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 Nate Burger from Tuscon, AZ and his “Sizzling Nitrous” 1970 Chevy Nova.How did you get into drag racing?
I rode in a friend’s truck in high school — his dad had built a rowdy 468. After that I was hooked.
When and where was your first race?
Phoenix, Arizona in 2005, in a 1981 Chevy longbed. Had to start somewhere.
What model/year do you race now?
1970 Chevy Nova
Does your car have a nickname?
Sizzling Nitrous Nova, thanks to a buddy.
What's under the hood?
555 inch Big Block Chevy, Induction Solutions plate kit and a pretty violent tuneup!
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
1.80 straight cut planetary gears, overflow catch can, roller bearing support, and more soon
Why do you use BTE?
Brandon was great to work with, He was a straight shooter and told me what I was attempting to do would end in the stock 1.76 planets getting hurt. Thanks Brandon!
Someone you look up to in racing?
Ron Rhodes and all the guys who get down the track on a 275
If money were no object, what would you drive?
Same car as I have now, but done up in x275 trim.
What is your pre-race ritual (if you have one)?
Calm myself and go through the motions, pull the belts tight and HANG ON!