Inside Line Promotions – BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (April 9, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi produced his fifth top-10 finish of the year during his debut in his family owned sprint car last Saturday at Kern County Raceway Park.
Scelzi maneuvered to a sixth-place outing at the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season opener. It marked the third different team he has captured a top-10 finish with in a dozen starts this year.
“When I go back to the Midwest next week hopefully we’ll be comfortable and can consistently run up front in Bernie Stuebgen’s car as well,” he said.
Last Saturday night began with Scelzi qualifying 12thquickest. That put him on the pole of a heat race, which he won to lock into the 12 th starting position for the main event. Scelzi made a couple of late passes to secure the sixth-place run.
“I was free on entry and tight on exit,” he said. “After the race we dynoed the left rear shock and it wasn’t right. I think if we started up front I could have hustled to a podium because 30 laps goes by quick when you’re hustling as hard as you can. We built a brand new car and that was the first night on it. You can’t expect much going out there like it. We’ve seen it on the track and talked about what was wrong with it so hopefully it will be better this week.”
Scelzi will return to action in his family owned sprint car this Friday and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., during the Asparagus Cup. He has earned a top-five finish at the track during each of the last two years.
QUICK RESULTS –
April 6 – Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. – Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (12).
SEASON STATS –
12 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the Asparagus Cup
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“Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen have become really close friends since I’ve gotten to know them,” Scelzi said. “They’ve always given me a fast race car and it’s been a lot of fun driving for their team. I really appreciate the opportunity they’ve provided.”
Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Scelzi Enterprises, Roth Motorsports, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Inc., 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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