Corona, California (March 6, 2018) – After several years spent racing away from home back in the midwest, southern California native Scott Douglas is bringing his AMSOIL-backed Pro-4 Unlimited truck and team to the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO, for the 2018 race season.
"It's like coming home," Douglas said emphatically. "I've known a lot the staff- the tech guys, the guys who drive the safety trucks, the race directors, even Bob (Patison) for years, and I'm anxious to race back on the west coast, in front of family and friends."
When asked what prompted him to make the move to LOORRS, Douglas was quick to give several reasons. "The car count, the level of competition, and the level of exposure that AMSOIL feels it can get from LOORRS; I know I'll get a fair shake here."
"What I'm most excited about are the wider tracks with multiple lines," Douglas added, "and the higher car count plays to my strength of being able to stay out of incidents and be there at the end; that's more significant for your points when there are more trucks on the track. I think the drivers in this series get a bad reputation for being too aggressive, but I spotted for and coached Adrian Cenni here in the last half of 2017, and I saw drivers showing a lot of restraint, and the accidents were true accidents; I didn't see too much deliberate taking out. The drivers are very aggressive, but very clean, and simply because of the higher car count, the number of incidents, and the magnitude of them, will go up."
Douglas' longtime sponsor and supporter, AMSOIL INC., is also excited.
"AMSOIL has been involved in off-road for a long time, and we share Scott's enthusiasm to be competing on the west coast," said AMSOIL Racing & Events Manager Kevin D. Kastner. "We appreciate the warm welcome for our AMSOIL-sponsored team, and look forward to having Scott at LOORRS both as a racer and brand ambassador. His passion and credibility reflect our commitment to off-road racing and long history of proving our products on the track."
Douglas added that he felt that there was an element of unfinished business for him in this series, where in 2010, he had a win and a second place in the opening race weekend at Las Vegas, leaving him in the points lead. Douglas wouldn't race in the series again that year, but now he is confirmed to be in our series for all of 2018. "I couldn't be happier, and I'm pretty excited," Douglas said. "I'm very excited to be racing here because with all of us working together, we can make this better, and give the fans what they want; we'll make short course the best it's ever been."
Lucas Oil Executive Vice President Bob Patison echoed that enthusiasm. "Scott has long been one of the premiere racers in the sport of short course off-road. I am certain he will quickly make his presence known in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Lucas Oil welcomes Scott and his AMSOIL-sponsored team."
About the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series:
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Written by Scott Neth for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series