Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (March 26, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi will make his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series start at a pair of California ovals this weekend.
Scelzi and Roth Motorsports are scheduled to race on Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford and on Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris during the SoCal Showdown. It will be Scelzi’s final two scheduled races with the team until September.
“I think we’re getting a better handle on the car with everything being different,” Scelzi said. “Going to a track I’m familiar with in Hanford will help as I can give better input, too.”
Scelzi has competed in sprint car races at Keller Auto Speedway, where he captured his first career sprint car win on May 5, 2017, during only his 24 th career start. He set quick time in qualifying and advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race before winning the dash and the main event from the pole.
“That was a pretty cool moment,” he said. “I feel like I had a few opportunities to win before that so I was happy to get that monkey off my back.”
Saturday will mark Scelzi’s first time competing at Perris Auto Speedway.
“I went to the last Turkey Night when they had midgets,” he said. “I thought it was pretty cool. I’m not sure how it will race with winged sprint cars. It might be kind of narrow. I’m assuming there won’t be a lot of cars because that’s a long haul down there so hopefully we’ll have a solid night and can end this West Coast swing on a high note.”
Last weekend’s World of Outlaws events at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., rained out.
SEASON STATS –
9 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., and Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., for the SoCal Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS –
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Meridian Steel
Meridian Steel manufactures steel for a variety of uses, including 80 percent of the steel used by Scelzi Enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.MeridianSteel.com.
“Meridian Steel has been a part of our family team for a few years and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed their friendship as well as their support,” Scelzi said.
Scelzi would also like to thank Indy Race Parts, Whipple Superchargers, Scelzi Enterprises, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, NAPA Auto Parts, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, 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 and Arctic Cat for their continued support.
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