DRAGG – Drag Racing Against Gangs & Graffiti – is a nonprofit youth-oriented automotive after-school program geared toward encouraging youth to focus on their future by providing a window into the automotive industry. The team’s latest creation is dubbed “The Desert Defender,” created from a modified 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat Sport SuperCrew 4×4.
This resilient Desert Defender thrives to not only protect and serve off-road, it’s a dominant force in the first responder world. The truck boasts power improvements from a Ford Performance supercharger with TVS technology, cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust with black chrome tips by Borla. Its chassis features a BDS Suspension 6-inch lift kit, Fox race series shocks, Wilwood Performance brakes, and DSM&T Co. harnesses and fasteners. The Desert Defender rides on 20-inch Fifteen52 TurboMac heavy-duty wheels and BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires.
The exterior includes Ford Performance features such as a recovery kit by Warn Industries, chase rack, rock slider side steps, Ford Accessories Black Appearance Package components, and a body wrap designed by Ford Vehicle Personalization. Addictive Desert Design contributed stealth fighter bumpers and a honey badger rear spare tire rack by American Truck. The truck features Bushwhacker fender flares, Rigid front bumper LED light bar, rock lighting and chase rack light bar, Federal Signal police lighting package by West Coast Lights & Sirens, and Diablo bumper shackles by Mojave Parts. Interior highlights include a Ford Accessories subwoofer and amp by Kicker Audio, body colored trim accents and a police radio system by West Coast Lights & Sirens.