The Traxxas TORC Series presented by Amsoil headed to new earth for its opening two rounds of racing in midApril, kicking off the 2013 season in Dodge City, Kan. with a showdown that set the tone for the upcoming season.
Amsoil Super Team racers Scott Douglas and Brad Lovell unveiled a new look in the front of the live SPEED television audience, with both racers revealing their newly designed race trucks that mimic the style of the Amsoil Dealer Automobile Graphics introduced in 2012. This goes for the entire Amsoil racing team.
"The Amsoil Dealer community is essential for the company's success from day-one," said Amsoil Race Program Manager Jeremy Meyer. "From the second the design team showed us the Dealer wrapping design, we knew it would look fantastic on a race truck."
Douglas, who spent the off-season building a fresh Pro 4x4 truck, and Lovell knew the style would definitely be a great fit for their teams.
"We set the design in the truck for the first time last fall," said Douglas. "I was impressed by how clean it looked. It really grabbed my eye, and I loved it. We have received a lot of compliments on the new truck, so I know we made a fantastic selection."
"Coming off the championship in Pro Lite, we didn't need to make too many drastic changes," said Dirt Sports Driver of the Year Lovell. "But immediately, you knew the truck would turn some heads on / off the monitor."
"This company was constructed in the backs of Amsoil Dealers," said Douglas. "We meet so a lot of them throughout the year, and we are so thankful for their loyalty to the business and help of our race team. To have the chance to showcase something that is so close to them means a lot to your team."
In while Lovell led both of his races early before a blown tire and an untimely spin held him off the podium, the season opener, Douglas put his new - look Amsoil Ford F - 150 onto success lane with a set of second place finishes.
The 2013 TORC season continues May 10-11 at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
|2013 Traxxas TO RC Series presented by Amsoil Live TV Schedule|
|May 11||8PM||Live on Speed||Eldora|
|June 15||8PM||Live on Speed||Bark River|
|June 29||9PM||Live on Speed||Crandon|
|July 20||9PM||Live on Speed||Chicago|
|August 10||8PM||Live on Speed||Red Bud|
|September 28||2PM||Live on NBC||Antelope Valley|