SCOTT DOUGLAS SECOND IN PRO4 POINTS HEADING INTO CRANDON
Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2012
BARK RIVER, MICHIGAN—Scott Douglas entered rounds 9 and 10 of Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL action with both momentum and confidence. At the halfway point in the 2012 season, Scott Douglas had two wins and scored second and third place podium finishes in all otherpoints races.
The number 7 AMSOIL, BFGoodrich, Borla Exhaust, Ford showed more consistency and speed qualifying in the number two position at Bark River International Raceway. That put Douglas on the inside of row three when the green flag flew on Saturday’s round 9 Pro4 race. Douglas made a clean pass in turn one to move into 4th place. The track proved to be very slick, withloose dirt on the outside of the corners and hard-packed blue groove on the race line. On the last lap Scott passed Johnny Greaves to move into third and keep the podium streak alive.
In a post-race interview, Scott Douglas gave all the credit to the talented and veteran Douglas Motorsports crew. “We haven’t missed a podium yet because our team led by crew chief Jason Schampers does an awesome job preparing this truck. We weren’t expecting the track to go blue groove this early in the weekend and we’ll make some changes to the setup to make the truck even faster for the next round.”
In Sunday’s round 10 action, Douglas wisely settled into a steady pace allowing the race to sort out before making a charge after the mandatory red/yellow caution restart at the halfway point. On the restart, however, the truck was noticeably down on power. The engine dropped a cylinders and Scott backed off to see if it was going to hold together. After a few laps without further damage, Douglas ran it wide-open and made as much as he could of the power that was left finishing fourth, just off the podium.
TORC Series presented by AMSOIL race action resumes Friday, August 31st at Crandon International Raceway. Douglas Motorsports will run four races that weekend. TORC rescheduled therained out round 5 race for Friday and will run both the regularly scheduled round 11 on Saturdayand round 12 on Sunday. Scott Douglas won the last PRO4 race at Crandon in the spring. The weekend will conclude with the third annual running of the AMSOIL Cup. Douglas won the inaugural AMSOIL Cup in 2010 and finished second in 2011. With his two BorgWarner Cup victories Scott is looking to become the first four-time Cup champion in the history of short course racing.
Douglas Motorsports would like to thank all of their great fans and sponsors, including; AMSOIL, BFGoodrich Tires, Borla Performance Industries, Baileigh Industrial, KC Hilites, MasterCraft Seats, Fox Shox, Walker Evans Racing Wheels, AEM, Raceline Oil Pumps, Miller Electric, BorgWarner, VP Racing Fuels, Ringers Gloves, Hawk Performance, Howe Performance Power Steering, J&H Transmission, MSD, Peterson Fluid Systems, and Phil’s Inc