Ford Performance is entering a Bronco Raptor and F-150 Raptor in the SCORE Baja 1000. Both vehicles will be stock-based with only the necessary required safety upgrades and class regulations. The vehicles will race in separate stock classes. The Bronco in stock Mid-Size and the F-150 in Stock Full. The vehicles will follow the 1200-mile sportsman route starting in La Paz and finishing in Ensenada.
“The Baja 1000 is one of the most difficult off-road endurance races on the planet, making it as much a competition as it is a development and learning proving ground for us,” said Mark Rushbrook, Ford Performance, global director of Motorsports. “Racing Bronco Raptor and F-150 Raptor R in the Baja 1000 will help Ford continue to learn from and improve both vehicles under the most extreme conditions.”
The F-150 Raptor R has new Fox Dual Live Valve shocks that are modified with custom internal valving. The front and rear springs have been designed to specifically tackle the punishing Baja terrain. The Bronco Raptor also has modified FOX Live shocks tuned for the Baja terrain. The front and rear coil springs are bone stock. Both vehicles are modified with custom front and rear bumpers and have an added safety cage and fuel cell. LED lighting was also added fro ight running. Brad Lovell and Jason Hutter along with Bailey Campbell will pilot the Bronco. Loren Healy, Jason Scherer and John Williams will drive the F-150 Raptor.