Takes Pole on Saturday and Lands on Podium Sunday
El Cajon, CA (April 10,
2014) - The opening weekend of the 2014 TORC Series
presented by AMSOIL saw the AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/Walker
Evans Racing/Toyo Tires PRO-4x4 take the top spot for
Saturday's qualifying session as well as finishing on the
podium during Sunday's fourteen lap feature. Throughout the
weekend the Douglas motorsports had its abilities tested as
a couple of mechanical issues could have spelled disaster
for the group, but team leaders Jason Schampers and Chris
Hunt really kept the crew focused to give Scott Douglas a
top performing race truck.
The one mile long short
course track in Primm Valley, Nevada was in great shape as
track builder Jeff Nordstrom made several upgrades including
larger elevation changes in both table top jumps, along with
an improved rhythm section as well as adding speed to the
sweeping banked corners. Douglas Motorsports also saw
improvements to the team as Toyo Tires would now put the
Goodwin Performance horsepower to the track as well as a
larger presence for longtime partner Walker Evans Racing
A mechanical issue
limited the team's time on the track on Friday, but when it
came to qualify the next morning, Scott Douglas was in
midseason form. Not only did the #7 AMSOIL PRO-4x4 record
the fastest time in the initial qualifying session, but
Scott Douglas guided the truck during the new TORC Top 3
one-lap qualifying session to the pole position.
When the opening round
of the season began later in the day, Scott Douglas looked
like the truck to beat. The AMSOIL truck was running out
front when on lap ten, a drivetrain issue ended the day just
four laps from the checkered flag.
Quickly the team went
to work replacing the needed components, and the Sunday
morning practice session had the white and black PRO-4x4
recording fast lap times.
Sunday Round Two feature saw the AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/Walker
Evans Racing/Toyo Tire PRO 4x4 work its way
from the back of the field to finish on the podium in
"My team really
worked their tails off this weekend," noted Scott Douglas.
"Toyo Tires came on board on Thursday, and their design
works really well with our truck. We had a couple of issues
that could have really set the team back, but instead it
seemed to make our team stronger. This past weekend was a
glimpse of our team's potential for the rest of the season."
The next race on the
2014 TORC Series presented by AMSOIL is the "Showdown in
Charlotte" April 25-26 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor
The internet stream of
the first two rounds of racing can be found on
www.youtube.com/TORC , as well
every round of racing during the 2014 season.
The date of the NBC
Sports Network broadcast of the "Duel in the Desert" is
April 25 at 11pm Eastern.
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would like to thanks all its partners including:
Exhaust, Walker Evans Racing Wheels, Toyo Tires, KC
HiLites, Howe Performance, Baileigh Industrial, Miller
Electric, Peterson Performance, Raceline Pumps, Allstar
Performance, and Goodwin Competition Engines.
- Mike Reusche,