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Mint Condition

A relatively stock Raptor finishes the Mint 400 in the Factory Stock class

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

It was either the motivation from hard rock pumping over the SiriusXM satellite radio or the new F-150 Raptor is a formidable performer. Let’s face it, the music probably helped a little, but this truck must be something special to even be one of the 19 teams—of 68 total—to finish this Mint 400 race held in the desert near Las Vegas, Nevada.

Last weekend, the 2017 F-150 Raptor tested its mettle in the grueling Best in the Desert Mint 400 off-road race and came away with a win in the Factory Stock class for full-size pickups.
Last weekend, the 2017 F-150 Raptor tested its mettle in the grueling Best in the Desert Mint 400 off-road race and came away with a win in the Factory Stock class for full-size pickups.

In fact, the Raptor was the only stock truck competing in the new Factory Stock class for full-sized trucks, so it became the first to finish as well. Its duo of drivers—Greg Foutz and Tim Casey—climbed out of the new truck impressed by its capabilities.

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