Ryan Flythe - Crew Member
Ryan is a part time crew member with BTnT Motorsports, who has been helping us in this off-season, preparing the car and truck & trailer for the 2017 season. Although only 18 years of age, Ryan, son of Jeff, has shown an ability as a fabricator and an attention to detail that belie his age. We look forward to having Ryan on board with us, not only at the shop, but also on the road at the race tracks, when he is able to get away to travel with us this upcoming season. Ryan has only recently begun drag racing, but has already won his first bracket race, the 2016 season ending event in Pueblo, CO.
Meet the BTnT Motorsports Crew
Tony Eben - Crew Chief and Tuner
Tony was the owner / operator of US Transmission & Torque Converter before retiring at the end pf 2013. He developed the Quick Drive torque converter drive unit, which has gained the reputation as drag racing's best unit of its type, with an impressive list of users in Pro Mod, as well as an increasing number of Top Alcohol racers, including, obviously this team. Tony came up in drag racing's bracket classes before switching to Pro Modified and eventually advancing to Top Alcohol Funny Car in 2009. He is married with three grown sons, and three grandchildren.
Jeff Flythe - Crew Member
Jeff is the owner / operator of Backyard Gearheads, a custom truck restoration business specializing in 1949 to 1954 Chevrolet pickups. He is the newest full time crew member at BTnT Motorsports, but no stranger to drag racing, as he drag races with his son in their family Camaro. He also has many years of experience in Top Alcohol Funny Car as a former crew member for Cy Chesterman. His experience has already paid great dividends to this team in the short time he has been here. He is married, and lives with his wife and two children.
Bill Bernard - Driver and Team Owner
Bill is the owner / operator of B&A Automotive Services, a full service automotive repair shop in Englewood, CO. He has been drag racing for as long as he can remember, having started out in basic bracket racing before moving on to faster brackets, NHRA's Top Sportsman, PSCA's Outlaw 10.5, and eventually making his way into the ultra competitive Top Alcohol Funny Car class in 2014. In addition to running B&A Automotive, a successful NAPA Auto Repair Center, and competing in TAFC, Bill enjoys what time is left over with his wife, April, daughter Lizzy, and granddaughter Maddie.
Tim Ortega - Crew Member & Marketing
Tim previously owned Diamond Appliance, a wholesale appliance sales and installation company. Tim has been drag racing at varying levels for 25 plus years, the last two as an integral part of BTnT Motorsports. He is also in the process of building a blown alcohol altered to compete in Bandimere Speedway's Fast 16 class, as well as NHRA's Top Dragster. He has proven indispensable to the team with a tremendous work ethic, and a burning desire to win. He also splits the transport truck & trailer driving chores with Bill.