Douglas-Crandon-off-road-9-3-13El Cajon, CA (September 3, 2013) – The Crandon Off-Road World Championships is the one weekend the entire short-course off-road racing marks on their calendar and race teams like Douglas Motorsports bring every additional part possible as the three race weekend carries more weight than any other event during the entire season. Scott Douglas and his #7 AMSOIL Borla Exhaust BFGoodrich Tire PRO-4×4 ran well throughout the weekend that was highlighted with a second place finish in Sunday’s Round 14 race.

The weekend began with the traditional Friday race truck display and parade. The event saw Scott Douglas meet and greet hundreds of off-road racing fans during the morning festivities. Then later in the day practice sessions kicked off all the on track activities. At the completion of the timed sessions, Douglas Motorsports was third quickest in the PRO-4×4 field.

Douglas-Motorsports-TORC-Bark-River-6-19-13El Cajon, CA – After three rounds of racing on the short tracks of Dodge City and Eldora, Scott Douglas was looking forward to racing the new truck at the big free flowing all-natural terrain layout in Bark River, Michigan. The AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/BFGoodrich Tire Ford F-150 ran well in practice and qualifying, but on the longer race runs, the team saw unexpected changes in the race truck’s handling.

The weekend began earlier than originally scheduled, the one rained out Eldora round of racing was scheduled Friday evening with practice and qualifying only a couple of hours before the drop of the green flag.

The qualifying session saw the #7 AMSOIL Ford stopped the watches with the third quickest time in the field. Even with the solid qualifying time, the team knew there was room for improvement. A couple of minor changes went into the chassis setup and then it was time for ten laps around the 1.75 mile layout.

San Diego, CA – When the Johnson name is mentioned in racing today it’s hard not to think of 5-time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson. But for Jimmie and younger brother Jarit racing began in the deserts of southern California and Baja Mexico racing off-road. Nearly every weekend was spent either driving off-road race cars or working around the sport in some way. It’s what inspired Jarit to become an accomplished fabricator in addition to racing. Jimmie later paved the way to circle track racing and the family followed with a migration to North Carolina.

For the past thirteen years, Jarit Johnson has been climbing the NASCAR ranks as both a fabricator and race car driver. Through his fabrication business, he’s worked for some of the sports leading companies, teams and drivers, creating products such as race seats and specialty equipment. His driving career has placed him in the driver’s seat – starting races in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and becoming known as a dominate winner at the famed Hickory Motor Speedway. Ned Jarrett once told Johnson that anyone who can win 12 races and 8 poles at Hickory can win races at any level at any track. For Jarit, it seemed he had left the dust behind for a life on the pavement. At least until a phone call came from his hometown of El Cajon, California.