Scelzi Advances to Earn Eighth-Place Result at Thunderbowl Raceway
Inside Line Promotions – TULARE, Calif. (May 24, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi recorded his fourth top-10 finish of the season last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway during a King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series event.
“We improved on our qualifying and that was a big key,” he said. “We went back to what I was doing last year and it worked.”
Scelzi timed in fifth quickest during qualifying in his Roth Motorsports supported, family owned sprint car. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for a heat race.
“We’re thinking a dirt clod got under the hood in the heat race because the engine would only idle at 5,000 RPMs,” he said. “It wouldn’t go low enough when I lifted for the engine to slow down so that was tough.”
Scelzi placed fourth in the heat race to lock into the 11th starting position for the main event.
“They reworked the race track, which was unfortunate,” he said. “It ended up being really fast and hooked up so passing was really tough. We were able to get by a couple of guys, but it was so tough to pass. You really had to have a good run going or they’d have to make a mistake to get by them.”
Scelzi posted an eighth-place result.
“It’s a big step in the right direction,” he said. “I’ve got my comfort back. We’ve got speed. This is the way it needs to be. I think we’re only going to get better.”
Scelzi will drive for Nick McColloch this Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.
“I’m really excited to get there,” Scelzi said. “I was fast in Nick’s car there during the season finale last year. I think it’s a good weekend to knock off our first win.”
He has earned two career 410ci winged sprint car wins at the track and has scored three top fives during 360 competition.