Douglas Motorsports Drives to a 3rd Place Finish June 9, 2007 (Chula Vista, CA) - After qualifying fourth fastest, Scott Douglas found himself on the pole for the start of Round 5, thanks to CORR officials who inverted the top four positions ...
Douglas Motorsports Drives to a 3rd Place Finish
June 9, 2007 (Chula Vista, CA) - After qualifying fourth fastest, Scott Douglas found himself on the pole for the start of Round 5, thanks to CORR officials who inverted the top four positions from Friday's qualifying session.
The Le Mans style start saw Scott Douglas and his AMSOIL Kumho Tire Sycuan Resort & Casino KC Hilites Alloy Ford F-150 grab the lead with Adrian Cenni in second, and Carl Renezeder third.
On lap five, Scott went wide in Turn 5, allowing Cenni to take the lead. Suddenly the #7 Ford F-150 developed a tight condition in the turns. This made the truck difficult to corner in the slower turns. This condition allowed Renezeder to get under Scott in Turn 2 with only a few laps to the finish. At the finish it was 1st-Renezeder, 2nd-Cenni, and Scott Douglas in third place.
Comments from Scott Douglas after the days festivities: "The truck was really balanced and working really well. About halfway through the run, as the track dried out, I was getting a lot bite out of the rear and the truck developed a power push. This meant the entry into the turn was good, but as soon as you pickup the power and it transfers, the front wants to wash out. Basically I didn't figure why we were pushing quickly enough, and it allowed Adrian and Carl to get by. It's really strange; I've never had a tire work so well that once the track tacked up and tire got hot, they hooked up too good. Now I know we will probably have looser truck at the start for tomorrow. It will come in perfect if we get the tires right. Overall everything on the truck held up great. It was just a hard fought race."
Sunday will see Scott Douglas compete in the PRO-4 Baldwin Cup Qualifier and Round 6 of the CORR PRO-4 Championship.