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Giovanni Scelzi Powers to Win and Three Top Fives During Stout Weekend With World of Outlaws

Giovanni Scelzi Powers to Win and Three Top Fives During Stout Weekend With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions – LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (May 29, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi enjoyed the type of weekend most race car drivers dream of during Memorial Day Weekend.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen won the opening night of the Patriot Nationals on Friday, rebounded from a late-race flat tire to finish fifth in the Patriot Nationals finale on Saturday and captured a third-place outing on Monday during the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts. All three races were with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, giving Scelzi four top fives and eight top 10s in 14 World of Outlaws races this season. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Powers to Win and Three Top Fives During Stout Weekend With World of Outlaws

Giovanni Scelzi Captures Two Seventh-Place Results at Williams Grove

Giovanni Scelzi Captures Two Seventh-Place Results at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions – MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 21, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi scored a pair of seventh-place finishes last weekend at Williams Grove Speedway.

While the results were the same, the path was anything but similar during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Morgan Cup featuring more than 40 drivers. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Captures Two Seventh-Place Results at Williams Grove

Dominic Scelzi Earns Second-Place Finish During Peter Murphy Classic Opener

Dominic Scelzi Earns Second-Place Finish During Peter Murphy Classic Opener

Inside Line Promotions – TULARE, Calif. (May 20, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi captured a runner-up result last Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway during the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic, which featured more than 40 competitors in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion.

The action began with Scelzi driving a Roth Motorsports entry to the third quickest qualifying time in his group. He then won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row, which locked him into the dash.
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Giovanni Scelzi Maneuvers to Top 10 During World of Outlaws Race at Eldora

Giovanni Scelzi Maneuvers to Top 10 During World of Outlaws Race at Eldora

Inside Line Promotions – ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 14, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi earned a top-10 finish last Friday at Eldora Speedway, marking his best-ever result during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at the half-mile oval.

Scelzi guided the Bernie Steubgen owned sprint car to the seventh quickest qualifying time in his group as the 49 drivers were split into two groups. Scelzi then finished where he started – third – in a heat race to lock into the 14th starting position in the A Main. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Maneuvers to Top 10 During World of Outlaws Race at Eldora

Dominic Scelzi Set for Lincoln Debut Before Tackling Peter Murphy Classic

Dominic Scelzi Set for Lincoln Debut Before Tackling Peter Murphy Classic

Inside Line Promotions – ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 14, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi has four races scheduled in two states across the country from each other this week.

Scelzi will pilot his family owned No. 41s on Wednesday when he makes his debut at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., during the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Set for Lincoln Debut Before Tackling Peter Murphy Classic

Giovanni Scelzi Heading to Eldora Speedway for World of Outlaws Event

Giovanni Scelzi Heading to Eldora Speedway for World of Outlaws Event

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 7, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi is tackling a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Eldora Speedway this weekend.

Scelzi will pilot an Indy Race Parts sponsored sprint car owned by Bernie Stuebgen during the two-day event hosted by the high-banked oval near Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Heading to Eldora Speedway for World of Outlaws Event

Dominic Scelzi Rallies for Top-10 Result at Silver Dollar Speedway

Dominic Scelzi Rallies for Top-10 Result at Silver Dollar Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – CHICO, Calif. (May 7, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi highlighted last weekend’s doubleheader at Silver Dollar Speedway with an eighth-place outing on Friday.

Scelzi competed on both Friday and Saturday at the quarter-mile oval while driving for Roth Motorsports. He qualified sixth quickest out of 30-plus competitors and picked up a position to finish second in a heat race during Friday’s opener. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Rallies for Top-10 Result at Silver Dollar Speedway

Dominic Scelzi Earns Podium Finish at Thunderbowl Raceway

Dominic Scelzi Earns Podium Finish at Thunderbowl Raceway

Inside Line Promotions – TULARE, Calif. (May 1, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi continued his podium streak behind the wheel of a Roth Motorsports sprint car by maneuvering to a third-place result last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi qualified sixth quickest to start the night before he advanced from third to second place in a heat race. That narrowly missed a spot into the dash and lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.
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Giovanni Scelzi Captures Top 10 at Knoxville During Season Debut in Indy Race Parts No. 71

Giovanni Scelzi Captures Top 10 at Knoxville During Season Debut in Indy Race Parts No. 71

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 23, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi earned a top-10 result during his season debut in the Indy Race Parts backed No. 71 last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen headed west to tackle the season opener at the half-mile oval after weather wiped out races near the Indiana shop.

