Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (March 18, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi scored his first top-five finish of the season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway.
The fifth-place run during the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts at the bullring in Chico, Calif., gives Scelzi at least one top-five result with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ for four consecutive seasons.
“That’s a cool stat,” he said. “I hope starting in 2019 that’s going to be a win for the next four seasons.”
The night began with Scelzi qualifying 11th quickest in his group. He then rallied from sixth to fourth place in a heat race to lock into the 14th starting position for the main event.
“It was a little different than that track usually is,” he said. “It was slick below the cushion, but had quite a bit of grip on it. We made some changes and I felt better in the heat. We made small changes all night and the car felt great in the main event. Every single lap I got better and better. I tried to throw a bomb on Ian Madsen for third on the last lap. I hit the cushion wrong, it biked me up and we lost a spot to fall to fifth. To be able to fight for third from 14th, you have to be happy about that.”
Scelzi’s fifth-place finish was his sixth career top five with the World of Outlaws.
The momentum continued on Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. Scelzi timed in eighth quickest overall and finished second in a heat race to earn a spot into the dash. He gained a position to place third in the dash and that lined him up on the inside of the second row for the A Main.
“At the end of the dash I made a lot of speed running the top so I thought if I could get rolling up there I’d be in great shape during the main event,” he said. “I got my right rear off the color change and it was like dust. I spun out so quick there was no way I was going to save it. You had to enter high and diamond off the corner. I got in there too hot and had the car sideways and it just took off on me.”
Scelzi rallied back from the early spin by driving into the top 20 before he exited the track midway through the race.
“I didn’t sleep an ounce Saturday night,” he said. “You just hope it doesn’t rain out the next weekend. I’m sick to my stomach. All I can do is come back and make sure I do a hell of a job next weekend.”
Scelzi is slated to compete with the Outlaws this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., during the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., during the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts.
QUICK RESULTS –
March 15 – Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. – Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (14).
March 16 – Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. – Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: DNF (3).
SEASON STATS –
7 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS –
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