Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2020) – Dominic Scelzi scored a podium finish at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday night.
Scelzi tackled the 360ci winged sprint car division and made progress throughout the night in preparation for the upcoming 360 Knoxville Nationals.
“We worked out some bugs throughout the night and figured out where we need to be better,” he said. “We qualified strong. In the heat race we had a little stumble on the start. It cost us a spot, but we were able to make it back to fourth.”
Scelzi timed in fifth quickest in his group. A fourth-place run in the heat race lined Scelzi up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.
“We fixed the stumble for the main event and were able to go from 11 th to third,” he said. “The car felt really good. We had good speed. There’s some small things we have to work on to dial in for the 360 Nationals, but I was really pleased with last Saturday.”
The third-place effort marked Scelzi’s 11th top five of the season.
His focus now shifts to four straight Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 races this weekend. It begins on Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., for the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race. Next up is a race on Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, before Knoxville Raceway hosts an event on Saturday. Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., re-opens on Sunday.
This weekend will be Scelzi’s debut at Plymouth Dirt Track and at Huset’s Speedway. Both events pay at least $20,000 to win.
“I’m super excited,” he said. “The last time we ran with the All Stars we had some good runs. Any time you can run four nights in a row it seems you can get some momentum going. I feel like I can get around Knoxville well and I feel comfortable at 34 Raceway. Hopefully we can make all four nights really successful.”
QUICK RESULTS –
July 25 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 3 (11).
SEASON STATS –
33 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., for the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; Friday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1