Dominic Scelzi Preparing for Pair of Non-Wing and Winged Sprint Car Shows to Close Season
Inside Line Promotions – HANFORD, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi has four races on tap next week when the 2019 season wraps up.
Scelzi will pilot his family owned non-wing sprint car Nov. 27-28 at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., during the 79th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix before they put the wings on for races Nov. 29-30 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., during the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region.
The two nights at Ventura Raceway will mark his first start in non-wing sprint cars in several years.
“I’ve run two non-wing races in my life,” he said. “I ran a CRA show at Ocean Speedway (in Watsonville, Calif.) in 2013 and a local race at Ventura Raceway in 2014. I ran second in Watsonville and fourth at Ventura. I remember the first time I didn’t feel comfortable, but we were fast. The second time we had motor issues until the main event. I think we started 18 th and ran it to fourth. I’m looking to have fun and enjoy the week with friends and family.”
Scelzi will follow the non-wing sprint car action with a pair of winged sprint car starts at an oval where he last raced in 2017. He placed eighth and 11th, respectively, during the Copper Classic that year.
“We were there in the VanLare car that year and we’ve raced at Arizona Speedway during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events once or twice,” he said. “Hopefully it’s a great surface and we can end the year on a high note.”
Scelzi ran into misfortune last Saturday when he drove for Nick McColloch at Keller Auto Speedway. The team timed in eighth quickest during qualifying before a runner-up result in a heat race lined Scelzi up 10 th for the A Main.
“We were all right in qualifying, but were a little snug,” he said. “In the heat race a steering problem started. It was really tight when we were turning right. We tried to help it for the main event, but the steering broke going into turn one on the opening lap.
“It didn’t end the way we wanted, but it was fun to get back together with Nick and Kerry. Maybe some day down the road we can team up together again when it’d work for everyone’s schedule.”