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Giovanni Scelzi Surpasses Jeff Gordon’s Record for Youngest Driver to Make Knoxville Nationals A Main

Giovanni Scelzi Surpasses Jeff Gordon’s Record for Youngest Driver to Make Knoxville Nationals A Main

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2018) – Giovanni Scelzi continues to capture attention as he became the youngest driver to earn a starting spot into the famed Knoxville Nationals last weekend.

The 16-year-old bested the previous mark by Jeff Gordon, who had recently turned 18-years-old when he set the record in 1989.

“It’s the hardest race of the year to make and the biggest race,” Scelzi said. “It blew away expectations for me. You try to go into every race with the same mindset, but at the Knoxville Nationals you can’t treat it the same because the best drivers in the world are there. There’s not a tougher race in the world. To lock in and be one of the top 16, it was cool to be a part of. I wanted to run last year at Knoxville and the age thing didn’t let me. To beat Jeff Gordon’s record, which stood for 29 years, was really cool.” Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Surpasses Jeff Gordon’s Record for Youngest Driver to Make Knoxville Nationals A Main

Dominic Scelzi Earns First Career Knoxville Win to Lock Into Knoxville Nationals for First Time

Dominic Scelzi Earns First Career Knoxville Win to Lock Into Knoxville Nationals for First Time

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2018) – The 58 th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores couldn’t have been much more emotional for Dominic Scelzi, whose roller coaster ride shifted from heartbreak to triumph during sprint car racing’s marquee event last weekend at Knoxville Raceway.

The spectacle began on Wednesday at the half-mile oval, where Scelzi qualified 23rd quickest after going out late among the more than 40 competitors. He then won a heat race from the fourth starting position to move into 11th in points, which lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the A Main. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Earns First Career Knoxville Win to Lock Into Knoxville Nationals for First Time

Dominic Scelzi Charges to Top 10 During 360 Knoxville Nationals

Dominic Scelzi Charges to Top 10 During 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions – OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 7, 2018) – Dominic Scelzi recorded a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend during the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Scelzi kicked off the marquee event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Thursday by qualifying 12th quickest out of 43 drivers after a mechanical problem early in the night prevented him from competing in hot laps. He then placed fifth in a heat race before rallying from sixth to second place in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Charges to Top 10 During 360 Knoxville Nationals

Giovanni Scelzi Posts Top 10 During 360 Knoxville Nationals Debut

Giovanni Scelzi Posts Top 10 During 360 Knoxville Nationals Debut

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2018) – Giovanni Scelzi enjoyed a successful weekend at Knoxville Raceway, which hosted the 28 th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and the 7th annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

Scelzi guided the Bernie Stuebgen owned No. 71 sprint car to a top five during 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary action and a seventh-place run out of more than 90 competitors during the finale before capping the weekend with an 11th-place finish out of 67 drivers during the Capitani Classic. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Posts Top 10 During 360 Knoxville Nationals Debut

Giovanni Scelzi Scores First Career Podium Finish at Knoxville Raceway

Giovanni Scelzi Scores First Career Podium Finish at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 31, 2018) – Giovanni Scelzi earned his career-best result at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday when he posted a podium finish.

Scelzi did double duty in the Bernie Stuebgen ride by competing in both the 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car divisions for the first time in his career.

Scelzi qualified fifth quickest in his Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions group before placing fifth in a heat race. That relegated him to the B Main, which he won to transfer into the back of the main event. That was a feat in itself as more than 50 drivers vied for one of the 24 feature positions. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Scores First Career Podium Finish at Knoxville Raceway

Dominic Scelzi Riding Wave of Momentum Into Knoxville Nationals

Dominic Scelzi Riding Wave of Momentum Into Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 30, 2018) – Dominic Scelzi is exactly where he wants to be entering two of the biggest weeks of the season.

Scelzi has momentum on his side as his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team has powered to a pair of feature victories and posted two top 10s with the Arctic Cat Circuit of Champions in a nine-day stretch.

