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Custom 1993 Ford Ranger V-8 Prerunner - Payoff

Catching Air
Jordan May | Writer
Posted September 18, 2006

Third Time's a Charm for This Flying Ford

If you want something bad enough, you will do whatever is necessary to make it happen. Jason Orosco's initial intentions for his '93 Ford Ranger were not the masterpiece you see before you today. Growing up riding dirt bikes since the age of 6, he wanted to build a prerunner that he could enjoy on the weekends off-roading with friends and attending some of the local desert race events.

The first stages of serious modifications were enough to provide Jason with memorable moments in the desert for quite some time. As his passion for desert racing grew, he looked towards Baker Motorsports, also in Huntington Beach, California, to juice up his ride a bit more with some new 'cage modifications and beefier shocks. During this time, Jason had the opportunity to ride copilot in Dave Cua's 5 Unlimited race car in the SCORE San Felipe desert race in Baja, California. Jason had known Dave for some time, helping him race in the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge series in Laughlin, Nevada, many years prior. His ride in Baja is one of the chief reasons he took on racing and stepped up big-time with his truck.

Shortly after the new look was completed, Jason took his passion to the next level and entered his truck into the 2002 MDR night race and then the 2003 MDR Wild Wash 250. As any racer will tell you, once you race there is no turning back. You always strive to build your vehicle with more horsepower, more travel, and better components, and that's just what Jason did next. The truck headed back into the shop at Baker Motorsports for round three. This time around, Jason didn't set any limits on the scope of fabrication or the emptying of his wallet.

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