Douglas Finishes Third in PRO-4x4 Championship
El Cajon, Calif. (September 3, 2014) - The Labor Day Weekend of racing at “The Big House” in Crandon, Wisconsin is home to some great accomplishments in the career of Scott Douglas. Every year as the event gets bigger, so does the Douglas Motorsports fan base. The end result for the #7 AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/Walker Evans Racing/Toyo Tire Ford at Crandon was not what the team or his loyal fan based hoped for, but everyone knew the Scott Douglas will be back in 2015 looking add another championship to his resume.
The event is known as the Worlds Championship and this is the one weekend of racing every driver in the sport wants to run.
The weekend begins on Friday with a parade that includes floats, bands,all the race vehicles, and then two and half days
of racing that culminates with the AMSOIL CUP. The crowds are so huge that Scott Douglas signs more autographs during the
Labor Day Weekend than he does all year.
Once the Friday morning pre-race festivities were complete, the AMSOIL Ford had a Friday afternoon practice session. The lap
times were quick as the team looked forward to the Saturday morning qualifying session.
Unfortunately heavy rains that began Friday evening and didn’t let up until late Saturday morning caused a serious delay before any racing could begin. Ultimately the PRO racing program was cancelled for the day.
Sunday morning, weather conditions were much improved and to ensure a full fourteen round race season, the day’s eight lap
feature would be a double points race.
The track for the final points race of the year, saw thirteen PRO-4x4 trucks line up for the land rush start. Right from the green flag, the AMSOIL Ford was running among the top four positions. Then just before the halfway mandatory caution, Douglas suffered a right rear flat tire. The hot pit crew made a quick tire change keeping Douglas on the lead lap, but now in twelfth place.
When green flag racing resumed, Douglas began slicing his way through traffic and taking the checkered flag in sixth place. After a solid run from the back of the pack, the team only had a few hours to get the race truck ready for the $45,000 to win
The most prestigious in short-course off-road racing saw eight PRO-4x4 and eleven PRO-2WD truck line-up for a ten lap sprint.
The PRO-2WD group left the start line first as the PRO-4x4 group followed approximately twelve seconds later.
Fellow PRO-4x4 Mark Kvamme had a big incident on the opening lap which created a complete restart. The restart saw the entire field complete the opening lap without an incident, so the race was on. Scott Douglas was among a pack of PRO-4x4s that were quickly catching the PRO-2 group. Then about midway through the race the AMSOIL Ford caught a rut, putting the truck on its side. Somehow after a few seconds, the race truck teetered back onto its wheels putting the team back into the race.
The slight miscue was enough to take Douglas Motorsports out of podium contention. After ten laps Scott Douglas crossed the
finish line in sixth place.
For the year, Scott Douglas finished third in the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL PRO-4x4 Championship. The team had ten top five finishes, including five third place finishes, one runner-up finish, and one win. Douglas Motorsports was also fast qualifier at the opening weekend at Primm.
- Mike Reusche, race report
- Scott Canon Behnke, pics
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