Giovanni Scelzi Reclaims KWS-NARC Points Lead After Top 10 at Ocean
Inside Line Promotions – WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi has reclaimed the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series points lead with only two races remaining.
Scelzi guided the Roth Motorsports team to a ninth-place finish last Friday at Ocean Speedway, which marked his 25th top 10 of the season. The result was good enough to give Scelzi a one-point lead in the championship standings.
“The game plan going into Friday night was to qualify good because points are hard to come by,” he said. “We did our job and got two bonus points.”
Scelzi opened the night by timing in third quickest overall. He then finished where he started – fourth – in a heat race to narrowly miss advancing into the dash.
“It was a really tough track to pass on,” he said. “The opportunity didn’t open up to get in the dash. The whole race track was really hooked up.”
Scelzi started the main event on the inside of the sixth row.
“The track was super fast and didn’t offer much passing,” he said. “On a place that tight you put yourself in bad positions even when you don’t think you do. I was up to seventh at one point and fell back to 10 th at another time. The track didn’t widen out enough to go anywhere.”
Scelzi battled for a top 10 throughout the A Main before he closed with a ninth-place result. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/NfITuUEdGwY.
“The big picture was to survive because there were people flipping,” he said. “I count it as a successful night.”
Scelzi will take the points lead into the next King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series event this Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.
“The remaining races are in Hanford and Stockton, which are two tracks I really enjoy,” he said. “We have a lot of quick times and some good results in Hanford. My confidence is high. It’s a place I’m really comfortable at. It’s probably the track I’ve raced at the most in my sprint car career.”
Scelzi has finished third and fifth, respectively, at Keller Auto Speedway this season.