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 Tyler Stine from Springfield, IL and his 1974 Buick Apollo.
How did you get into drag racing?
My dad started racing in 1994 and when I turned eight, I started junior dragster racing. I won the track championship in my 3rd year.
When and where was your first race?
Mason County Raceway (now known as Central Illinois Dragway) in Havana, Il in a junior dragster. I still race there every weekend.
What model/year do you race now?
1974 Buick Apollo
What's under the hood?
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
8.5 inch 5800 stall convertor
Why do you use BTE?
The convertor provides an easy launch and a smooth pull up of the tires.
Someone you look up to in racing?
My good buddy Chad Easley and my dad, who gave up his racing so I could do it.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
Top Fuel Dragster
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
I listen to PJ North’s "Be .00 Take .00," smack my helmet, rock around in the seat to get my mind set.
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