Inside Line Promotions – CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) – Giovanni Scelzi closed the regular season with a strong run last Saturday during the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Scelzi rallied for his 20th top five of the season and his fourth during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action at an event that featured more than 50 competitors.
“I thought that was really good,” he said. “I want to thank Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen for a great year as well as Brandon Hickman and Brandon Ikenberry for their hard work all weekend. To go forward and end with a top five, the season finale couldn’t have gone much better.”
Scelzi qualified 10th quickest in his group for Friday’s show and sixth quickest for Saturday’s program during the opening night of action last Thursday. He then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race on Friday before the feature was postponed until Saturday afternoon because of the curfew.
“It was a day show and we struggled racing around cars,” he said. “We never really got going anywhere. It was hard to get rolling and we didn’t get a good restart so we kind of rode around. I really needed to get in clean air.”
Scelzi finished 15th, but he rebounded strong in the nightcap. He placed second in a heat race to make a dash. A sixth-place result in the dash lined him up 11th for the main event.
“I kept around the bottom,” he said. “We tried some different stuff with the car and it worked. We tried it during the Tuscarora 50 the previous week and it worked so we tried it Saturday and we were able to make speed. It was a great night.”
Scelzi used a last-lap pass to secure a fifth-place result.
Nov. 2 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. – Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 15 (14).
Nov. 3 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. – Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (3); Feature: 5 (11).
SEASON STATS –
63 races, 3 wins, 20 top fives, 31 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 50 top 20s
MEDIA LINKS –
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“When you look around the pits almost every car has Weld Wheels,” Scelzi said. “The majority of people run their product because of its strength and durability. Last weekend we were banging up against the cushion and the wheels held up great.”
Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Scelzi Enterprises, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, NAPA Auto Parts, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE Racing Products Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Todd Jorgensen, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny’s Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat, Southern Pacific Farms and Indy Race Parts for their continued support.
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