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SEMA Featured Lucas Oil Off Road Racer Steve Bucaro's 400cc Pilot Class Buggy

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Steve Bucaro's SEMA featured 400cc Pilot Class Buggy
Steve Bucaro's SEMA featured 400cc Pilot Class Buggy
Steve "Wheels" Bucaro is a growing personality in the off-road racing world. Wrapping up a 2012 season with multiple 1st place finishes, the rear bumper of Steve's 1989 400cc Honda Pilot FL440 is becoming a common site for other racers. At the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Steve's buggy allowed spectators a rare view of seeing it close up and from the front.
400cc Pilot Class Buggy at SEMA
400cc Pilot Class Buggy at SEMA


"I had started and run Check Me Out Customs doing retail from home...but my dream has always been to race," said Steve. "So I bought something I could afford and didn't have to modify to drive." Bucaro is also a 14 year veteran of the SEMA show and no rookie when it comes to building custom trucks. "Building a SEMA vehicle is awesome as well as stressful," said Steve. "I think I've gotten more experience as the years go by. Having been the only person in a wheelchair out there building trucks has put me on the map. I enjoy trucks and whether its air bagged or lifted, just trucks!"
Steve Bucaro's LOORRS Pilot Class Buggy at SEMA 2012
Steve Bucaro's LOORRS Pilot Class Buggy at SEMA 2012
Bucaro is currently working on a project 1999 Chevy Dually and upon completion is expected to be featured in Truckin' Magazine. Steve's Honda Pilot also received some great press coverage and feature in the November 2012 issue of Sports ‘N Spokes, a magazine for adaptive sports and recreation.

One of the most important elements in racing is proper vehicle maintenance and when asked what products Steve Bucaro uses, he replied K&N. "My first K&N filter was in my first car in high school," said Steve. It was the best out there, more performance, more power, lifetime warranty, never had any issues, and [I] won't ever use anything else!" "I have and only ever will use K&N air and oil filters on everything from my daily driver to a show [car] to my race cars! My mom and girlfriend's cars even have drop in's in ‘em! K&N is simply the best out there!"

Bucaro has been making a serious name for himself in the off-road racing circuit and has high aspirations for 2013. "My goals in 2013 are to make the next step up into a SR1 Rhino and race the LORRS series in So Cal and try to climb my way to the top." Steve is also looking forward to building his tow rig for the 2013 SEMA show and racing season. "I'd like to thank everyone who has helped me and stood by me throughout my truck building and now racing career! These great companies that have awesome people working for them make it all possible for me to do what do."

Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.
Pilot Class Buggy on the SEMA Floor
Pilot Class Buggy on the SEMA Floor
Steve Bucaro Displayed His 400cc Buggy at SEMA
Steve Bucaro Displayed His 400cc Buggy at SEMA
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Pilot Class Buggy Displayed at SEMA
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Pilot Class Buggy Displayed at SEMA

You should also check out Steve Bucaro's Pilot Class Buggy at Lake Elsinore, Pro Buggy Racer Bobby Pecoy, Holmes Motorsports' Pro-Buggy at Glen Helen and Mitchell DeJong's Pro-Buggy at Glen Helen Raceway

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