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TORC 2014: Douglas continues to run up front - finishes Third in Round 7



The weekend of racing at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway saw Douglas Motorsports challenge all weekend for the top spot on the podium. The competition as well as the track is always a tough combination to beat when the US-based "TORC Series presented by AMSOIL" come to the "Big House" and the past weekend was no exception. After completing every lap in all three events, Douglas continued his podium streak with a third place finish in Round 7.

Somehow the weather, or more specifically rain, becomes a factor when competing at Crandon. The Northwoods of Wisconsin saw isolated rain showers throughout the weekend, which cancelled all on track activities on Friday. This put added pressure on the race teams as the first time on the race track would be the combined practice and qualifying session.

The Saturday morning session saw a fierce battle for the top qualifying session. The #7 PRO-4x4 qualified third fastest, with an average speed of 77.686 mph, only .108 seconds off the top spot.

Saturday's ten lap Round 7 action saw Douglas come out of the land rush start in second place. Throughout much of the race the white and black Ford Raptor seemed to be stalking the leader waiting to make his move. Then with two laps until the finish, Douglas made the pass for the lead only to relinquish it moments later as the race truck had a rear tire losing air pressure. Fortunately the tire stayed somewhat intact putting Douglas Motorsports on the final step of the podium in third place.

The mood of the team afterwards was even more upbeat than normal as everyone involved with the team knew Scott Douglas had a race truck that was really working well on 1.7 mile long Crandon "superspeedway."

Early Sunday afternoon the final PRO-4x4 points race of the weekend saw another solid start for the #7 PRO-4x4. Douglas was running in the second position heading into the mandatory halfway caution. The one lap after the restart, the power steering failed which made it impossible to continue the remaining laps at any type of race speed. Somehow Douglas soldiered on to complete all ten laps, crossing the finish in fifth place.

Now the intensity in the Douglas Motorsports went to another level as Jason, Chris, Jay, Trevor and Joe went to work preparing the race truck for the $30,000 Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup. The issue from the earlier race, a blown power steering cooler was replaced, as everyone worked in unison to get the AMSOIL Ford race ready in just a few short hours.

The Cup race is a ten lap sprint which has PRO-2WD racers lined up against the PRO-4x4 racers, with the two-wheel drive trucks getting a head start. Scott Douglas ran a very strong race as he and fellow PRO-4x4 racer Adrian Cenni made their way through all but two of the two-wheel drive trucks by lap seven. Unfortunately there was just too much distance and not enough time to each the two leaders before the checkered flag. At the checkered flag, Scott Douglas was the second PRO-4x4 to finish and fourth overall. Congratulations to fellow AMSOIL supported driver Chad Hord on his Cup victory.

"Our PRO-4 was lightning fast all weekend," remarked Scott Douglas. "The track seemed to be really hard on everyone's race truck. Maybe that's due to the really long winter the Midwest had to endure, but regardless my crew really had the truck set-up darn near perfect. Maybe that little bit of luck we seem to be missing will come our way in Bark River."

The next race on the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL championship trail is the "Throwdown in the U.P. - Part 2" July 19-20 in Bark River, Michigan (USA).

2014/07/04 | 10:16 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/REUSCHE











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