Scott-Douglas-TORC-Crandon-7-2-13El Cajon, CA (July 2, 2013) - After a rough start to the weekend, Scott Douglas and the #7 AMSOIL Borla Exhaust BFGoodrich Tire Ford F-150 came to life on day two of the Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run in Crandon, Wisconsin. The team’s brand new race truck, built entirely in-house at Douglas Motorsports, has shown great speed on the short tracks, but has struggled somewhat on the bigger free flowing layouts, but after the great result in Round 8, the team is looking forward to a strong second half of the TORC season.

It seems like whenever the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL sets up shop at any venue this season, rain finds its way into the forecast. The June stop in Crandon continued that pattern. The Friday afternoon practice and qualifying sessions were cancelled thanks to the rain showers that fell throughout the day.

Several existing dirt roads in the Big Bear, California, area were recently targeted for closure. Watershed is the issue, although Don Alexander of Backcountry 4×4 points out that snowmaking at the local ski area is responsible for infinitely more silt runoff into Big Bear Lake than recreational motorized travel.

We received an email from industry friends pertaining to this matter, and wish to make our readers aware of what’s going on in the San Bernardino Mountains.

If these trails are closed, it will impact off-road travel and use for OHV, Jeeps and 4x4s in the Big Bear and Holcomb Valley regions.