blank 04/10/14 09:17AM 2014 TORC Series, AMSOIL, Borla Exhaust, Toyo Tires, Walker Evans Racing

Douglas Takes Pole on Saturday and Lands on Podium Sunday



El Cajon, CA (April 10, 2014) - The opening weekend of the 2014 TORC Series presented by AMSOIL saw the AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/Walker Evans Racing/Toyo Tires PRO-4x4 take the top spot for Saturday's qualifying session as well as finishing on the podium during Sunday's fourteen lap feature. Throughout the weekend the Douglas motorsports had its abilities tested as a couple of mechanical issues could have spelled disaster for the group, but team leaders Jason Schampers and Chris Hunt really kept the crew focused to give Scott Douglas a top performing race truck.



The one mile long short course track in Primm Valley, Nevada was in great shape as track builder Jeff Nordstrom made several upgrades including larger elevation changes in both table top jumps, along with an improved rhythm section as well as adding speed to the sweeping banked corners. Douglas Motorsports also saw improvements to the team as Toyo Tires would now put the Goodwin Performance horsepower to the track as well as a larger presence for longtime partner Walker Evans Racing Wheels. 


A mechanical issue limited the team's time on the track on Friday, but when it came to qualify the next morning, Scott Douglas was in midseason form. Not only did the #7 AMSOIL PRO-4x4 record the fastest time in the initial qualifying session, but Scott Douglas guided the truck during the new TORC Top 3 one-lap qualifying session to the pole position.


When the opening round of the season began later in the day, Scott Douglas looked like the truck to beat. The AMSOIL truck was running out front when on lap ten, a drivetrain issue ended the day just four laps from the checkered flag.


Quickly the team went to work replacing the needed components, and the Sunday morning practice session had the white and black PRO-4x4 recording fast lap times.


The Sunday Round Two feature saw the AMSOIL/Borla Exhaust/Walker Evans Racing/Toyo Tire PRO 4x4 work its way from the back of the field to finish on the podium in third place.


"My team really worked their tails off this weekend," noted Scott Douglas. "Toyo Tires came on board on Thursday, and their design works really well with our truck. We had a couple of issues that could have really set the team back, but instead it seemed to make our team stronger. This past weekend was a glimpse of our team's potential for the rest of the season."


The next race on the 2014 TORC Series presented by AMSOIL is the "Showdown in Charlotte" April 25-26 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.


The internet stream of the first two rounds of racing can be found on , as well every round of racing during the 2014 season.


The date of the NBC Sports Network broadcast of the "Duel in the Desert" is April 25 at 11pm Eastern.


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Douglas Motorsports would like to thanks all its partners including:

AMSOIL, Borla Exhaust, Walker Evans Racing Wheels, Toyo Tires, KC HiLites, Howe Performance, Baileigh Industrial, Miller Electric, Peterson Performance, Raceline Pumps, Allstar Performance, and Goodwin Competition Engines.



- Mike Reusche, Race Report  


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