Scott Douglas medical update 2008-12-16

2008 Year End Douglas Motorsports Recap - Scott Douglas Race Ready El Cajon, CA (December 15, 2008) - It has been two and half months since the horrific practice crash in Chula Vista, that broke the left leg, knee and ankle of Scott Douglas.

2008 Year End Douglas Motorsports Recap - Scott Douglas Race Ready

El Cajon, CA (December 15, 2008) - It has been two and half months since the horrific practice crash in Chula Vista, that broke the left leg, knee and ankle of Scott Douglas. The doctor's prognosis made it sound as if his 2008 season would be over. Then the suddenly the financial problems of CORR ended the season prematurely with the cancellation of the final two weekends of the season. Undaunted, Scott stayed focused and worked endlessly at his rehab schedule.

By early November, Scott made a public appearance at the SEMA Show representing Kumho Tire at their trackside display. His rehab was showing progress as his leg and knee had healed well enough for Scott to drive a street car and walk for limited amounts of time.

Thanksgiving weekend was another test for his healing leg. Scott and Jackie went to the dunes with their sand car. The strength was coming back in his left leg enough to put his V8 powered buggy through the paces.

This past weekend Scott was on hand at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Orlando, Florida making the rounds through the massive convention center. Scott's ability get back to business as usual has amazed his family and friends.

The question that crosses everyone's mind is, "If there was the final CORR race weekend in Chula Vista, would Scott be in the cockpit of the #7 AMSOIL Kumho Tire Sycuan Casino KC Hilites Ford-F150?"

"Definitely without a doubt," remarked Scott Douglas during a recent interview from his El Cajon home. "The doctors kept me on a tight rehab schedule, Jackie kept my spirits up, and suddenly I found myself getting around on my own. I've got quite a bit of titanium keeping everything together. I'm not 100%, my ankle is still very stiff, but after driving my sand car, I knew I could go out and compete for the PRO-4 championship. Unfortunately the CORR season ended prematurely. It's a shame because Bill Smith and Jason Schampers really worked feverishly to get our primary truck ready to race. The damage the truck sustained was incredible, but the truck was race ready by mid-October."

Officially, Scott Douglas ended the 2008 CORR PRO-4 season with the second most points in the division, but finished third in the championship standings as Carl Renezeder and Rick Huseman tied for the top spot. Officially Carl Renezeder was named the PRO-4 champion.

The 2008 race season saw Douglas Motorsports finish on the podium, in eight out of twelve rounds of racing, including two wins, one runner-up finish, and five third place finishes. Throughout the entire season, Scott Douglas qualified in the top three for every round of racing he started. The Bill Smith designed chassis was consistently one of the fastest PRO-4 trucks all year long.

Douglas Motorsports also made the trip back to Crandon, Wisconsin for the traditional BorgWarner Labor Day weekend event. The familiar #7 AMSOIL Kumho Ford took the victory in Round 12 of the WSORR season, as well.

As soon as the 2009 Douglas Motorsports race season is finalized, Scott and the team will begin making final preparations to win the team's next championship!

Scott and Jackie Douglas, and the entire crew at Douglas Motorsports wish everyone a Happy Holiday season!

-credit: dm

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Drivers Scott Douglas , Rick Huseman , Bill Smith