“It’s always great to get laps at Knoxville,” Scelzi said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t time in as well as we wanted and qualifying points are pretty valuable so that buried us.”

Scelzi qualified 10th quickest out of the 30-plus competitors. He then maneuvered from fourth to second place during a heat race to rank eighth in overall points. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

“The track had a big curb up top and was narrow on the bottom,” he said. “The race went green to checkered and I never got into a rhythm, but you can’t be upset because that was the toughest local competition you’ll get.

“It was productive. We had a brand new car with a fresh engine so there were a lot of variables. Everything went smooth. Plus, every time you go there it helps you. Running the bottom there takes a lot of laps. It’s a very fine line. So any time you get laps at Knoxville it’s very valuable.”

Scelzi is scheduled to return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday before making his debut at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., on Sunday with the BOSS Series.

Dominic Scelzi Powers to Runner-Up Result at Keller Auto Speedway

Dominic Scelzi Powers to Runner-Up Result at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – HANFORD, Calif. (April 23, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi earned his third podium finish of the season last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway.

Scelzi, who was piloting a Roth Motorsports sprint car, recorded a runner-up result. He has finished in the top three during all three starts this season with the team.

“It’s definitely something to be happy about,” he said. “We’ve shown speed and raced well every single night. For whatever reason the older I get the more I absolutely hate losing races. I felt like I had a real shot in the closing laps and wasn’t able to capitalize.”

The night began with a 10th-place qualifying run after Scelzi was the third-to-final driver to time in. He then won a heat race from the pole position to transfer into the dash.

“The race track did slow down for qualifying, but I felt like we left some on the table,” he said. “We did our job to get into the heat race inversion and we won the heat to get into the dash. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter how you get into the dash as long as you do.”

Scelzi maneuvered from sixth to third in the dash to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

“I got to second about 10 laps in,” he said. “I ran second a majority of the race. However, I wasn’t getting good restarts and I fell to third. The longer the runs went the better I was. I would have liked to see traffic because the yellows kind of hurt me. After D.J. Netto crashed with four laps to go I had a good restart. Carson (Macedo) and I were able to race for the win the last four laps.

“We went green and I slid him into turn one. Then he slid me into turn three. I followed him into turns one and two. He drove it off the top and came back and turned left. We were side by side and he slid me into turn three. We were side by side at the line. I tried to slide him again and he was able to drive around. Then I slid him into turn four and he turned under me coming to the white flag. I gave up too much trying to get around him. It’s hard to hang your head with second place, but it’s a good thing I’m not satisfied with second.”

Scelzi’s runner-up result gives him two podium finishes at Keller Auto Speedway this season.

Scelzi will return to action with Roth Motorsports this Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Dominic Scelzi Returns to Roth Motorsports Sprint Car Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway

Dominic Scelzi Returns to Roth Motorsports Sprint Car Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (April 17, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi will climb behind the wheel of a Roth Motorsports sprint car this Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway.

It will mark his third race of the season with the team and second at the oval in Hanford, Calif.

“I feel like we’ve come out of the box strong with the Roth team and I’m really excited to get back to the track,” he said. “I’m so grateful for Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura and everyone with the team for giving me the opportunity to drive top-notch race cars.”

Scelzi and the team were victorious during their most recent race together earlier this month when they won the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season opener at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif.

“When you drive for Roth Motorsports you know you’ll have a chance to contend for wins,” he said. “For us to win in our second start of the season and third career with the team was huge. I think we’ve got a lot of momentum and confidence, which is most of the battle when it comes to running well.”

Scelzi charged from 10th to third place at Keller Auto Speedway in February during his season debut with Roth Motorsports.

“That’s another confidence boost,” he said. “We had a great car and just got behind at the start of the night. I hit a couple of holes in qualifying, which buried us. I think if we can start the night strong we’ll be able to be in contention at the end of the night.”

Giovanni Scelzi Sweeps Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s Asparagus Cup at Stockton Dirt Track

Giovanni Scelzi Sweeps Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s Asparagus Cup at Stockton Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (April 15, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi is $25,000 richer after one of the most dominating weekends of his racing career.

