Category Archives: Gary Scelzi Motorsports

Giovanni Scelzi Reaches New Heights in Second Season Racing Sprint Cars

Giovanni Scelzi Reaches New Heights in Second Season Racing Sprint Cars

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi took another leap forward in 2017 during only his second season racing a sprint car.

Scelzi scored five feature victories and finished second in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings – only one point out of first – this season. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Reaches New Heights in Second Season Racing Sprint Cars

Dominic Scelzi Nets Three Wins and Other Big Moments in 2017

Dominic Scelzi Nets Three Wins and Other Big Moments in 2017

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi produced a number of monumental moments during his 2017 campaign.

Scelzi earned a trio of feature victories, including winning two of the biggest 360ci winged sprint car events in California and garnering his first career win outside of his home state. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Nets Three Wins and Other Big Moments in 2017

Dominic Scelzi Closes Season With Top-10 Result at Copper Classic

Dominic Scelzi Closes Season With Top-10 Result at Copper Classic

Inside Line Promotions – QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 28, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi capped a successful season by scoring a top-10 finish last weekend during the Copper Classic.

Scelzi was driving for the Van Lare Family for the first time this season during the ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader hosted by Arizona Speedway. The action began on Friday when Scelzi qualified 17th quickest. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Closes Season With Top-10 Result at Copper Classic

Dominic Scelzi Teaming Up With Van Lare Family for Copper Classic This Weekend

Dominic Scelzi Teaming Up With Van Lare Family for Copper Classic This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi will make his season debut with the Van Lare Family this weekend during his season finale at the Copper Classic, which is an ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader hosted by Arizona Speedway.

Scelzi and the team will compete at the 3/8-mile oval located in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Friday and Saturday. It will mark his second visit to the track after he scored a 15th-place finish there earlier this year during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show.

“I remember the track was wide and built a big cushion early,” he said. “When you race with the World of Outlaws it’s a lot of different than any other series. I think the one night of experience will help and running back-to-back nights this weekend will help.”

Scelzi has made several starts in the Van Lare No. 5v, most recently during the 2016 Trophy Cup.

“I ran a handful of shows for them last year,” he said. “I think we have three top fives together so we’ve had some success racing with each other.

“Being able to jump into different cars so much last year and running the No. 17 car this year helped me adapt to different race cars. The Van Lare’s car is similar to our car. I’m looking forward to that because I know what to expect. It should be second nature jumping in the car with them. I’d love nothing more than to get the first win with them this weekend.”

Dominic Scelzi Highlights Strong Performance at Stockton With Victory

Dominic Scelzi Highlights Strong Performance at Stockton With Victory

Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi loves racing at Stockton Dirt Track and last Saturday was a great indicator why.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team won the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the Tribute to Gary Patterson event and was in contention to capture the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series main event as well until a late-race crash. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Highlights Strong Performance at Stockton With Victory

Giovanni Scelzi Places Fourth During KWS-NARC Season Finale at Stockton

Giovanni Scelzi Places Fourth During KWS-NARC Season Finale at Stockton

Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi recorded his 19th top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track during the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season finale.
Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Places Fourth During KWS-NARC Season Finale at Stockton

Giovanni Scelzi Aiming for KWS-NARC Championship Saturday at Stockton

Giovanni Scelzi Aiming for KWS-NARC Championship Saturday at Stockton

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi enters his final race of the season in the hunt for the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship.

Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports team are only three points out of the lead heading into Saturday’s Tribute to Gary Patterson at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Aiming for KWS-NARC Championship Saturday at Stockton

Dominic Scelzi Confident Entering Tribute to Gary Patterson Saturday at Stockton

Dominic Scelzi Confident Entering Tribute to Gary Patterson Saturday at Stockton

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi is taking a suitcase full of confidence into his final event of the season.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team will compete in both the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour classes this Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the Tribute to Gary Patterson. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Confident Entering Tribute to Gary Patterson Saturday at Stockton

Scelzi Returning to Australia to Compete for World Series Sprintcars Championship

Scelzi Returning to Australia to Compete for World Series Sprintcars Championship

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi is pleased to announce that he will return to Australia this winter to compete for the World Series Sprintcars championship.