“My confidence is through the roof right now,” he said. “We’re coming off two wins in the last 10 days and two great runs with the All Stars.” Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Riding Wave of Momentum Into Knoxville Nationals

Giovanni Scelzi Tackling All Star Races at Knoxville Raceway and 34 Raceway

Giovanni Scelzi Tackling All Star Races at Knoxville Raceway and 34 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (July 24, 2018) – Giovanni Scelzi will return to Iowa this weekend for a pair of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen are scheduled to compete on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville and on Sunday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington.

“I’d like to be inside the top 10 on Saturday and hopefully contend for the win on Sunday,” Scelzi said. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Tackling All Star Races at Knoxville Raceway and 34 Raceway

Dominic Scelzi Victorious at Jackson and Charges Forward at Knoxville

Dominic Scelzi Victorious at Jackson and Charges Forward at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 23, 2018) – Dominic Scelzi highlighted last weekend by earning his third feature victory of the season and his first career at Jackson Motorplex on Friday.

The busy weekend began on Thursday at Bloomfield Speedway in Bloomfield, Iowa, where Scelzi piloted a sprint car for Scott Bonar during the Sprint Invaders show. Unfortunately, mechanical problems during the heat race ended the night early for the team. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Victorious at Jackson and Charges Forward at Knoxville

Giovanni Scelzi Moves Forward in Brad Doty Classic Before Making Two Kings Royal Prelim A Mains

Giovanni Scelzi Moves Forward in Brad Doty Classic Before Making Two Kings Royal Prelim A Mains

Inside Line Promotions – ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 18, 2018) – Giovanni Scelzi took another step forward in his young sprint car career last week by making three of four A Mains with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, which featured approximately 50 competitors each night.

Scelzi and the Indy Race Parts backed, Bernie Stuebgen owned team opened the busy week last Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, during the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic. Scelzi qualified 10th quickest in his group before a fourth-place result in both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown locked him into the main event. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Moves Forward in Brad Doty Classic Before Making Two Kings Royal Prelim A Mains

Dominic Scelzi Set for Races in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin This Weekend

Dominic Scelzi Set for Races in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions – ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 17, 2018) – Dominic Scelzi is eyeing four races in three days in three different states this weekend.

Scelzi will venture to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for a special $5,000-to-win show with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series this Friday. He will then head to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he will race in both the 410ci and 360ci sprint car divisions before wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the IRA Sprint Car Series. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Set for Races in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin This Weekend

Giovanni Scelzi Tackling Brad Doty Classic and Kings Royal This Week

Giovanni Scelzi Tackling Brad Doty Classic and Kings Royal This Week

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (July 10, 2018) – Giovanni Scelzi is invading Ohio this week for a pair of marquee World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen are scheduled to compete on Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica during the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic as well as Thursday through Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg during the 35th annual Kings Royal. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Tackling Brad Doty Classic and Kings Royal This Week

Dominic Scelzi Garners Pair of Top-Five Finishes at Cedar Lake Speedway

Dominic Scelzi Garners Pair of Top-Five Finishes at Cedar Lake Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (July 9, 2018) – Dominic Scelzi posted a pair of top-five finishes last Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

Scelzi did double duty on Saturday during the final night of a doubleheader at the oval, where the action began on Friday with a 21st-place qualifying result, a sixth-place heat race run and a 21st-place A Main showing. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Garners Pair of Top-Five Finishes at Cedar Lake Speedway

Giovanni Scelzi Learns Throughout World of Outlaws Event at Knoxville

Giovanni Scelzi Learns Throughout World of Outlaws Event at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 3, 2018) – Giovanni Scelzi was consistent last weekend at Knoxville Raceway during the Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen started the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader on Friday by qualifying seventh quickest in their group before advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race to lock into the ninth starting position for the A Main, which only the top 24 of the 40 drivers on hand qualified for. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Learns Throughout World of Outlaws Event at Knoxville

Dominic Scelzi Ready for Return to Cedar Lake Speedway This Weekend

Dominic Scelzi Ready for Return to Cedar Lake Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 3, 2018) – Dominic Scelzi has a couple of races in Wisconsin on tap this weekend.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports backed team will tackle the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond.

