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The Ford Raptor is chasing the Baja 1000


Written by Timothy Neal

FordThe next-generation Ranger Raptor is scheduled to compete in the grueling Baja 1000 November 15-20.

Ford Performance has partnered with AustraliaKelly Racing and American-based Lovell Racing will build a Baja-ready Ranger Raptor headed to Mexicoin Peninsular California to compete in one of the toughest endurance races in the world.

The vehicle was built and tested in Australia before being shipped to the US for final development and testing before embarking on the demanding endurance race.

By participating in this event, webuilding on hundreds of thousands of miles of development testing and pushing the Ranger Raptor to new extremes,” said Brian Novak, Ford Performance Off-Road Motorsports Supervisor.

In November, the next-generation Ford Raptor Ranger will compete in one of the most grueling endurance races on the planet: the Baja 1000.

The Baja 1000 is a demanding event and a well-known proving ground for off-roaders, and we are excited to compete in this extreme event with the Ranger Raptor.”

The Baja 1000 is considered one of the world’s most prestigious desert endurance races, and the event brings together the best racers from around the world to tackle the treacherous terrain that represents the ultimate test for off-road brands.

Ford has a rich history in the Baja 1000, with the F-150 Raptor and Ford Bronco successfully competing in the long-running event, while the 2017 production F-150 took the podium before making the 400-mile journey home, while in 1969 The affectionately named Ford Bronco Big Olliemanaged to take home a historic and rarely achieved victory.

Ford Performance has partnered with AustraliaKelly Racing and American company Lovell Racing will build a Baja-ready Ranger Raptor

The Ranger Raptor will also run on Shell’s low-carbon biofuel, made from a blend of ethanol and biodiesel.

Demonstrating low-carbon fuels in performance settings like the Baja 1000 can help accelerate the spread of biofuels and other clean energy technologies and make them more accessible and affordable for everyone,” said Cynthia Williams, Ford.• Global Director of Sustainability, Compliance and Compliance.

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