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Journalist Sue Mead, racer Darren Skilton become first U.S. team to win a class in Dakar Rally

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Jan 17th, 2011 at 5:01PM

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is still proving that it can do whatever deed needs done, whenever it needs doing. Sue Mead and Darren Skilton managed to pilot a largely stock version of the desert-raiding pickup through all 12 stages of this year's Dakar rally. The team survived 16 days of some of the most brutal terrain on the South American continent and covered over 11,800 miles in the process. Their effort was enough to net the Raptor a 40th place finish over all and a first place finish in the OP class. In fact, from what we hear, Mead and Skilton were the only contestants to even finish... Read More

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