Steve Olliges has been racing off road since the 1980’s. He got his start at the Legendary Mint 400 in the Hal Segland Bronco. Steve went on to race Stock Full in a Ford F-150 and later became a part of the historic factory Ford Rough Riders. Steve also teamed up with Rob MacCachren in a Stock Ford Ranger for five seasons in the BITD series. To say that Steve paid his dues is an understatement.
In 2018 steve ordered a new aluminum cab Raptor from Geiser Brothers. Although he wasn’t ready to retire his Stewart’s Raceworks single cab prerunner (which started life as his stock full racer) he did need to increase the seating capacity as his kids Kailee and Jack have begun competing in the UTV Rally class in BITD and the prerunner known as “Big Red” just wasn’t going to cut it.
Chassis: Geiser Tube Chassis Aluminum Raptor Cab
Engine: 454 Dougans Small block Ford
Cooling: Ron Davis
Exhaust: Custom tuned REF headers with Borla mufflers
Transmission: Rancho Drive Train with 1.95 close ratio
Fuel Cell: Fuel Safe
Tires: BFGoodrich 40×12.50-17
Wheels: KMC Forged Machette
Body: Geiser Raptor
Front Suspension: Geiser TT 24” travel
Rear Suspension: Geiser TT 30” travel
Rear Housing: Tubeworks
Shocks: FOX 4.4 bypass / 3.0 Coil Over
Suspension Tuning: in house
Steering: Howe 8:1 Steering Box with Geiser Swingset
Skid Plates: 1/8” T6 aluminum
Communication: two Kenwood PCI
Seats: Sparco QRT x 3
Safety: Mastercraft cam lock restraints, Safecraft onboard fire suppression and fire extinguishers.
Photos: Boyd Jaynes