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Douglas Shows Speed Finishes Second in Round 9 @ Bark River Part 2


El Cajon, Calif. (July 22, 2014) - The second visit to Bark River during the 2014 TORC Series presented by AMSOIL saw the AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/Walker Evans Racing Wheels/Toyo Tire #7 PRO-4x4 lead both rounds of racing as the team would be rewarded with a second place finish in Round 9. Scott Douglas continues to be among the fastest competitors in the PRO-4x4 division only to have a bit of hard luck divert the opportunity to finish at the head of the field. The eleven-time champion remains confident that another victory is just around the corner for Douglas Motorsports.

 

As soon as Scott Douglas completed his first lap of Friday evening practice, he knew his Goodwin Competition powered racer was fast. Even though the lap times were impressive, crew chief Jason Schampers and the rest of the team worked feverishly looking to gain that extra tenth of second that could get the team to the top step of the podium.


The next morning Douglas had a solid qualifying run as only one other racer was faster than the AMSOIL Ford. After the starting inversion was picked, this put Douglas in the third row of the starting grid.

 


When the green flag was waved, Douglas had a fantastic start that put him in second place by the time the field headed for the second turn and by the end of the first lap the AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/Walker Evans Racing Wheels/Toyo Tire was in the lead. On lap 3 a great maneuver by Greaves put Douglas back the second position. The two front runners pulled away from the rest of the field as Scott Douglas finished the ten lap race in second place.


Overnight the confident but not satisfied as Douglas Motorsports went to work making a couple adjustments that Scott Douglas believed would bring the team another win.

The final race of the weekend was the Round 10 PRO-4x4 race. The inversion once again put Douglas in the third row of the starting grid. This race the methodically moved up the running order as the white and black Ford took the lead just after the mandatory caution. It looked like Douglas Motorsports would take its second win of the season when a right front tire lost air pressure with less than three laps remaining in the race. This greatly reduced the pace of the #7 AMSOIL PRO-4x4 ultimately relegating Scott Douglas to a fifth place finish.

“Our truck was fast the moment we hit the track,” noted Scott Douglas. “We also know the competition is working just as hard to get to the top as well. It’s great to lead the race both days, but we know to win races we need to keep pushing ourselves, both at the shop and at the track. My crew is really awesome, and we are really working great together. I can’t wait to get to Sturgis where the track will be unknown for everyone and this is when our team can make its mark.”

After ten rounds of racing in the 2014 TORC Series presented by AMSOIL PRO-4x4 division, Scott Douglas in currently in third place.
The next race for Douglas Motorsports is “The Battle at the Chip” in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 5-6.
The NBCSN broadcast of the “Throwdown in the U.P. Part 2” is August 3 at 1:30pm EST.

Don't forget the internet stream replay of every round of the 2014 TORC season can be found on www.youtube.com/TORC
 
 

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Douglas Motorsports would like to thank all its partners including:

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, race report

- Evil Smile Photography, pics

 

 

Scott Douglas - 11 Championships and counting - 2 BorgWarner Cup Championships - 2010 Inaugural AMSOIL Cup Champion  -  91 Career Victories
 
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