Inside Line Promotions – BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (April 8, 2019) – Saturday provided a sweet moment for Dominic Scelzi, who fulfilled a dream by winning during only his third career start driving a Roth Motorsports sprint car.
“I was extremely happy, especially to win our first time out in a 410 this season,” he said. “We got a few laps under our belt together. They knew what I needed to feel and gave it to me. It was pretty potent.”
Scelzi and the team kicked off the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season opener at Kern County Raceway Park by qualifying fifth quickest out of the 23 drivers despite going out late.
“It was an extremely efficient night,” he said. “In hot laps the track was really slick and we were the last group out, but we were at the top of the board. That set the tone. We had good speed and in qualifying with going out last I knew it’d be pretty tough. To go fifth quick and to beat some really good cars that went out early was huge.”
Scelzi finished where he started – third – in a heat race, which earned enough points to lock him into the dash.
“The heat was pretty locked down and we did what we had to to get in the dash,” he said. “The dash was a full inversion so I started on the outside of the front row and won. Then I chose the outside line to start the main event and we were able to lead all 30 laps.
“I had a lapped car move way up and almost get into me in turn three. Then I tried to get around a lapped car and got pushed up a little in turns one and two. Shane (Golobic) got under me off turn two, but in reality we went unchallenged. It was just a smooth night that you dream about.”
The win was Scelzi’s fourth career with the series.
Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/B8ld9k3Si0s.
QUICK RESULTS –
April 6 – Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. – Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (3); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).
SEASON STATS –
10 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s
UP NEXT –
MEDIA LINKS –
Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751
Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Scelzi Enterprises
Scelzi Enterprises builds the finest utility truck bodies in the USA, including flatbed bodies, water truck bodies, custom truck bodies, service truck bodies and more. After nearly 40 years in business Scelzi Enterprises occupies 20 acres in South Fresno with additional pool and assembly locations in Oregon, Washington, and Southern California. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com.
“Scelzi Enterprises has been around long before my brother and I,” Scelzi said. “My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years and that passion for the sport has been passed down to my brother and I. The Scelzi name is well known in auto racing and we’re doing our best to carry on the winning legacy.”
Scelzi would like to thank Roth Motorsports, Whipple Superchargers, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Panella Trucking, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Sparco, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, 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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