Inside Line Promotions – TULARE, Calif. (March 11, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi salvaged a top-15 result last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.
After Friday’s opening round of the doubleheader rained out, Scelzi and his family owned team ventured to the bullring on Saturday for the finale. He qualified 13th quickest out of more than 30 competitors to kick off the action.
“We qualified decent,” he said. “We were 13th quick on the clock, but only six hundredths of a second off the top five. I felt really good. Then in the heat the inside row was better on the start and I fell to fifth. I was running the top and was almost going to get around (Shane) Golobic when a yellow came out. He moved up and I couldn’t run the top the way I was before.”
Scelzi ended the heat race sixth, which was only one position shy of making the A Main. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown, in which a runner-up result garnered a transfer into the back of the main event.
“I thought the track would slick off and it didn’t,” he said. “That’s the biggest thing we fought in the feature. We should have freed the car up more.”
Scelzi still maneuvered from 22nd to a 15th-place finish, which was his best result of the season during World of Outlaws competition. It was the second-most cars passed in the race.
His next opportunity is this Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.
“I’m excited to get back to Silver Dollar Speedway because we’ve run well there,” he said. “With a new package we’re running you don’t know how you’ll feel, but we’ll treat it like we would any other night and hopefully be close right away. And we’ve won a lot of races at Stockton. Hopefully we have the speed like we normally do and that will translate to success.”
QUICK RESULTS –
March 9 – Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. – Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 15 (22).
SEASON STATS –
5 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS –
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Scelzi would like to thank Roth Motorsports, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Panella Trucking, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Sparco, Todd Jorgensen, Weld Wheels, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny’s Components, DJS Safe Seats and Arctic Cat for their continued support.
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