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Foutz Motorsports 2017 Ford F150 Raptor Race Truck Headed to NAIAS

The production-spec 2017 Ford F150 Raptor campaigned by Greg Foutz Motorsports has finished the 2016 offroad racing season with flying colors and after being closely examined by the Ford Performance team in Detroit, this hard-run Raptor will be displayed at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in the Motor City.

The Modifications for Racing
While the Greg Foutz Motorsports Ford F150 Raptor competed in stock-based classes, there is a list of modifications required of a “stock” vehicle to compete in these types of events. A custom roll cage, racing front seats with racing harnesses, extra exterior lights, a racing fuel cell, an off-road GPS system and a race-ready instrument cluster with a datalogging system is required to compete and when you add all of those things, you also add weight, so the suspension setup of the Foutz Motorsports Raptor has been adjusted to accommodate that extra weight. There are also slightly taller springs for improved ground clearance, but other than the suspension bits – the mechanical components of this Raptor are production-spec…and those production components stood up to almost 2,500 miles of off-road racing over the course of 100+ hours.

Next Step for the Race Raptor
Now that the 2017 Ford F150 Raptor has completed the 2016 racing season, it will be shipping to the Ford Performance headquarters in Detroit for a full examination and once that has been completed – the truck will be moved over to Cobo Hall as part of a display for the 2017 North American International Auto Show.

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