CRANDON, WISCONSIN—It wasn’t the start he was looking for, but definitely the finish. Scott Douglas came back to win round six of Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL PRO4 action at Crandon International Raceway after being shuffled all the way back to sixth on the start.
“I was using a different starting line technique that has worked extremely well in practice,” commented Douglas after the race. “Our manual transmission uses a torque converter and I was loading up the converter holding it with the brakes. It started to creep on the starting line so I had to get out of it and as soon as I did they threw the green flag.”
Sixth into turn one, the off-road veteran wisely let the pack settle in before making his charge to the front. At the mid-race competition yellow, number 7 AMSOIL Borla Ford was up to 4th quickly reeling in Adrian Cenni. After contact between Greaves and Johnson, Douglas was able to pass for the lead and charged hard to the checkered flag. Coming into Crandon, Scott Douglas was second in PRO4 points behind Ricky Johnson. The win closed the gap to 18 points and increased his lead to 10 points over third place Adrian Cenni. Scott Douglas now has five podium finishes in five starts for the 2012 season.
Saturday’s Round five was cancelled after heavy rain made it impossible for safety and emergency crews to access the racetrack. The makeup race is currently scheduled for the Friday before the Fall Crandon race. Both PRO2 and PRO4 will race three points races that weekend along with the third annual running of the AMSOIL Cup.
Douglas had a better start in the Forest County Potawatomi Chairman’s Cup race and was moving up through the field of PRO2s when contact from another truck broke a rear track bar. “It’s a shame we couldn’t stay out there,” stated Scott. “The changes we made to the truck after round six were a big improvement and the AMSOIL/Borla/BFGoodrich truck was very fast…but that’s Cup racing…it’s all or nothing and no holds barred.”
Next stop on the 2012 TORC Series presented by AMSOIL schedule is Chicagoland Speedway July 19th and 20th for rounds seven and eight.
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.