Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2015) – Giovanni Scelzi used last weekend’s Turkey Bowl as a testing ground.
“We wanted to test for the Tulsa Shootout and we only went to Friday’s race,” he said. “On Saturday I went to Hanford to help Dominic with his sprint car.”
The younger Scelzi took advantage of Friday’s micro sprint competition at Delta Speedway, where the competition included a heat race and a qualifier for the 40 competitors.
“It was good for us because we’ve struggled during qualifying when normally the track is hooked up and we’ve been down on power,” he said. “We can race fine. This was a good layout for us because all you had to do was race.”
Scelzi led all 10 laps of a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That lined him up on the outside of Row 2 for a qualifier.
“I jumped to third right on the start,” he said. “It was follow the leader on the bottom so we didn’t have an opportunity to gain anymore positions.”
Scelzi’s third-place result ranked him third in overall points out of the 40 drivers and would have put him in the pole shuffle, which determined the first three rows of Saturday’s feature.
“I think we’re good and we learned some things,” he said. “We’re going to try some more things in Visalia next month so I’m excited for that.”
Scelzi will return to action on Nov. 20-21 at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., where he will compete in both wing and nonwing.
QUICK RESULTS –
Oct. 23 – Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif. – Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 3 (4).
SEASON STATS –
27 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 14 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 25 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Nov. 20-21 at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif.
MEDIA LINKS –
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Panella Trucking
Panella Trucking, which started in 1934 as Ralph Panella Trucking, has grown to become one of the largest specialized agricultural trucking firms in the country and employs several hundred people during its busiest seasons hauling a variety of agricultural products. While the majority of its business is confined to California and Nevada, Panella Trucking also operates in Oregon, Washington and Arizona hauling for such Fortune 500 companies as Unilever (Ragu), Diamond Foods and Gilroy Foods (a division of Con Agra). For more information, visit http://www.PanellaTrucking.com.
“I want to thank everyone at Panella Trucking for all of their support for the race team as well as their great service for all of the tomato farmers,” Scelzi said.
Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services Inc., Carlucci Transport, Red Rose Transportation, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Line Oil, Metric Cycles Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Worldwide Bearings, Sweet Manufacturing, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, Todd Jorgensen, G&J Truck Sales, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Big & Deep Ag Development, ARP, Red Fuel, Meridian Steel and Kenny’s Components for their continued support.
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