Giovanni Scelzi Charges From 12th to Runner-Up Result at Keller Auto Speedway

Giovanni Scelzi Charges From 12th to Runner-Up Result at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – HANFORD, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2016) – Giovanni Scelzi tied his career-best sprint car finish last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway.

Scelzi piloted a Roth Motorsports owned race car during the event, which began with a 12th place qualifying result.

“The track was really tricky in qualifying,” he said. “We talked about what we wanted to do. I felt like I made good laps. I executed what we talked about, but we were a little off. It was not good to start that far behind the eight ball.”

Scelzi rebounded from the slow start to the night. He placed second in a heat race to start the main event on the outside of the sixth row.

“We had a really, really good car where I could maneuver through the field,” he said. “It was pretty gradual. There was a long green flag run and we got up to second when we had a restart with five laps to go. I had one shot at the leader, but it wouldn’t have been a clean slider so I didn’t go for it.”

Scelzi finished with a runner-up result, which marked his 18th top five of the season. Here is a link to watch the main event:

“I feel like I’m racing people better,” he said. “The first few times when I got podiums I started toward the front and I didn’t have to pass anybody. Coming from 12th to second was a good confidence boost.

“I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for the opportunity and Eric, Cory, Brent and Todd for their help.”

Scelzi is scheduled to return to his family owned sprint car this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.