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Team AMSOIL Racers to Visit Troops in Middle East

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Douglas, Hord and Jenkins will compete
in the Traxxas Troop vs. Pro Challenge
Presented by AMSOIL.

Team AMSOIL TORC Series off-road drivers Scott Douglas, Chad Hord and Mike Jenkins are heading to the Middle East for a special salute and thank-you to the U.S. Armed Forces. The tour, organized in conjunction with Armed Forces Entertainment, AMSOIL and Traxxas, will feature a fun and interactive radio-controlled off-road challenge between the TORC drivers and troops. Each stop at a U.S. Military base will feature the Traxxas Troop vs. Pro Challenge presented by AMSOIL, where troops will race Traxxas Slash 4x4s on the challenging custom-built “Traxxas Try-Me Track.” Douglas, Hord and Jenkins will act as driver-coaches to service members competing in the races, with the winners taking on the pros in head-to-head competition.

“Whenever we can add a fun ‘downtime’ activity to one of our tours it leads to a more successful mission,” said Rob Powers, founder of American300 Warrior Tours, the nonprofit organization that has worked to bring the TORC pros and sponsors to Armed Forces Entertainment. “Our organizational mission is to increase the resiliency of our troops, their families and the communities that they live and operate in by assisting the DoD’s Armed Forces Entertainment department with unique and exciting programming. The Traxxas Radio-Controlled Troop vs. Pro races are all about bringing America’s best to our service men and women and having a great time.”

Douglas will be bringing a custom “Desert Tan Troop Hood,” which he will have signed by the troops and then install on his #7 AMSOIL Ford truck for this year’s AMSOIL Cup race on September 4 in Crandon, Wis.

Tour officials will provide daily updates during their trip as the pros prepare and travel on their military adventure. The drivers will be using their Twitter feeds to keep fans up-to-date, and AMSOIL will air video recaps of the trip in early April. Follow the tour at http://www.amsoilracing.com/.

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