When we last updated, the All German Motorsports team was hundreds of miles into the race. The #105 Class 1 was running in the top five in class, and the Trophy Truck had worked its way near the top 10 in class. Everything was going well leading to the driver’s change at San Ignacio at race mile 615 (of 1121). That’s when Baja struck.

In Trophy Truck, Armin Schwarz had moved into the 11th spot (physically, without corrected time being calculated) after starting 31st and having at least one flat tire after hitting a large rock very near the start of the race. At about race mile 580, roughly 35 miles from the driver’s change where Martin Christensen would jump in, the truck began to lose oil pressure.

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.