Adapts Well to Eldora - Takes Third Straight Podium
El Cajon, CA (May 13, 2013) - The latest round of racing
in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL at Eldora
Speedway, presented quite a challenge #7 AMSOIL/Borla
Exhaust /BFGoodrich Tire Ford F-150 and like a true
champion, Scott Douglas brought home another podium
finish. The weekend at Eldora really challenged the TORC
competitors as the unique track layout and constant rain
throughout the weekend really tested each team. Douglas
Motorsports showed why they are some of the best in the
The TORC track layout would only use the actual half
mile long high-banked dirt oval. Track builder Jeff
Nordstrom created a series of jumps and table tops
creating a very high speed left turn only off-road
course. Scott Douglas was very anxious to take some
practice laps to get a better handle on the set-up for
the 900 horsepower Goodwin Competition equipped Ford
F-150. Unfortunately heavy rains cancelled all Friday
activities, including the evening race program.
Then all of Saturday's prerace activities were also
cancelled in order for the track surface to dry, in the
hopes of salvaging one round of racing. Now Douglas
Motorsports had to create a tire and chassis set-up
without any practice information as a baseline. After a
team meeting, Crew Chief Jason Schampers came up with a
package that would keep the AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust PRO-4
running at the front of the field.
About an hour before the PRO-4 group of racers entered
the track for Round 3, another rain cloud passed
overhead, dumping more water on the race surface. After
the twenty minute delay the program resumed.
Fortunately, by the time Scott Douglas and the rest of
the PRO-4 competitors began their warm up laps for the
thirty lap feature, much of the water was gone and the
track surface was quite tacky.
The start had the Douglas Motorsports #7 Ford lined up
in the third row. When the green flag was waved, the
white and black AMSOIL PRO-4 looked to be the truck to
beat. By the second lap, Douglas was in second place
challenging for the lead. Then a few laps later, the
AMSOIL FORD took the lead.
As the field slowed for a full course caution, Douglas
came into the Hot Pit to change a flat right rear tire.
The crew had the truck back out without losing a lap,
but was now at the end of the field.
Undaunted Scott Douglas went back to work, looking to
get back to the front of the field. As the field went
back to racing, Douglas was not only fighting his fellow
competitors, but the mud flying off all the trucks. The
poor visibility slowed his pace when racing in traffic,
but the veteran competitor continued to press on.
On lap twenty two, Douglas moved past Rob MacCachern for
third place. The final eight laps saw the AMSOIL FORD
close the gap on the second place truck, but the
checkered flag came out before a serious challenge could
Scott Douglas and his #7 AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/BFGoodrich
Tire crossed the finish line in third place, the team's
third consecutive podium of the season.
"This new truck is an absolute blast to drive,"
exclaimed Scott Douglas. "We lost the rear tire
probably from contact, but we had the truck to beat.
Jason and I had some ideas on the truck step-up and
the adjustments on the King Shocks and the grooving on
the BFGoodrich Tires were spot on. I did struggle with
some vision issues which caused some problems later in
the race, but to come back to finish on the podium
after making a stop in the Hot Pit, I'll definitely
The next weekend of the racing in the TORC series is
June 15-16 at Bark River Off-Road Raceway in Michigan's
Douglas Motorsports would like to thank all of their
team partners, including;
AMSOIL, Borla Performance Industries, BFGoodrich Tires,
Impact by Mastercraft Safety, Baileigh Industrial, King
Shocks, KC Hilites, Walker Evans Racing Wheels, Raceline
Oil Pumps ,AEM, Miller Electric, Howe Performance,
Ringers Gloves, Hawk Performance, MSD, Peterson Fluid
Systems, Phil's Inc. and Goodwin Competition.