The Rat Trap Fuel Altered celebrates 40 years of excitement. Since its initial construction in late 1968 and initial debut in early 1969, no other Fuel Altered has been as highly publicized as the Rat Trap. Its unique construction and design were an innovation unmatched by the other Fuel Altereds of it’s time. Independent front suspension was first criticized and laughed at by its competitors, but later earned the respect of those who taunted it.
The bantam body and Dennis Watson chassis were complimented by the high horse power, nitro burning Chrysler built and tuned by Don Green. The list of drivers for this radical creation reads like a who’s who of drag racing at the time. Such names as Gary Gabclich, George Hutchison, Dan Collins, Frank Harris, Dan Guyger, along with numerous others all took turns at guiding this Fuel Altered down the quarter mile.
Mar 15-16 Meremere, NZ - Nolstalgia Nationals
Mar 26-30 New Zealand - Beach Hop
Apr 5-6 Meremere, NZ - Nostalgia Drags
Apr 11-12 Bradenton, FL - IHRA Nitro Jam
May 2-3 West Palm Beach, FL - IHRA Nitro Jam
The Rat Trap, as we know it today, is the latest version of the original built in 1968 at the shop of chassis builder Dennis Watson.
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