Ford Ranger Race Truck Burnout: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday

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Apparently burning rubber isn’t this Ranger’s only skill. Doing a lightning-quick half-mile drag strip run is, too.

This week’s “Tire Smokin’ Tuesday” video features a wicked first-generation Ford Ranger race truck. And as you’ll be able to see, the little midsize truck is truly a tool of many trades.

Sadly there aren’t any details on this truck, but it is clear that this isn’t your average Ford Ranger. While the majority of the body has a factory look, we can see that this small pickup has a huge cowl induction scoop, a roll cage extending through the rear window, skinny tires up front, and massive rubber in the back. Then there’s the way this Ranger sits and launches. All of these characteristics serve as proof that there’s surely something special under the hood. As you might’ve guessed, there’s big V8 tucked under the custom hood.

Ranger

This video by W Hall takes us to Acto Raceway, and gives us a treat that has to be seen to be believed. As the Ford Ranger prepares to stage, the driver purges the nitrous system and pulls into the beams. Then, the driver brings the truck up onto the two-step ignition system, as the lights come down and the green light eventually drops. Once they do, the compact Ford pickup blasts away from the starting line, lifting its front tires as it accelerates.

Watch the video to see the quarter-mile results!

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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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