Doug Fortin, 44, El Cajon, CA; Started riding motorcycles in the desert at 4 years of age, began racing go-karts at 10 years of age, at 18 won first major off-road race. Graduated from UCSD, 1995. Over the past 20 years Doug has professionally driven off road Trophy Trucks, Unlimited Class 1 cars, Class 10 cars and short course trucks and buggies. Doug currently owns and runs Fortin Racing, Inc., designers and manufactures of race car drive train and suspension components.
DRIVER Q & A
Top 2 People to follow on social media?
my daughters and General Tire.
2015 Toyota Tundra with Grabber AT2 on them~
Favorite Race and why?
Reno race, I won it! Highest speeds there!
Do you have a pre-race routine you go through before heading out into the dessert?
Yes, it's a secret. Well actually I do a mild workout full of cardio then relax for 15 minutes before the race starts.
What other adventurous activites to you participate in?
Mountain biking, golf, wakeboard, and snowboard.
Best place to go off-roading for a weekend?
Mexico / Baja
If you were going to do a weekend off-road trip, what five essential things would you bring with you?
My best friends, Pizza, Corona, radio with tuner and my extra General Tires.
If you could go to dinner with five other people (dead or alive), who would you pick and why?
Grandpa, Dad, Wife, Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus.
Top three road trip songs in your opinion?
Anything from the eagles, Boston - "More Than A Feeling" and Mumford and Sons
Best road trip you have ever taken?
Pre-Running for the Baja 1000. 10 days of non stop adventures and the excitement of it al.
Bonus question: If you could go anywhere on your Grabbers, where would you go?
South America and the Dakar Rally.