New Ford Raptor Nationals Event in Arizona Explored 297 Miles of Arizona Desert

Mesa, AZ – Camp Verde, AZ – Williams, AZ – May 16-19, 2013

Raptor NationalsPHOENIX, AZ    JUNE 24, 2013:  The first annual Raptor Nationals in Arizona presented by Roush Off-Road was a grand success.  Chasing 80 degree weather the whole 297 miles made it the ideal May weekend in Arizona to discover new trails and beautiful scenery.  “Everyone had a great time. We had participants join us from all over the Southwest, Canada, Texas, Oregon and as far as Ohio,” said Jason Cobb, Raptor Nationals Event Promoter.  “There were no issues with any of the Raptor trucks, they performed up to their highest standards.”

Fast fire roads, twisty tight mountain roads, high desert roads lined with pinion trees, red sands of Sedona’s red rocks, white sand wash roads and some really fun pavement sections are just some of what the drivers got to experience on this adventure.  “We kicked off the event with an open house at the brand new Addictive Desert Designs facility in Mesa, AZ on Thursday where there was a full vendor midway.  Friday we gave a drivers school for those that wanted to learn more about their Raptors capabilities. Then the two-day 297-mile trip ended on Sunday at the KC HiLites factory with a fabulous BBQ.  It was certainly a full weekend.  We were really happy to have Roush, VORR and Sanderson Ford with us on the run,” added Cobb.

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Five2Productions is already planning for next year.  They are anticipating that the event will be around the same weekend in May.  The difference will be a creating a loop event based out of the Casino in Camp Verde versus a point-to-point event like this year.  This change will offer a lot of additional opportunities to explore new places.

For more information and to sign up to learn more about next years Raptor Nationals and the other events they host please go to Five2 Productions website:  or contact Jason Cobb directly at

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We would like to thank all the sponsors supporting this event including Roush Off-Road, AIRAID Performance Filters, KC HiLites, Addictive Desert Designs ADD, Vegas Off-Road Experience VORE and Sanderson Ford.

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