|This picture of Wild Willey Borsch is typical of him
driving his fuel altered just about anywhere he went. These cars never
went down the track straight and for good reason, they had such a short
wheelbase with a huge amount of horsepower.
The car was called "The Winged Express" and would have to be my
favorite AA/FA of all time. Willey also drove it with one hand because
he said it was easier for him that way. With one hand on the wheel and the other
holding the side of the T-bucket, he said that gave him more control when it got out of
shape....which was pretty much every run.
Fuel Altereds were a crowd favorite because they were all over the
track, which is why they were banned from California back in the 80's.
The reason...they were to dangerous and for insurance reasons as well.
I loved watching these cars run when they came out to Irwindale Raceway
and Orange County International Raceway (OCIR) back in the 70's and