“I’m excited to get back to Cedar Lake,” he said. “We’ve raced there a few times and finished sixth there during a 360 show a couple of years ago.” Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Ready for Return to Cedar Lake Speedway This Weekend

Giovanni Scelzi Fast During Debut at Knoxville Raceway

Giovanni Scelzi Fast During Debut at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 26, 2018) – Giovanni Scelzi made his Knoxville Raceway debut last Saturday after wet weather hampered the final few races of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

The Bernie Stuebgen owned No. 71 ventured west to the famed half-mile oval on Saturday, where Scelzi competed at ‘The Sprint Car Capital of the World’ for the first time. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Fast During Debut at Knoxville Raceway

Dominic Scelzi Bound for Knoxville Raceway This Weekend

Dominic Scelzi Bound for Knoxville Raceway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions – BEAVER DAM, Wis. (June 25, 2018) – Dominic Scelzi will tackle a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Knoxville Raceway this weekend.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports backed team are scheduled to compete on Friday and Saturday at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa. He has recorded a top-10 finish at the track during each of the last two years.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Knoxville,” he said. “It’s a great track and facility. Plus, it’s important to get more laps there before the Knoxville Nationals in August.” Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Bound for Knoxville Raceway This Weekend

Giovanni Scelzi Picks Up Pair of Top 10s During First Half of Ohio Sprint Speedweek

Giovanni Scelzi Picks Up Pair of Top 10s During First Half of Ohio Sprint Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions – ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 19, 2018) – Giovanni Scelzi is turning heads during the first half of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

The 16-year-old has earned two heat race wins, a dash victory and a pair of top-10 feature finishes during the first four rounds of the nine-race Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions spectacle. He currently ranks seventh in the Speedweek standings.

“I think it’s been pretty good,” he said. “I’ve made a few mistakes, but that’s how it goes. We’ve been fast everywhere so it’s been good.” Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Picks Up Pair of Top 10s During First Half of Ohio Sprint Speedweek

Dominic Scelzi Produces Two Top 10s in North Dakota With World of Outlaws

Dominic Scelzi Produces Two Top 10s in North Dakota With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions – MINOT, N.D. (June 19, 2018) – Dominic Scelzi captured a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend in North Dakota with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The action began on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks during the Northern Tour. Scelzi went out late to qualify and ended up with the 18 th quickest time in his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported No. 41s.

“We were buried in the pill draw,” he said. “We went out third to last and it really hurt us. I think Brad Sweet was the only one who put down a great lap after going out late.” Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Produces Two Top 10s in North Dakota With World of Outlaws

Dominic Scelzi Earns Hard Charger Award During AGCO Jackson Nationals Finale

Dominic Scelzi Earns Hard Charger Award During AGCO Jackson Nationals Finale

Inside Line Promotions – JACKSON, Minn. (June 12, 2018) – Dominic Scelzi’s first event during his summer excursion to the Midwest was a success last weekend at Jackson Motorplex.

Scelzi posted a top 10 during preliminary action before garnering the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars during the finale of the 40 th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, a marquee event with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series that showcased more than 40 competitors. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Earns Hard Charger Award During AGCO Jackson Nationals Finale

Giovanni Scelzi Ready for Ohio Sprint Speedweek Debut This Weekend

Giovanni Scelzi Ready for Ohio Sprint Speedweek Debut This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (June 11, 2018) – Giovanni Scelzi is excited to embark upon his first career Ohio Sprint Speedweek this weekend.

Scelzi will drive for Bernie Stuebgen and the Indy Race Parts team in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions spectacle, which showcases nine straight days of racing.

“Up to this point it’s just been me and Bernie,” Scelzi said. “We brought in a new guy so that takes some pressure off, which is really nice going into Speedweek. The goals are the same as every race; make every feature, be on the pace and hopefully run in the top half of the field.”

The action begins on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Scelzi charged from 15th to fifth during his debut on May 25. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Ready for Ohio Sprint Speedweek Debut This Weekend