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
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
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 AMSOIL CUP.
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
Douglas Motorsports would like to thank all its partners
AMSOIL, Borla 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,
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