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Beat the Heat

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Alachua County Sheriff's Office "Beat the Heat" is a vehicle safety program which utilizes a modified, out of service ACSO patrol vehicle to educate the community on the dangers of illegal racing on public streets, highways and other inappropriate roadways. Equitably shared monies from Federal Drug Investigation forfeiture proceeds were utilized for the purchase of components and modification of the vehicle. These funds provided by the government are earmarked for new projects, such as this one, that target drug and alcohol education and prevention. The trailer that is utilized to house and transport the program vehicle was seized and subsequently forfeited during an auto theft ring investigation. At no time are any tax dollars expended to fund this program.

 

 

 

"Beat The Heat" Vehicle Facts

CAR 1992 Ford Mustang, former patrol car # 466, functional light bar and siren, interior by L&S.
ENGINE 351 c.i.d., stroked to 392 c.i.d., over 500 h.p., runs on 114 octane fuel.
TRANSMISSION C- 4 3 speed Turbo Action custom automatic, with trans brake.
REAR END - FRONT END Narrowed Ford 9", 4.56:1, Strange pro-competition axles, drive shaft safety loop, 4 wheel disc brakes, 13" wide slicks on rear, 6" wide tires on the front.
CHASSIS Chassis Dynamics, with custom roll cage.

"Beat The Heat" Sponsors

  • CHASSIS DYNAMICS
  • GAINESVILLE RACEWAY
  • GATORNATIONALS BOOSTER CLUB
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPLY
  • L & S AUTO TRIM
  • MASTER COLLISION REPAIR
  • MAX'S PAINT, TOWING & RECOVERY
  • POWDER COATING OF GAINESVILLE
  • ROLLINS AUTOMOTIVE
  • TURBO ACTION

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