The upcoming 2016 TORC race season will see Douglas Motorsports sporting the Rusty’s Off-Road Products logo on the rear quarter panels of the #7 AMSOIL/Cooper Tire/Walker Evans Racing PRO-4 race truck. The partnership will strengthen the Rusty’s Off-Road brand not only to fans and supporters of short-course off-road racing, but to enthusiasts that participate in the off-road lifestyle.
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.
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.