Video: Johnny Angal Flogs His Modified Ford Raptor!

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Like most racers, Johnny Angal’s addiction to going really fast is a lifetime labor of love. After getting his feet wet (dusty?) in the Arizona desert as a young man beating up on dirt bikes, 3-wheelers, ATV’s and more, he moved on to building and racing UTV’s like the Polaris RZR. After racing (and winning) the Baja 1000, he’s ready to get into a real big boy toy.


In addition to racing his Polaris RZR in the Pro Forced Induction UTV class at Baja this year, he’s also bringing along this beast for the Score International Baja 1000 – a Prerunner Ford Raptor built by Potts Racing. Powered by a Douglas Racing Engine, and sporting a Fiberwerx body, it’s pretty clear that this ain’t your average Raptor.


Of course, before you can go racing, you have to test it out and see how she runs – and Angal did just that. Thankfully, he posted a video of his shenanigans on Instagram for the world to enjoy. It’s hard to say what is more satisfying – the glorious sounds coming from the open pipes, or watching this thing jump and slide around corners like a gymnast on a balance beam.  All I know is, it’s worth a watch – or three…

I am so excited to get back to #Baja #Mexico and go prerunning with this beast of a #FordRaptor #Prerunner built by #PottsRacing for this years Score International Baja 1000 #offroad #desert #race – I will be racing the #Polaris #RZR #Turbo in the Pro Forced Induction UTV class, car No. 2921! . . . . . . . #Ford #Raptor #SVTRaptor #SVT #FordSVT #Jump #Airtime #DesertRacing #RaceCar #BecauseRaceCar #FordSVTRaptor #badass #awesome #longtravel . . . . @Ford @PolarisRZR @Fox @MethodRaceWheels

A video posted by Johnny Angal (@johnnyangal) on Nov 12, 2016 at 12:51pm PST

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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