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.

JOLIET, IL—Douglas Motorsports proudly honored the men and women of the U.S. Military at the Chicago TORC Series presented by AMSOIL race by running a special graphic treatment on the number 7 AMSOIL F-150. Live SPEED Channel television coverage provided an opportunity to make the tribute in front of a huge audience.

Earlier this year, TORC Series drivers Scott Douglas, Mike Jenkins, and Chad Hord made the rounds of U.S. military bases in the Middle East. Rob Powers from Armed Forces Entertainment with the support of TRAXXAS and AMSOIL coordinated the two-week goodwill trip. The Pro Off-Road Champions Tour was a life-changing trip for Scott Douglas and he decided to give something back with a tribute to the troops.

Douglas carried a backpack on the trip that contained a large sheet of automotive vinyl wrap material. At every opportunity, Scott had the soldiers sign the wrap and leave a personal note if they wanted to. Once back in the States, the wrap was transferred to the hood of one of Douglas Motorsports PRO 4X4 bodies. Douglas had the familiar AMSOIL silver and black paint scheme converted to a desert tan to match the hood. Stenciled on the hood along with the AFE logos are the words “Off-Road Champions Tour” and “Douglas Motorsports Proud To Support The Troops.” The special body also has “Support Our Troops” on the rear fenders. Scott Douglas and Mike Jenkins reminisced in the pits prior to the truck unveiling in the PRO 4X4 race, recalling the names, faces, and places they experienced on the Middle East tour.