El Cajon, California – Eleven-time off-road racing champion Scott Douglas has signed a new multi-year contract with primary sponsor AMSOIL. The new AMSOIL Douglas Motorsports program is a five-year deal extending through the 2016 race season. Scott Douglas has been flying the AMSOIL colors since 2006.
“Year after year, Scott has proven to be one of the best drivers in all of off-road racing,” said Jeremy Meyer, Race Program Manager for AMSOIL. “On top of that, Scott has become a great ambassador of AMSOIL and our products. We have a high threshold for quality at AMSOIL, and Scott helps us meet those thresholds both on, and off the track. All of us love his passion for the sport and his desire to push off-road truck racing to the next level of exposure in the U.S.”
Scott Douglas races a PRO 4×4 pickup in the TRAXXAS TORC Series presented by AMSOIL. “PRO 4×4 is the fastest and most technologically advanced class in short course off-road racing,” stated Douglas. “I am thrilled with the new five-year sponsorship deal with AMSOIL. Primarily because the people at AMSOIL are great to work with and their products are second to none. The long-term stability allows us to move forward with R&D to make sure the AMSOIL BFGoodrich truck is the fastest on the race track.”
Douglas Motorsports is currently building an all-new state-of-the-art race truck to complement their current truck. “We are using computer aided design to optimize the chassis design and suspension geometry. The new truck takes PRO 4×4 design to the next level,” continued Douglas.
Scott Douglas finished the 2011 TORC season third in PRO 4×4 points. It was of a developmental year for Douglas Motorsports as the team focused on new combinations to make the truck even faster. At the final race of the year, that hard work paid off with the AMSOIL PRO 4×4 qualifying within a few1/100s of a second of the pole. The truck was very fast all weekend and a favorite to win, but a cut tire and broken transmission flex plate kept Douglas off the podium.
Scott Douglas’ racing career spans more than three decades. The veteran off-road racer has 87 career victories and a total of eleven season championships. The early part of Scott’s racing was in the desert where he racked up a total of three Baja 1000 wins.
Douglas is also the only driver in SCORE history to take an overall win in a class 7 midsize truck. At the San Felipe 250, Scott Douglas took the overall victory in a V-6 powered Ford Ranger, beating all the unlimited full-size trucks and Class 1 buggies to the finish line. Before forming his own team, Douglas was hired to drive for Walker Evans Racing and Herzog Motorsports.
In the mid-1990s Douglas Motorsports focused their efforts on short course offroad racing, building one of the most impressive teams in the history of the sport. During his short course career, Douglas has won three major Cup races. The first was a BorgWarner Manufacturer Challenge Cup win in 1997. In 2006, the team’s first season with AMSOIL as a title sponsor, Scott Dougas had a perfect weekend at Crandon International Raceway, winning both class 4 races and a second BorgWarner Cup. The BorgWarner Cup was retired after 2009 and AMSOIL stepped up to fill the void and continue the tradition with the AMSOIL Cup. In 2010, the first year of the AMSOIL Cup, Scott Douglas won his third Cup in decisive fashion, beating all the PRO 4x4s and passing the entire PRO 2WD field to take the checkered flag. Douglas nearly repeated with a fourth Cup in 2011, chasing down a very fast AMSOIL teammate, the Boss Snow Plow Nissan Titan driven by Chad Hord. It took a little longer to work through the PRO 4×4 field in 2011 but Douglas finished a close second, and first PRO 4×4 on the podium.
The 2012 TORC Series presented by AMSOIL is currently scheduled to kick-off April 28-29 at Cycle Ranch outside of San Antonio, Texas. From there the series will travel to Buchanan, Michigan and the Red Bud MX track, then Crandon International Raceway June 16-17 for the Spring Brush Run. The next two races are tied to the NASCAR schedule; the first is Charlotte, North Carolina on July 13-14, then on to Chicagoland Route 66 Raceway on July 19-20. Bark River, Michigan is on the schedule August 11-12.
The 2012 TORC points season will wrap-up September 1-3 in Crandon, Wisconsin with the running of the 3rd annual AMSOIL Cup. The racing world lost a great champion, fierce competitor, and good friend this year when when a plane crash claimed the lives of Rick Huseman, his brother Jeff, and their pilot. It was a devastating loss for off-road racing and Douglas Motorsports would like to encourage everyone to support the Huseman family by making a donation at: http://www.fast-aid.org/donations.
Douglas Motorsports would like to thank all their great fans and sponsors, including; AMSOIL, BFGoodrich Tires, 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.