You can add one Ranger Raptor Assault School to the list of Ford Performance Driver Training Programs held throughout the country. Ford a course created for the F-150 Raptor at the Ford Performance Racing School in Utah’s Tooele Valley, and now the latest pickup is getting in on the off-road action. During the one-day event, professional instructors will take new owners on a tour of the 400-horsepower Ranger Raptor’s capabilities in a 45-minute classroom lesson and for approximately seven hours on an outdoor course. The real-world curriculum covers the different areas of the truck is designed for, from rock climbing to sidehilling, climbing and descending, and fast Baja runs, spending time on crucial technique issues such as maneuvering and brakes. There is also a section on ‘leave the landscape as you found it’ principles of Tread Lightlyand a series of quick laps by instructors so students can see how much they still have to learn.

All an owner has to do is register and then show up on the designated day for the welcome reception the evening before the riding portion. Transport to the school is not included, nor is accommodation, but meals are provided. But if you have the keys to a Ranger Raptor, the best way to get to the school is to drive there and then, after graduation, explore your newfound knowledge and drive the truck off-road spots not too far away, like The SnakesLittle Moab and American Fork Canyon not far from the school.

Owners of the 2024 or 2025 Raptor have one calendar year from the date of delivery of their trucks to attend free of charge. They can also substitute an immediate family member at least 16 years old in their place at no charge, up to and including grandchildren, in-laws and stepchildren for a special treat. Owners who prefer to have company can purchase a slot for $1,495 for a driving guest or $50 for a non-driving guest. Registration is now open, courses start in June.

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