Glendale, Arizona-resident Sean Sessa presents the off-road world with a Ford like no other. With only three years invested in off-road racing, Sean is making his presence known in the industry. This '99 F-150 sets a new standard for prerunners. For the past few years Sean has worked closely with the Geiser Brothers in Phoenix, supporting his off-road addiction.
Starting out in an entry-level four-seat buggy and recently stepping into a state-of-the-art Class 10 buggy, Sean is quickly building his knowledge base in off-road racing. The idea for this prerunner came to Sean a couple of years ago while he and the Geiser Brothers, Rick and Jeff, were all out prerunning for the Baja 1000. They got through the first day of their prerunning adventure and woke up sore the next day to start the second half of the mission like a bunch of worn-out soldiers. While driving that day, a rock flung off of the rear tire into Sean's head, slightly wounding the Baja soldier and more importantly knocking some sense into him. It was at that moment when he had a revelation about how nice it would be to be prerunning in a truck. And so the dream of the ultimate prerunner began.
Over the next several months, Sean spent numerous hours watching the Geiser Brothers work their magic with several high-end trucks. One of those trucks was the infamous Barracuda Truggy owned by Arizona resident John Herder. After some serious contemplation, Sean made his proclamation to Rick: "I want you to build me the baddest, trickest, meanest, prerunner that has ever been built!" and they went to work.
Those were the words every proud fabricator dreams to hear - a green light to let creativity and talent go wild to the fullest extent. With more than 20 years of experience in the off-road industry, they were ready to live up to Sean's expectations. It all started with the cab of the late-model Ford. In fact, the cab is the only original remaining part of the F-150. Since this Blue Oval was pretty much growing into a trophy truck, the engine had to be moved back a substantial amount for the proper weight distribution. This took up quite a bit of room on the interior, so a new custom firewall needed to be created. The Geiser Brothers took care of this, fabricating an elaborate chrome-moly plate structure.
Building the ultimate prerunner would require Jeff to make room for at least two passengers. With this in mind, Jeff went to work on a cage to protect three occupants. Two occupants would ride up front and one more would sit in the back between the two front seats. The cage was fabricated from chrome-moly and TIG-welded for the ultimate combination of safety and aesthetics.