Picture perfect weather was the back drop as Douglas Motorsports set-up camp at "The Big House" looking to rebound from a final night rough ride at Chicagoland. The AMSOIL Borla Exhaust Cooper Tire Walker Evans Racing Wheels had a solid weekend of racing at Crandon with two podium finishes, as the team is now third in the TORC PRO-4 Championship standings.
Saturday saw the AMSOIL Borla Exhaust Cooper Tire Walker Evans Racing PRO-4 start from the second row. By the time the field came over the Barn Jump and through the second turn Scott Douglas was positioned behind the two Greaves Motorsports trucks. The first half of the race saw the top three racers distance themselves from the rest of the field.
The field was brought back together thanks to the mandatory caution, but when green flag racing resumed. Once again the #7 AMSOIL PRO-4 was occupying the third position. It was evident that Douglas was trying new driving lines looking to gain an advantage over the trucks that were directly in his sight. The rest of the race the podium positions didn't change as Scott Douglas in third place.
Afterwards Scott Douglas commented, "Our AMSOIL Borla Exhaust PRO-4 is really working well with our Cooper Tire set-up. We haven't been this fast at Crandon in a while. I know we can find that extra notch so we can really mix it up with the other two trucks that were in front of me today."
Overnight Douglas Motorsports team went to work looking to tweak their truck set-up in search of that extra speed.
Sunday afternoon arrived and the Round 8 race of the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL had Scott Douglas, Chad Hord and the Greaves family as the main participants in the battle for a spot on the podium.
During the second half of the race, the #7 PRO-4 broke a rear sway bar greatly affecting the truck's ability to handle Crandon's high-speed corners. The net result was a third place finish.
"Our AMSOIL Borla Exhaust Cooper Tire Walker Evans Racing PRO-4 ran great this afternoon. The sway bar issue really prevented us from really challenging the front runner, but my team will have the part replaced and our truck will be ready for the FCP Community Cup."
The Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup was the last race of the day. The ten lap all out sprint consists of PRO-2 and PRO-4 trucks racing together for a $24,000 purse. The PRO-2 group had a head start on the PRO-4 racers, but by the fourth lap the faster PRO-4 trucks were at the front of the field. Scott Douglas ran a very solid race, but a rock caught a tire valve stem allowing all the air to exit the one tire. The tire never came off the rim, but racing with just an inner liner keeping tire on the rim slowed the pace of the truck. At the checkered flag, Scott Douglas finished fourth overall.
"Overall our truck and team performed really well," remarked Scott Douglas. "All year our program has been really fast and we were fast again this weekend. Just that another team stepped up their game plan as well. Regardless, it's always a blast to race on the fastest short-course track on the planet especially in front of huge crowds that are always supporting us when we come to Crandon. We're headed back to the Charlotte Dirt Track in a couple of weeks and I'm confident our team will be competing for the top spot on the podium. As always when Douglas Motorsports is on the track, our only goal is to win."
The next event on the schedule for Douglas Motorsports is the "Showdown in Charlotte" July 10-11, 2015.
If you can't get to Crandon for the next rounds of racing, the event will be live on the Internet and streaming free at www.torcseries.com
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