JOLIET, ILLINOIS — Following a decisive win in round six of Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL action at Crandon International Raceway, Scott Douglas won round seven on the short course circuit at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago. “Chicago and Crandon are two very different tracks,” stated Douglas. “Crandon is a high speed natural terrain course, while Chicago is a tight and technical circuit built on the oval and infield of the dirt track at Route 66 Raceway. Crew Chief Jason Schampers and the Douglas Motorsports crew have the AMSOIL, BFGoodrich, Borla F-150 so well sorted out that we were able to win on both styles of short course race tracks.”
The round seven win was a hard fought battle. Scott Douglas was running upfront when Johnny Greaves spun in the left-hander going into the infield and Scott had nowhere to go and found his truck nose-to-nose with Greave’s Toyota. The rest of the field piled into the back of Douglas’ truck before Scott was able to break free and retake the lead. The second half of the race turned into a dogfight between Scott Douglas and Adrian Cenni. To the delight of the huge Chicago crowd, Douglas and Cenni traded the lead several times on each lap. Then, with two laps to go, Scott was able to break free and put some distance on Cenni, holding the interval all the way to the checkered flag.
“That was just fun racing,” exclaimed Douglas from the top of the podium. “Adrian raced hard and clean…he had a slight advantage on the oval and we were quicker through the infield. That made for great dicing and a great show for the Chicagoland fans.”
As the winner in round seven, Douglas was forced to start sixth in the inverted grid for Friday night’s round eight of Pro 4×4 action. Scott worked his way to fourth through the infield section on the first lap, then moved into third coming back onto the oval on lap three. Douglas held that position for the remainder of the race. Scott Douglas is the only driver to podium every Pro 4×4 race this season.
With two wins and consistent podium finishes, Scott Douglas is second in season points with seven rounds of racing to go. Next stop on the 2012 TORC Series schedule is Bark River, Michigan on August 11th and 12th. Bark River International Raceway is a high-speed natural terrain track with big-air jumps and challenging corners.
The Chicago Route 66 race introduced thousands of race fans to the sport of short course off road racing. TORC hosted a fan appreciation event at Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR track across from the Route 66 dirt track. Scott Douglas was among the Pro drivers to take a lap around the 1.5-mile tri-oval super speedway before participating in an autograph session for season ticket holders. The cross-promotion worked well, packing fans into the grandstands who were at Chicagoland to watch the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck series races.
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, AEM, 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.