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Ron Hope - 'Rat Trap'

Saturday, 20 April 2013
Name: Ron Hope - 'Rat Trap'
Hometown: Franklin, TN, raised in Whittier, CA
Car: Rat Trap Fuel Altered
Engine: 417 Donovan
Car Owner: Ron Hope
Class: Nostalgia Fuel Altered
CrewChief: Brian Hope
Crew: Paul Marshall, Dianne Hope, Rebecca Hope
Major Sponsors: Hedman Hedders, Hot Heads, Nitro Plate, Missile Engineering, Valvoline, US Automotive
Website Address: www.rattrapracing.com
Career Stats: 2 wins, 3 runner-ups in Nitro Jam
Why do you love racing? It is a wonderful sport with all the lessons of life - hard work, failures and success
Hobbies: All motor sports
First Race Car: 1932 Ford Roadster
Personal Status: Wife Dianne (41 years of marriage), 6 children and 14 grandchildren
Personal Car: Corvette
Favorite Music: 60s popular music, country music
Favorite Movie: Christmas Vacation, Patton, To Kill a Mockingbird, Tombstone
Favorite Food: Italian, Mexican
Interesting facts about yourself: Previous Bonneville record holder; Member of the El Mirage 200 MPH Club; Current Bonneville/Land Speed participant in addition to drag racing; My 16-year-old granddaughter Victoria Hope became the youngest person ever to gain her A license at Bonneville running 205 mph; We have participated twice at Goodwood Festival of Speed with the Fuel Altered; Currently preparing for appearance at Leadfoot Festival in New Zealand prior to scheduled events in US and Canada; Currently field three cars at Bonneville in addition to owning and operating a company servicing the auction industry in 22 locations and 19 states

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