Scelzi guided his family owned No. 41s to a sweep of the Asparagus Cup last weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track, which hosted the Sprint Car Challenge Tour event that paid $10,000 to win on Friday and $15,000 to win on Saturday. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Sweeps Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s Asparagus Cup at Stockton Dirt Track

Giovanni Scelzi Maneuvers to Top-10 Result During KWS-NARC Season Opener

Giovanni Scelzi Maneuvers to Top-10 Result During KWS-NARC Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions – BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (April 9, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi produced his fifth top-10 finish of the year during his debut in his family owned sprint car last Saturday at Kern County Raceway Park.

Scelzi maneuvered to a sixth-place outing at the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season opener. It marked the third different team he has captured a top-10 finish with in a dozen starts this year.

“When I go back to the Midwest next week hopefully we’ll be comfortable and can consistently run up front in Bernie Stuebgen’s car as well,” he said.

Last Saturday night began with Scelzi qualifying 12th quickest. That put him on the pole of a heat race, which he won to lock into the 12 th starting position for the main event. Scelzi made a couple of late passes to secure the sixth-place run.

“I was free on entry and tight on exit,” he said. “After the race we dynoed the left rear shock and it wasn’t right. I think if we started up front I could have hustled to a podium because 30 laps goes by quick when you’re hustling as hard as you can. We built a brand new car and that was the first night on it. You can’t expect much going out there like it. We’ve seen it on the track and talked about what was wrong with it so hopefully it will be better this week.”

Scelzi will return to action in his family owned sprint car this Friday and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., during the Asparagus Cup. He has earned a top-five finish at the track during each of the last two years.

Dominic Scelzi Victorious During KWS-NARC Season Opener at Kern County Raceway Park

Dominic Scelzi Victorious During KWS-NARC Season Opener at Kern County Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions – BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (April 8, 2019) – Saturday provided a sweet moment for Dominic Scelzi, who fulfilled a dream by winning during only his third career start driving a Roth Motorsports sprint car. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Victorious During KWS-NARC Season Opener at Kern County Raceway Park

Dominic Scelzi Pumped for KWS-NARC Season Opener Saturday

Dominic Scelzi Pumped for KWS-NARC Season Opener Saturday

Inside Line Promotions – PERRIS, Calif. (April 4, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi’s run toward the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship begins this weekend.

Scelzi will be behind the wheel of a Roth Motorsports entry on Saturday when the team invades Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., for the season opener. He finished third there last year during his debut at the track.

“We had a good run last year so I’m excited to get back there,” he said. “I know that Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura and everyone at Roth Motorsports is going to give me a great opportunity to contend this season so hopefully we can get it started on the right foot this Saturday.”

Scelzi wrapped up the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series spring swing through California last weekend. He opened the action on Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford by qualifying 31st quickest before a rally from eighth to fourth place in a heat race locked him into the main event. Scelzi closed the night by finishing 15 th in the A Main.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway during the SoCal Showdown. Scelzi timed in 24th quickest in qualifying. He again rallied in the heat race, powering from eighth to fifth place to garner a starting spot into the main event. However, he exited the race early after being caught up in an incident.

“Qualifying is so critical so we were behind the eight ball from the start of each night last weekend,” he said. “Our heat races went well both nights so that’s a positive we can take out of the weekend, but overall it was a weekend you put behind you and move onto the next opportunity.”

Giovanni Scelzi Scores Top-10 Result During Debut at Perris Auto Speedway

Giovanni Scelzi Scores Top-10 Result During Debut at Perris Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – PERRIS, Calif. (April 1, 2019) – Giovanni Scelzi capped his West Coast swing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series by recording a top-10 finish last Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Scores Top-10 Result During Debut at Perris Auto Speedway

Giovanni Scelzi Looking for Momentum During Next Opportunity to Compete

Giovanni Scelzi Looking for Momentum During Next Opportunity to Compete

Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (March 19, 2019) – Two California quarter miles are on tap for Giovanni Scelzi this weekend.

Scelzi and Roth Motorsports are scheduled to compete with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville during the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and on Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville during the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts.
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Dominic Scelzi Posts Top-Five Finish With World of Outlaws for Fourth Straight Season

Dominic Scelzi Posts Top-Five Finish With World of Outlaws for Fourth Straight Season

Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (March 18, 2019) – Dominic Scelzi scored his first top-five finish of the season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway.

The fifth-place run during the Silver Dollar Shootout presented by Reibes NAPA Auto Parts at the bullring in Chico, Calif., gives Scelzi at least one top-five result with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ for four consecutive seasons. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Posts Top-Five Finish With World of Outlaws for Fourth Straight Season