Douglas Shows Speed Finishes Second in Round 9 @ Bark
River Part 2
El Cajon, Calif. (July 22, 2014) - The second visit to Bark
River during the 2014 TORC Series presented by AMSOIL saw
the AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/Walker Evans Racing Wheels/Toyo
Tire #7 PRO-4x4 lead both rounds of racing as the team would
be rewarded with a second place finish in Round 9. Scott
Douglas continues to be among the fastest competitors in the
PRO-4x4 division only to have a bit of hard luck divert the
opportunity to finish at the head of the field. The
eleven-time champion remains confident that another victory
is just around the corner for Douglas Motorsports.
soon as Scott Douglas completed his first lap of Friday
evening practice, he knew his Goodwin Competition powered
racer was fast. Even though the lap times were impressive,
crew chief Jason Schampers and the rest of the team worked
feverishly looking to gain that extra tenth of second that
could get the team to the top step of the podium.
The next morning Douglas had a solid qualifying run as only
one other racer was faster than the AMSOIL Ford. After the
starting inversion was picked, this put Douglas in the third
row of the starting grid.
When the green flag was waved, Douglas had a fantastic start
that put him in second place by the time the field headed
for the second turn and by the end of the first lap the
AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/Walker Evans Racing Wheels/Toyo Tire
was in the lead. On lap 3 a great maneuver by Greaves put
Douglas back the second position. The two front runners
pulled away from the rest of the field as Scott Douglas
finished the ten lap race in second place.
the confident but not satisfied as Douglas Motorsports went
to work making a couple adjustments that Scott Douglas
believed would bring the team another win.
The final race of the weekend was the Round 10 PRO-4x4 race.
The inversion once again put Douglas in the third row of the
starting grid. This race the methodically moved up the
running order as the white and black Ford took the lead just
after the mandatory caution. It looked like Douglas
Motorsports would take its second win of the season when a
right front tire lost air pressure with less than three laps
remaining in the race. This greatly reduced the pace of the
#7 AMSOIL PRO-4x4 ultimately relegating Scott Douglas to a
fifth place finish.
“Our truck was fast the moment we hit the track,” noted
Scott Douglas. “We also know the competition is working just
as hard to get to the top as well. It’s great to lead the
race both days, but we know to win races we need to keep
pushing ourselves, both at the shop and at the track. My
crew is really awesome, and we are really working great
together. I can’t wait to get to Sturgis where the track
will be unknown for everyone and this is when our team can
make its mark.”
After ten rounds of racing in the 2014 TORC Series presented
by AMSOIL PRO-4x4 division, Scott Douglas in currently in
The next race for Douglas Motorsports is “The Battle at the
Chip” in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 5-6.
The NBCSN broadcast of the “Throwdown in the U.P. Part 2” is
August 3 at 1:30pm EST.
Don't forget the internet stream replay of every round of
the 2014 TORC season can be found on