Douglas Motorsports on the Podium - Saturday & Sunday As Douglas Motorsports headed to Bark River, Michigan for the Bark River Lions Club UP Off-Road 100 presented by Chip-In's Island Resort & Casino and BOSS Snowplow, the team knew it was time...
Douglas Motorsports on the Podium - Saturday & Sunday
As Douglas Motorsports headed to Bark River, Michigan for the Bark River Lions Club UP Off-Road 100 presented by Chip-In's Island Resort & Casino and BOSS Snowplow, the team knew it was time for put both trucks on the podium. After the Friday practice session, Scott Douglas and team engineer Bill Smith couldn't wait for the racing to begin.
The field of 16 two-wheel drive trucks started side by side with the hopes of coming through Turn One without any mayhem. At the drop of the green flag Scott and his #7 Rancho Suspension AMSOIL Kumho Tires Ford F-150 came out of Turn One cleanly, but in last place. Undaunted Scott really put the proPower engine through a workout. At the end of lap 3 Scott found himself in eighth place. While Scott made his way through the field, the top three trucks broke away from the rest of the field. By lap 6 the #7 Rancho truck moved into the fourth spot. With a handful of laps to go, Scott was able to close the gap on third, but time just ran out. At the finish Scott Douglas came across the line in a hard fought fourth place.
The green flag start saw Scott and his #7 AMSOIL Rancho Suspension Kumho Tires Ford F-150 finessed his way through Turn One and into seventh place. On lap 5 Scott battled the #36 of Rick Huseman for the fourth position. During the next few laps the two competitors entertained the crowd with their side by side racing. On lap 8 the #7 AMSOIL truck cleanly made the pass into fourth place. On the final lap Scott was able to work his way into third place, taking the new 2006 AMSOIL "Super Team" truck to its first podium finish of the season.
"The team has really worked hard to get both trucks ready for this weekend," commented Scott Douglas. "I was careful to get a clean start in both trucks today, because you can push too hard going into Turn One and end your day early. Both trucks are lightning fast. The battle with Rick Huseman really kept me focused and pushing the new truck to the limit. My Pro-4 crew chief, Mike Schoffstall tried a new setup and it really paid off. All in all it was a very solid day for Douglas Motorsports."
Scott Douglas lined up third from the inside as the field took the green flag and sprinted into Turn One. This time Scott and his #7 Rancho Suspension AMSOIL Kumho Tires Ford F-150 came out in third place, just behind #29 Steve Barlow and #5 Evan Evans. During this time #8 Scott Taylor began to pressure the #7 Rancho truck. As Scott Douglas made the pass to take the lead, Taylor was right with him. On lap 5, both drivers passed each other for the lead. On lap 6 Taylor tried to regain the lead going over the double jump in the back straightaway, only to go end over end at nearly 100 mph. The day was over for Taylor, as Scott Douglas continued on for his first CORR victory of the year!
PRO-4 The crew was looking to build upon Saturday's podium finish, but the as the green flag dropped, the truck lost its front drive. With only rear wheel drive Scott and his #7AMSOIL Rancho Suspension Kumho Tires Ford F-150 soldiered on looking to grab as many points as possible. At the finish, Scott came home a respectable fifth place.
"The Pro-2 race was a real battle. Once Taylor got on my bumper, I knew there wasn't any room for error. The Rancho Suspension worked perfect, the newly designed Kumho Road Venture tires really put the power to the ground, and AMSOIL kept our engine and trans temperatures nice and cool. Again hats off to my whole Crew for putting a great truck under me.. The Pro-4 truck has battled with a transfer case issue all year and at the start it came back to haunt us. I did what I could with just two-wheel drive and was able to pickup valuable championship points." - Scott Douglas.
After six rounds of racing, Scott Douglas is in fourth place in PRO-2 just eight points out of the lead. In the PRO-4 division, Scott has moved into sixth place in the standings.
Scott Douglas Would like to thank all his supporters including: AMSOIL, Rancho Suspension, KUMHO Tires, Ford Trucks, Reider Racing, Precision Gear, KC HiLites, MSD Ignition, Mastercraft Seats, Howe Performance. ProPower Race Engines, Phils Inc, McKenzies, J & H Transmission, and everyone else.
Next Race: July 22-23, Chula Vista, CA