SCOTT DOUGLAS LEADS TEAM RANCHO TO TWO SECOND-PLACE FINISHES, JUMPS INTO THIRD PLACE IN POINT STANDINGS OF CORR'S PRO-2 COMPETITION
Veteran Driver donates his earnings to Red Cross, Hurricane Katrina Victims after Crandon, Wisconsin Off-Road Races
CRANDON, Wis., Sept. 4, 2005 -- Driving his best races of the season, Scott Douglas in his Rancho Ford F-150, used two second-place finishes at the CORR Pro-2 BorgWarner World Championships at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Crandon, Wis., this past Labor Day weekend, to vault his Rancho team into third place in the team standings.
And more importantly, the veteran driver announced that his Sunday CORR earnings would be donated to the Red Cross and their efforts to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
"It's just the right thing to do," said a somber Douglas. "You look all around here [at Crandon) and you see how good we have it, and then you see the devastation and disease on TV from New Orleans, and it really makes you think about things. I just want to do my small part in helping them."
With the back-to-back second place finishes in Rounds 11 and 12, Douglas jumped from seventh place in the point standings to third. With 138 points he trails leader Carl Renezeder (173) and defending champion Scott Taylor (158).
"We couldn't be running any better right now," Douglas said. "We're finally getting some consistency, and I think the testing we did a couple of weeks ago after Bark River (Mich.) paid off."
The Rancho Team left Bark River and traveled across Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Crandon to refine some of the components.
"We tried some different tire grooves and compositions, and we now have something we think that will get us some wins. The Rancho shocks performed well, as always, and I think everything else is running well, too."
Douglas' best chance at a win came on Sunday as he was fourth out of the land-rush start and quickly moved past Evan Evans into second place and was gaining on leader Renezeder.
Then, with three laps to go "we had a brake line snap," said Douglas. "I was coming off the TracRite jump and the truck leaned to the right and as soon as I hit, I knew something happened. Then, I stomped down on my brake pedal and knew that the brake line had snapped."
As usual, Scott Douglas was pleased with the performance of the Rancho Ford F-150 and his other supporting sponsors' equipment: BFGoodrich, FORD Trucks, Reider Racing, Precision Gear, DynoMax Performance Exhaust, BorgWarner, Mastercraft Seats, KC Hilites, Auto Meter, K&N, Howe Performance, and MSD Ignition.