Scelzi will head overseas to drive for Wormall Motorsport during the 14-race series that invades 10 tracks in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and West Australia from Dec. 26 to Feb. 25. The team will also participate in several marquee events, including the Kings Challenge, President’s Cup and Scott Darley Classic to name a few.

“To be able to compete at the highest level down there is going to be exciting,” he said. “It will be a challenge because it’s the best guys there are. My game has to be on.

“My goal is to win the championship. The Rookie of the Year Award would be cool, but I want to go down there and compete to win the championship. James McFadden and Jamie Veal are two of the toughest guys to beat in Australia and guys I’ve raced with this year in the United States.”

Scelzi made his Australia debut throughout the 2016-17 offseason when he drove for Wormall Motorsport. He helped lead Team USA to the Origin of Speed victory, placed sixth during a preliminary night of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic and recorded two podiums, three top fives and four top 10s to finish tied for third place in the USA vs. WA Sprintcar Speedweek standings.

“I want to thank the Wormall Family for bringing me back,” he said. “They are like a second family to me. I look forward to getting down there, spending time with them and racing with them.”

Scelzi is off this weekend before returning to action on Nov. 4 at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour. It will be his second-to-final weekend of racing in the United States this season.

Giovanni Scelzi Charges From 23rd to Ninth During First Career Trophy Cup A Main

Giovanni Scelzi Charges From 23rd to Ninth During First Career Trophy Cup A Main

Inside Line Promotions – TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi had one of the fastest race cars last weekend during the 24th annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Unfortunately, luck wasn’t on his side during preliminary A Mains on Thursday and Friday.

The three-day event, which featured approximately 90 drivers, began with Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports team setting quick time during group qualifying on Thursday. Scelzi then powered from sixth to third place in a heat race to earn enough points to lock into the 10th starting position of the main event. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Charges From 23rd to Ninth During First Career Trophy Cup A Main

Dominic Scelzi Achieves Goal by Entering Trophy Cup A Main as High-Points Driver

Dominic Scelzi Achieves Goal by Entering Trophy Cup A Main as High-Points Driver

Inside Line Promotions – TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi was exactly where he wanted to be entering the 24th annual Trophy Cup A Main on Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team ranked No. 1 out of approximately 90 drivers at the marquee event. That locked him into the main event that featured a 20-car inversion, which lined him up on the outside of the 10th row for the 50-lap showdown.

“To be the high-point guy was huge,” he said. “It was a dream come true and would have been a dream come true to win it, but overall we’ve come a long way.” Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Achieves Goal by Entering Trophy Cup A Main as High-Points Driver

Giovanni Scelzi Not Returning to Roth Motorsports No. 83jr Next Year

Giovanni Scelzi Not Returning to Roth Motorsports No. 83jr Next Year

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi will not return to the Roth Motorsports No. 83jr winged sprint car next season.

“I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as Todd Ventura and everyone associated with Roth Motorsports for a tremendous opportunity,” Scelzi said. “I’ve learned a lot and grown a lot while racing for their team. Our focus is on capturing a championship to wrap up this partnership the best way possible.” Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Not Returning to Roth Motorsports No. 83jr Next Year

Lasoski Excited to Team Up With Gary Scelzi Motorsports for Trophy Cup

Lasoski Excited to Team Up With Gary Scelzi Motorsports for Trophy Cup

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2017) – Hall of Fame driver Danny Lasoski will pilot a sprint car for Gary Scelzi Motorsports this weekend during the 24th annual Trophy Cup.

It will mark Lasoski’s first-ever appearance at the famed event, which is held this Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and it’s his first time driving for Scelzi.
Continue reading Lasoski Excited to Team Up With Gary Scelzi Motorsports for Trophy Cup

Giovanni Scelzi Rallies From Heat Race Crash to Post Top 10 in KWS-NARC A Main

Giovanni Scelzi Rallies From Heat Race Crash to Post Top 10 in KWS-NARC A Main

Inside Line Promotions – HANFORD, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi overcame a rough ride last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway to remain within striking distance of the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship.

Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports team got upside down in a heat race before rebounding to post a top-10 finish in the main event. Scelzi ranks second in the championship standings by only three points with one race remaining.

“The track was so rough and challenging,” he said. “In the heat race the curb was massive in turns one and two. I hit it and biked and got upside down. You’re racing so hard to make the dash and you make a mistake and that’s what happens.”

Scelzi opened the night by qualifying fourth quickest. He was running third in the heat race when the incident on the final lap resulted in a crash. The team thrashed to repair the damage prior to the B Main, which Scelzi won from the pole to lock into the 14th starting position in the main event.

“I got up to ninth within the first half of the race,” he said. “There was a restart where everyone got bottled up and I gained quite a few spots. I was pushing pretty hard to get as many spots as I could and I got up to sixth. There was a minefield of holes going into turn three. I hit one and slid off the track. I fell back to 12th and drove back up to eighth by the end of the race. I tried to salvage what I could.”

Scelzi’s eighth-place finish was his 26th top 10 of the season and it keeps him in contention for his first career King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series title, which will be decided on Nov. 4 at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.

Here is a link to watch last Saturday’s main event: https://youtu.be/LMMCo9a1LGw.

Scelzi will return to action this Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 24th annual Trophy Cup.

Dominic Scelzi Stymied by Bad Luck During KWS-NARC Event

Dominic Scelzi Stymied by Bad Luck During KWS-NARC Event

Inside Line Promotions – HANFORD, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi was on pace to score his first King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series victory of the season last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway.

Unfortunately, a mechanical problem near the midpoint of the race ended the night early for Scelzi while he was leading the event. Continue reading Dominic Scelzi Stymied by Bad Luck During KWS-NARC Event

Scelzi Produces Runner-Up Result at Ocean Speedway With KWS-NARC Series

Scelzi Produces Runner-Up Result at Ocean Speedway With KWS-NARC Series

Inside Line Promotions – WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi earned his seventh podium of the season and his fourth top-five result in the last five races on Friday at Ocean Speedway.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team kicked off the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series event by qualifying ninth quickest around the bullring. Continue reading Scelzi Produces Runner-Up Result at Ocean Speedway With KWS-NARC Series

Giovanni Scelzi Reclaims KWS-NARC Points Lead After Top 10 at Ocean

Giovanni Scelzi Reclaims KWS-NARC Points Lead After Top 10 at Ocean

Inside Line Promotions – WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi has reclaimed the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series points lead with only two races remaining.

Scelzi guided the Roth Motorsports team to a ninth-place finish last Friday at Ocean Speedway, which marked his 25th top 10 of the season. The result was good enough to give Scelzi a one-point lead in the championship standings. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Reclaims KWS-NARC Points Lead After Top 10 at Ocean

Giovanni Scelzi Excited to Continue Chase for KWS-NARC Championship

Giovanni Scelzi Excited to Continue Chase for KWS-NARC Championship

Inside Line Promotions – CHICO, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi is in the thick of a tight points battle as the 2017 season is winding down.

Scelzi and Roth Motorsports will return to action this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series. Scelzi is second in the championship standings – only five points out of the lead – with three races remaining on the schedule. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Excited to Continue Chase for KWS-NARC Championship

Scelzi Scores 10th Top-Five Finish of Season During Fall Nationals

Scelzi Scores 10th Top-Five Finish of Season During Fall Nationals

Inside Line Promotions – CHICO, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi earned his 10th top-five finish of the season last Friday during the opening round of the Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway.

The event began on Friday for Scelzi and his Roth Motorsports, family owned team with the eighth-quickest qualifying time in their group. That lined Scelzi up on the pole of a heat race, which he won to lock into the dash. A third-place result in the dash started Scelzi on the inside of the second row for the A Main. Continue reading Scelzi Scores 10th Top-Five Finish of Season During Fall Nationals