2017 Baja Raptor Hits Detroit Auto Show

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After Grueling Racing Season, Foutz Motorsports’ Baja Raptor Heads to Motor City. And It’s Everything You Imagined…and More

We’ve already told you everything there is to know about Foutz Motorports’ Baja Raptor. But now the nearly stock race truck is enjoying the off season by hitting the most anticipated car event of the year — the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

To say that the Foutz Baja Raptor deserves its time in the spotlight is a bit of an understatement. The truck is completely stock, save for safety upgrades necessary to meet SCORE regulations. Despite that lack of upgrades, the Raptor racked up 2,481 miles and 100 hours of grueling off road racing this season with no issues.

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That includes a finish at the famous Baja 1000. The 854.8 mile loop must be completed in less than 36 hours, and quite a few trucks simply don’t. Not only did the Foutz Baja Raptor finish the race, but driver Greg Foutz placed third in the stock class. Best of all, he then drove the truck 400 miles home to Arizona afterwards. How many full on race trucks do that?

And now Foutz and his Baja Raptor get to enjoy a little R&R time under the bright lights. It’s a much deserved bit of recognition for a pretty amazing feat. Ford and Foutz went out and proved to everyone that the 2017 Raptor isn’t just a great truck. It’s the most capable off road production truck on the market, bar none.

Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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