Inside Line Promotions – PETALUMA, Calif. (July 1, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi will compete during a trio of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series races this week.
Scelzi and his family owned No. 41s are making their debut at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on Wednesday during the Star Spangled Showdown before competing on Friday and Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.
“I’m really excited to see a new track and to get back to Cedar Lake,” he said. “We’ve had some success there so that’s always a good feeling to roll into the pits knowing you’ve done well in the past.”
Scelzi drove for Roth Motorsports during a pair of events in California last weekend.
The action began on Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, which hosted a King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series event. Scelzi qualified eighth quickest and he won a heat race to earn a spot into the dash.
“I had run the whole heat on the bottom so after the checkered I tried to run the top,” he said. “I got into the cushion and tipped over. We skipped the dash to get the car ready for the main event.
“I got to fourth right away. Then about 10 laps in I cut my left front tire on the infield drain in turns one and two. I got a little low and clipped it. After we changed it we couldn’t get through the field and we ended up finishing 18th.”
The team raced at Petaluma Speedway on Sunday when Scelzi qualified second quickest in his group to open the Sprint Car Challenge Tour event. A late-race pass in a heat race secured a spot into the dash for Scelzi. He then charged to a runner-up result to garner the outside front row starting position for the A Main.
“We led the whole race and got the white flag,” he said. “Shane (Golobic) slid me short into turns one and two. I hit the brakes and turned under him. He turned left into me going into the bottom of turn three. We were both sliding up the race track in turn four coming to the checkered. He didn’t lift and neither did I and he ended up in the wall.”
Scelzi crossed the finish line first, but a red flag was waved to set up a green-white-checkered restart. Officials penalized Scelzi by sending him to the rear of the field and he elected to head to the pits.
“I’m disappointed because I felt like it was a call that didn’t justify the racing,” he said. “I feel like we won the race, but obviously we don’t have the result to show it. I’m not an official so I don’t get to make calls. I made the decision in the race car and I don’t feel like anything I did was a bad thing or something I did wrong. It was racing hard.”
QUICK RESULTS –
June 29 – Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. – Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: DNS (2); Feature: 18 (6).
June 30 – Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. – Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 2 (6); Feature: 13 (2).
SEASON STATS –
34 races, 4 wins, 14 top fives, 16 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 25 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Wednesday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., for the Star Spangled Showdown and Friday and Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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
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Scelzi would like to thank Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Panella Trucking, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sparco, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny’s Components for their continued support.
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