Ranger Raptor Club Goes Rallycross Racing: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday
Several owners of high performance Ford Ranger pickups tear around a tight dirt track in the Philippines.
This week’s Truckin’ Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the Wheelhouse Lifestyle YouTube channel and it features a group of Ford Ranger Raptor pickups going rallycross racing in the Philippines. While we have featured a great many different forms of racing, this might be the first time that we have showcased stock pickups on a rallycross course and it is definitely the first time that we have seen a group of Ranger Raptors racing in the dirt.
While the details are in short supply, we know that this group of Ford Ranger Raptor owners participating in the first round of the Philippines RallyCross Series. We don’t have any details on any of the trucks, but we can see that some have aftermarket wheels and tires, and the one engine that we see appears to have an aftermarket air intake setup.
Fortunately, the Ranger Raptor doesn’t need any upgrades to efficiently play in the dirt and this club of high performance midsized pickup owners did a great job of representing the Ford brand.
Hitting the Track
The video begins with a look at the Ranger Raptor club lined up and heading onto the rallycross track for what appears to be a schooling lap. They are all driving slowly around the curvy dirt track, which isn’t how rallycross works, but as we get further into the footage, the real action begins.
Over the course of the four-minute video, we get to watch several different Ranger Raptors make a lap around the track. It looks as though most of the other vehicles on hand to race are compacts, but the midsized pickup does a nice job of cutting through the turns and tearing down the straights.
While we don’t have any idea how any of these Ford truck drivers finished in the event, the Ranger Raptor proves to be surprisingly nimble on the tight track. Best of all, towards the end of the video, one of the Rangers steps away from the action to help pull a stuck compact car to freedom, so the compact Raptor serves as a race vehicle and a support vehicle all-in-one.