Douglas Goes BIG At Red Bud TORC Race Claiming Two More Podiums
Buchannan, Michigan—Good thing there was nobody from the FAA present at the Red Bud MX TORC Series presented by AMSOIL race or they would have been asking Scott Douglas to produce a pilot’s license. Douglas started on the outside of row one and was racing side-by-side with Mike Jenkins when the pack came to the big step-up jump. With a shot to take the lead, Scott stayed on the gas, launching skyward at an alarming rate. Race fans went crazy as the number 7 AMSOIL Ford sailed at treetop level well past the normal touchdown zone.
“I didn’t plan to push it that hard, but track position here at Red Bud is critical, if you have a shot at the lead you need to take it,” commented Douglas. “Thank goodness for the Mastercraft 3G suspension seat and Fox Racing Shoxs in the AMSOIL / Borla truck because we smacked the bumpstops hard. They soaked up the brunt of the force and allowed me to do what I had to do and gather it up for the upcoming corner.”
Scott Douglas finished round three of TORC action in third after a serious push developed in the AMSOIL Ford. “We have a lot more speed than what we showed out here today,” stated Douglas on the podium. “Red Bud is an awesome facility, but this track is rough and unforgiving. That’s why it has the potential to become a race fan favorite. It’s unlike anything else we race on all year.”
In round four, Douglas started in row two and was working his way forward when another unexpected landing changed the course of the race. The start/finish line pipe jump is blind and when Douglas launched over it he found Mike Jenkins nearly stopped in the middle of the track in front of him with nowhere to go. The AMSOIL F-150 came down on the back of the Traxxas truck damaging the front suspension and then broke the swaybar when Ricky Johnson tagged the rear of the truck. It happened so quickly, there was no time for a yellow flag or spotter to call out the hazard.
“I can always count on is the toughness of the AMSOIL truck. Crew Chief Jason Schampers and the rest of the Douglas Motorsports team make sure the AMSOIL / Borla Ford is the best prepared truck on the track. That hit would have taken out any other truck, but I was able to finish the race on the podium,” stated Douglas. Even though the front suspension was severely damaged, Scott hung tough and finished round four in third.
Douglas Motorsports is now four-for-four in podium finishes in the 2012 TORC Series presented by AMSOIL season. Scott Douglas is currently second in PRO
4 points, four ahead of Adrian Cenni and nine points up on Johnny Greaves. Next stop on the TORC Series schedule is Crandon International Raceway on June 16th and 17th. The long, high-speed natural terrain track at Crandon will be a real test for the new Goodwin Competition Racing Engine and manual transmission.
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, 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.