American Truck Picks DRAGG's Ford Build as Top 3 F-150's of SEMA



LAS VEGAS, Nv. (November 14th, 2019) – In this episode of AmericanTrucks’ ‘The Haul’ YouTube series, Justin Dugan visits SEMA 2019, taking in the sights and sounds, to select his top 3 Ford trucks in attendance. Trucks dominated the show grounds at SEMA 2019 making Justin’s duties tougher than years’ past.

Justin’s top 3 Ford trucks include: the 2019 Galpin Raptor S with Rolls Royce-inspired interior as #3; the 2019 DRAGG XLT 5.0L which supports programs to keep kids off the streets and away from bad influences as #2; and Kibbetech’s 1992 F-350 pre-runner-inspired OBS as his #1 top pick.

Additionally, in this episode: Justin visits RTR’s booth for a first-hand look at their F-150 and Ranger RTR; Ford’s SEMA booth to check out Jay Leno’s 1968 Bronco reveal and new F-250 Tremor; and Factory Five Racing’s drift-inspired 1935 Hot Rod Truck.

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The "Desert Defender" Coming to SEMA Next Week


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The DRAGG program is excited to announce our newest project thanks to Ford and Ford Performance. The "Desert Defender" is our newest look at a high performance Law Enforcement vehicle that goes from an idea to reality. This vehicle wil be unveiled next week during SEMA and return back to Southern California to start working in our communities helping our young men and women get exposed to the automotive industry. Check out the press release at


DRAGG Ford F-150 Lariat Sport SuperCrew 4x4

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 4x4.

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.

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There's still time! Get your tickets for our 2nd Annual DRAGG Gala, Sept. 21st, 2019 @ 6pm


Our 2nd Annual, "A Road to a Brighter Future",  is Saturday September 21st, 2019 here in Camarillo CA!

It's going to be an awesome event with our special guest Myles Kovacs Owner of DUB along with our display vehicle this year, the Knight 2000!!

Tickets are limited so click below to secure your seat today! 

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Hope to see you there! 

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Aug. 25th, 3rd Annual Car Show - Please Join Us!


The Oxnard Police Department and the DRAGG program are excited to announce our 3rd annual Downtown Car Show which will be held this year Sunday August 25th from 10am to 3pm.

We are expecting an even bigger turnout from last year. We will have show cars, gaming trailer, food vendors and fun for the kids. We will even have a dunk tank with more announcements on that coming our shortly. 

We still have room for vendors and sponosrs for the event!

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

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Enter to Win $5,000 from American Muscle

Mustang Owners: here’s your chance to win $5,000 in Mustang parts from our friends at AmericanMuscle (AM). 

Sponsored by SR Performance, the SR Performance $5,000 Giveaway is an ‘enter daily’ sweepstakes which runs until 9/30/19. Participants can visit SR Performance’s brand page on AM to complete the entry form daily for the most chances to take home the grand prize—a $5K shopping spree on AM’s site!

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3rd Annual Downtown DRAGG Car Show

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The Oxnard Police Department and the DRAGG program are excited to announce our 3rd annual Downtown Car Show which will be held this year Sunday August 25th from 10am to 3pm. We are expecting an even bigger turnout from last year. We will have show cars, gaming trailer, food vendors and fun for the kids. We will even have a dunk tank with more announcements on that coming our shortly. 

We still have room for vendors and sponosrs for the event. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info. To register your vehicle, click on Hope to see you there. 

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American Muscle Let's the Mustang Out of the Bag

We are excited to learn the great news about the new 2020 Ford Ecoboost Mustang from our partners at American Muscle. Check out this new most advanced Mustang with our friend Justin who walks you through the newest features in this video.  

With Ford Motor Company’s official release this morning on the new High-Performance Package (HPP) for the 2020 Mustang EcoBoost(EB), AmericanMuscle’s (AM) Justin Dugan was honored to be among the first to receive the announcement. Just in time for the Ford Mustang’s 55thanniversary, a new 2.3L HPP available on the EB, borrowed from the outgoing Focus RS, will make the 2020 HPP EB the most powerful four-cylinder sports car offered by an American automaker!

In this episode of AM’s Mustang News, Justin discusses the performance enhancements on the new HPP, like the larger 63-millimeter turbo compressor, bigger radiator, and modified engine calibration, allowing for a 40 percent wider torque curve over the base EB engine. Additional improvements were made to the suspensionand brakes, including an available EB Handling Package equipped with TORSEN® limited-slip differentialMagneRide® dampers, and wider wheels, garnering a near 50/50 weight distribution.


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DRAGGTEAM Podcast#2 is out!!!

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DRAGG Podcast #2 is out. The DRAGGTEAM has put together another great and informative podcast about the DRAGG program. In this episode, we talk about the vehicles in the program along with an interview with a graduate Emilio Castenada. It gives you an insight on this exciting new program. 

In our first episode, we discuss the educational program along with the history of the program. We recieved great responce from the first episode and are looking forward to more to come. We have plans to interview some of the students attending the class this semester along with meeting some of the greats in the auto industry. Click on the link and follow our Soundcloud account to get our most up to date episode. 

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DRAGG Team Gives Car to Local Mom

We love being able to give back to deserving members of our community! Thanks to the generous donation from Oxnard Mitsubishi and the hard work of our DRAGG team members, we were able to give a car that we refurbished to Nichole Quintana! Nichole was nominated by her son as she was driving a salvaged car that required constant fixing (which she did herself after watching YouTube videos). We hope this reliable transportation will make her life a little easier, and that our DRAGG members will take away the lesson of giving back to their community.

