I have never had any problems with them. 

Someone you look up to in racing?
I am going to Scotty Richardson’s driving school, and if I can learn to drive like him everybody better look out.

If money were no object, what would you drive?
If I could afford it, I would travel the country doing nothing but racing and meeting new people. Maybe one day I will drive a pro mod car, but I also like bracket racing, 6.0 and 5.70.

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