Douglas Motorsports Strong Showing Falls Just Short Spring has arrived in the Nevada desert, which means it time for the Best in the Desert, Terrible's Town 250 in Pahrump, Nevada. This point-to-point event started in Johnnie, NV, then headed ...
Douglas Motorsports Strong Showing Falls Just Short
Spring has arrived in the Nevada desert, which means it time for the Best in the Desert, Terrible's Town 250 in Pahrump, Nevada. This point-to-point event started in Johnnie, NV, then headed north along Interstate 95, then headed south just before Beatty, and finishing the 250 miles in Pahrump.
On race morning, after Scott Douglas and co-driver Jeremy Runyen, checked the #3107 Rancho, Amsoil, Kumho Tires, Ford Trucks, Reider Racing, Precision Gear Ford Explorer for a final time, as well as their and all their pit support, the Douglas Motorsports team was confident for a strong finish.
Right off the start, Douglas quickly found himself in the lead, with Rod Hall in his factory backed H3 about 3 minutes behind. The pace of the race quickened as the competition continued to keep the pressure on the frontrunners. The team found the course rougher than expect, due in part to the large number of entries in the unlimited class, but the Rancho Suspension took the abuse and along with superior traction of the Kumho Tires, the team stayed out in front.
After making their final stop for service at mile 213, the finish was in site. Suddenly with just 20 miles from the finish an upper ball joint broke, destroying the left front suspension and quickly ending the day for Douglas Motorsports.
"The truck ran great all day, even with the hot desert temperatures, our Amsoil equipped engine and trans performed perfect. This is the second race with Kumho Tires and they seem to really work well with the 'tried and tested' Rancho shocks. The gearing, from Reider Racing, we chose for this event really helped us power through the silt beds. The competition in our class just keeps getting faster it is amazing the abuse our stock Ford Explorer can handle. The ball joint failure has never occurred in the past 4 seasons of racing. The upcoming extra time off in the schedule ensures our Ford Explorer will compete for the win at the Vegas to Reno event," commented Scott Douglas.
The Douglas Motorsports Best in the Desert Class 3100 entry is not only a race truck, but also a test bed for Ford Trucks. The data collected during and after each desert race is analyzed by Ford Motor Company engineers. This information is applied to the design and manufacturing of future Ford trucks and SUVs. Douglas Motorsports may not win every race, but the race truck data collected makes Ford trucks and SUVs a winner in the showroom and on the roads of the world.