Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Car of the Week: Kole Pritchett's "Ugly Duckling" 1980 Chevy Monza

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 Kole Pritchett of Knoxville, TN and his 1980 Chevy Monza.

How did you get into drag racing?
I grew up around it with my dad and uncles.

When and where was your first race?
At the I-40 Dragway in a Jr dragster when I was nine years old.

What model/year do you race now?
1980 Chevy Monza

Does your car have a nickname?
The Ugly Duckling

What's under the hood?
A 404-cid small block Chevy prepped by Midsouth Racing topped by a Rupert carb

Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
An 8" BTE converter and all transmission components

Why do you use BTE?
Great products and excellent customer service. Bill, Brandon, and Neal has always treated us like family.

Someone you look up to in racing?
I can't name just one. I'd have to say my dad, my uncle Larry, Luke Bogacki, and Scotty Richardson.

If money were no object, what would you drive?
Either a top sportsman car or a nitrous pro mod

What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
Take a deep breath and clear my mind.

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