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DRAGG Summer Class Open for Enrollment


Looking for a summer time class, look no further, DRAGG will be holding a summer  class during the month of July 2018. Classes start July 2nd and run til July 27th. Times for the classes will be from 130PM to 430PM Mon-Fri at the DRAGG shop located at 300 Graves Ave #f Oxnard CA 93030. 

We will be going over basic and beginner automotive technology, work on great vehicle projects and go on informative field trips. We are looking for students from 9th to 12th to join the team this summer. Please go onto the VCOE website to sign up and register. 


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Donations Needed to Help Victims of Ventura County Fire


The DRAGG program is helping victims of the Ventura County Fire by opening our shop to take in donations. We will be collecting donations for the next several days and transport them to the needed areas within the county. Our staff and students will be on hand collecting the donated items. Some of the items needed are: 

  • water, gatorades
  • non-perishable foods
  • clothes and hygiene products
  • Pet food
  • diapers, baby formula, wipes
  • blankets or sleeping bags
  • Any other items you would like to donate will also be accepted

We will be open between 9AM-6PM on Thur, Fri and Sat. The Shop Address is 300 Graves Ave #F Oxnard CA 93030

If you have any questions please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are looking to make a monetary donation please check out the United Way who has set-up the Thomas Fire Fund and a text-to-give campaign. 100% of the donations will support those in our community affected by the wildfires. Donations can be made by texting UWVC to 41444, online at, or calling 805-485-6288. Checks may be sent to the United Way office at 702 County Square Drive, Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003. Please write "Thomas Fire Fund" in the memo.

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DRAGG Team Builds New Mustang


DRAGG traveled to Las Vegas NV. this week to attend the SEMA car show and display their new 2018 Ford Ecoboost mustang in the Ford booth. Earlier this year, DRAGG was awarded the new vehicle after putting in a proposal along with thousands of others throughout the country. The team received the Mustang in June and has been working on the project throughout the summer and up until the beginning on the car show on Oct 31. 

The Mustang will be an display all  week long in Vegas and return home to to begin its journey to many different car show, community events and races.

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DRAGG Graduation 2017


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To a packed house, DRAGG program finished up another successful year here in the city of Oxnard. Our program graduated 35 students in June after they completed a full year program. We had started with over 60 students back in Aug of 2016. Throughout the year the class is made up of automotive instructors and class room studies that help get the students engaged into the automotive industry. We also take the students on field trips such as the Dragg races in Pomona, Oxnard Christmas Parade, Ventura County Jail and Formula Drift events in Long Beach.

The students are exposed to the industry and at the end of the school year, the program assists many of the  Senior students with scholarships towards furthering their education. This year DRAGG was able to hand out over $35,000 in scholarship. With the help of Universal Technical Institute, DRAGG was able to give three large scholarships to attend their school. 

This year was a huge success. We are looking forward to next year and with the help of Ventura County Office of Education, we will be opening classes in Oxnard, Camarillo and Fillmore which will help us serve students throughout Ventura County. We are also continuing to build our sponsorship partners. If you are interested in supporting our program, reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Comedy for a Cause

The DRAGG program is hosting a comedy night on Tuesday February 28th at 8:00PM at the Levity Live Comedy Club in Oxnard CA. Tickets are $20 and the proceeds go to the DRAGG program. We will also have Fifty150 brand clothing on hand selling their gear. Come out to support and enjoy a great night of comedy. For tickets goto Eventbrite and search for DRAGG or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Our DRAGG clothing store is now officially open. We are in the process of developing new cloths and gear to sell. All proceeds of our sales help fund our organization. Not only do you get a a piece of the DRAGG program but you help us for our future.  We are in an exciting period right now with the growth of the program. We look forward to getting our gear out to you and if their is anything we can help with let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks
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How did the DRAGG race start???


Where did the idea of DRAGG come from??

DRAGG was  started with just an idea from a couple of friends who were also Police Officers on the same department. Charles and Dan knew they could make a difference if given the chance.

Both grew up in the city of Oxnard and saw  and heard the stories of how rough their city was. These car enthusiasts  first met when they joined the Oxnard Police Department in 1996. They spent their years working patrol, SWAT and promoted through the ranks.

It was in 2007, that the idea of putting together a youth program landed on their door step. They sat down together and mapped out DRAGG. They started with developing the program into a non profit and later obtained their first vehicle, 2006 Ford GT Mustang. From there, the automotive industry was hooked. Charles and Dan saw that the doors were opening which gave them the opportunity to open up their first shop. They developed the relationship with the high school district and started the first after school program with the police department, school district and automotive industry. They knew they had a great recipe for success. 

They have graduated over 5 classes with 100 plus students. They have also been able to  give out over 35 scholarships and assisted in job placement with several of the students. 

DRAGG is continuing with the success and helping expose students in high school with the automotive industry. Now they are working on expansion plans of the program to a city near you. They are working with Las Vegas, Tennessee and Texas departments to bring DRAGG programs in their communities. 

Contact the DRAGG program at for more info on starting a program in your community. 

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DRAGG at Barrett Jackson

The DRAGG team has just arrived back to the shop from the Barrett Jackson auto auction. What a great show. The "Thin Blue Line" was front and center at the doors on display in the Ford booth. We got to share in the excitement and experience in seeing some of the greatest cars around. We are already making plans for next year. Who knows, maybe we will have a project to auction off on the big stage!!!
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SEMA 2014

We attended SEMA 2014 last year and what a week it was. We had both DRAGG vehicles out on the track with Ford out Front. Several pro drifting drivers took the wheels of our DRAGG vehicles and put them through their paces on the track. We went through several sets of tires but the whole week was well worth it. Defiantly looking forward to next year.
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