When the TORC season came to a close, Douglas Motorsports immediately began its quest for the 2015 TORC PRO-4x4 championship. Just a couple of weeks after the final TORC event at Crandon, Scott Douglas loaded up the team's hauler and headed to the West Coast for some serious testing.
First on the agenda was putting some serious laps on team's new Cooper Tires. "I love them," commented Scott Douglas. "They really fit my driving style."
During that time, Brian Deegan stopped by the test session and asked if he could give one of the Douglas Motorsports PRO-4 trucks a try. After a quick briefing, the founding father of the Metal Mulisha made a few laps, and quickly made a deal to take the race truck to the final West event. Deegan had a great debut in the Douglas Motorsports truck, finishing the race in second place.
While on the West Coast, the team picked up a former Douglas Motorsports PRO-4, now owned by Hart and Huntington's Josh Merrill, to bring back to Wisconsin for some chassis upgrades for the 2015 season.
Once back at the shop the team prepared for the second edition of the Red Bull Frozen Rush. The invitation only event, on January 9, saw PRO-4 trucks race two at time, side by side up and down the ski slopes of Sunday River, Maine. Along with the team's #7 AMSOIL Borla Exhaust Cooper Tire Walker Evans Racing Ford Raptor, two additional PRO-4 trucks from the Douglas Motorsports stable were prepared and maintained for defending champion Ricky Johnson and Brian Deegan.
The made for TV event had Scott Douglas turn the fastest time during the second round. The final results had Douglas finishing fourth as Johnson completed the day in the runner-up spot.
"We had a great time, hats off to Red Bull," remarked Douglas. "The semi-final round saw two of the Douglas Motorsports trucks, myself and Ricky Johnson, go head to head for some great racing. The experience was just awesome. The crew did an incredible job taking care of all three trucks. I'm really proud of our team."
The Red Bull Signature Series television broadcast of Red Bull Frozen Rush is Sunday, March 1, at 2pm eastern on NBC.
Once all the trucks were back at the Wisconsin based shop, the team went to work on the damage the frigid temperatures along with the ice and snow, wreaked on the equipment.
The month of February saw Scott Douglas travel with his AMSOIL backed race truck to California for a weeklong display schedule. The first stop was five days in Johnson Valley, California for the King of the Hammers. The event is the premier rock rack racing event in the world and over 50,000 fans passed by the AMSOIL display with the familiar Douglas Motorsports #7 PRO-4 as a main attraction.
Once the "Hammers" event was complete, Douglas quickly headed across the desert for one more display at the AMA Supercross event at Petco Field in San Diego.
"We really didn't have an off-season this year, but that's the way I like it, " noted Scott Douglas. "If I'm not behind the wheel racing, I love promoting the sport. Now there's only two months until the TORC season opener in Dallas. We're hard at work preparing for a championship winning season."
The first race of the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL is April 25-26 at the Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, TX.
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