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 Michael Rickman of Selmer, TN and his 1994 Chevy S-10.
How did you get into drag racing?
It happened when I was a teenager, through some of my friends and their dad. My drive to get better at racing took off from there.
When and where was your first race?
Jackson Dragway back in the late 90s
What model/year do you race now?
1994 Chevy S-10
Does your car have a nickname?
“Ole girl” maybe. That's what I call her before each round.
What's under the hood?
A new 383 roller motor
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
The 2-speed BTE powerglide loaded up with all the good stuff, also a BTE 8" torque converter.
Why do you use BTE?
Because I believe in the durability and consistency of their products, plus it shows at the track.
Someone you look up to in racing?
Carl Edwards is the guy I look up to. He is a awesome race car driver.
If money were no object, what would you drive?
I would love to learn how to drive a pro stock.