Category Archives: Gary Scelzi Motorsports

Giovanni Scelzi Teaming Up With BDS Motorsports for Midwest Doubleheader This Weekend

Giovanni Scelzi Teaming Up With BDS Motorsports for Midwest Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions – WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi is returning to the Midwest this weekend to drive for Bryan Sundby.

Scelzi and the BDS Motorsports team will compete on Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. It will be Scelzi’s debut at both tracks. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Teaming Up With BDS Motorsports for Midwest Doubleheader This Weekend

Scelzi Earns Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year Award

Scelzi Earns Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year Award

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi is all smiles following his first-ever appearance at the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store.

Scelzi captured the coveted Rookie of the Year Award and he posted his first career top-five result last weekend at Knoxville Raceway during the Speed Sport Challenge event, which featured some of the top drivers from the United States, Canada and Australia. Continue reading Scelzi Earns Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year Award

Scelzi Excited to Tackle Knoxville Nationals After Capitani Classic Charge

Scelzi Excited to Tackle Knoxville Nationals After Capitani Classic Charge

Inside Line Promotions – OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 9, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi feels as good as he ever has entering the famed Knoxville Nationals.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team will tackle the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store, which is held this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. Continue reading Scelzi Excited to Tackle Knoxville Nationals After Capitani Classic Charge

Scelzi Scores Eighth-Place Finish During Debut at Jackson Motorplex

Scelzi Scores Eighth-Place Finish During Debut at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions – MASON CITY, Iowa (July 31, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi posted a top-10 finish during his debut at Jackson Motorplex last Friday.

The night began when the family owned, Roth Motorsports sponsored team qualified fourth quickest at the half-mile oval. Scelzi then finished where he started – fifth – in a heat race, which was one spot shy of making the feature inversion. He started the main event on the inside of the seventh row. Continue reading Scelzi Scores Eighth-Place Finish During Debut at Jackson Motorplex

Scelzi Captures Sprint Invaders Win in Iowa for First Career Triumph Outside Home State

Scelzi Captures Sprint Invaders Win in Iowa for First Career Triumph Outside Home State

Inside Line Promotions – DUBUQUE, Iowa (July 26, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi recorded his first career feature victory outside of his home state of California on Tuesday evening when he made his debut at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports backed team kicked off the Sprint Invaders event by charging from sixth to second place during a heat race. That earned a spot in the dash, in which Scelzi advanced from third to second place. The feature redraw lined him up on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap main event.
Continue reading Scelzi Captures Sprint Invaders Win in Iowa for First Career Triumph Outside Home State

Scelzi Ends Only Three Positions Shy of Making the Kings Royal A Main

Scelzi Ends Only Three Positions Shy of Making the Kings Royal A Main

Inside Line Promotions – ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 18, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi is pleased with the speed his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team showcased throughout a pair of premier World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events in Ohio last week.

“I’m happy with our speed,” he said. “At the end of the day we did a good job.” Continue reading Scelzi Ends Only Three Positions Shy of Making the Kings Royal A Main

Giovanni Scelzi Regains King of the West-NARC Points Lead After Career-Best Finish at Ocean Speedway

Giovanni Scelzi Regains King of the West-NARC Points Lead After Career-Best Finish at Ocean Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – WATSONVILLE, Calif. (July 18, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi recorded his career-best result at Ocean Speedway last Saturday to regain the lead in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings with only four races remaining this season.

Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports team opened the night by qualifying seventh quickest at the bullring. Scelzi then maneuvered from third to win a heat race and earn a spot in the dash. He finished where he started – sixth – in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the third row. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Regains King of the West-NARC Points Lead After Career-Best Finish at Ocean Speedway

Scelzi Set for Marquee World of Outlaws Events at Cedar Lake, Attica and Eldora

Scelzi Set for Marquee World of Outlaws Events at Cedar Lake, Attica and Eldora

Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (July 5, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi is gearing up for several marquee events with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Scelzi will compete this Friday and Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown before tackling the Brad Doty Classic next Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, July 13-15.

“I’ve got a lot of confidence from our win at Calistoga Speedway (in Calistoga, Calif.) a week ago,” he said. “I think our program is better and I’m driving better so I’m very excited.”

Scelzi made his debut at all three tracks last season and he recorded a variety of results. He placed sixth in a 360ci winged sprint car race at Cedar Lake Speedway, where he also posted a 17th-place finish with the World of Outlaws. Scelzi charged from 18th to sixth during his most recent of two career races at Attica Raceway Park and he finished ninth during his first of four races at Eldora Speedway.

“I think the biggest thing for me as a driver is the wow factor is gone being that I’ve been to these tracks,” he said. “I’ve run these big races before. I understand the severity of qualifying. I think my driving has been a lot better this year. I have high hopes for all of them. At the end of the day if I could make the A Main in all of these races that would be an outstanding week of racing.”

Scelzi competed once last weekend when he ran into mechanical problems during a heat race at Stockton Dirt Track on Sunday. He and the Nick McColloch owned team were unable to finish the heat race and did not start the B Main.

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Giovanni Scelzi Earns Podium at Keller Auto Speedway to Remain in KWS-NARC Championship Hunt

Giovanni Scelzi Earns Podium at Keller Auto Speedway to Remain in KWS-NARC Championship Hunt

Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (July 5, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi produced his eighth podium of the season last Saturday during a King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series event at Keller Auto Speedway.

The third-place finish brought Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports team within one point of the lead in the championship standings with only a half dozen races remaining this season. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Earns Podium at Keller Auto Speedway to Remain in KWS-NARC Championship Hunt

Scelzi Records Biggest Win of His Career During California Dirt Classic at Calistoga

Scelzi Records Biggest Win of His Career During California Dirt Classic at Calistoga

Inside Line Promotions – CALISTOGA, Calif. (June 28, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi captured the biggest win of his career last Saturday when he claimed the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the California Dirt Classic at Calistoga Speedway.

The win netted Scelzi a career-best payday of $10,500 plus a $500 bonus from Kyle Larson Racing thanks to his car owner, Nick McColloch, supporting the series.

“It was a rock solid night,” Scelzi said. “We were able to qualify well. We had a lot of speed.” Continue reading Scelzi Records Biggest Win of His Career During California Dirt Classic at Calistoga

Giovanni Scelzi Nets Top Five at Calistoga During Debut on Half-Mile Track

Giovanni Scelzi Nets Top Five at Calistoga During Debut on Half-Mile Track

Inside Line Promotions – CALISTOGA, Calif. (June 28, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi captured a top-five finish in his first career sprint car race on a half-mile track last Saturday during his debut at Calistoga Speedway.

Scelzi opened the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series event by qualifying fourth quickest in his Roth Motorsports ride. He then advanced from third to second place in a heat race before ending ninth in the dash. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Nets Top Five at Calistoga During Debut on Half-Mile Track

Scelzi Earns Top 10 at Knoxville and Runner-Up Result at Angell Park

Scelzi Earns Top 10 at Knoxville and Runner-Up Result at Angell Park

Inside Line Promotions – SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (June 22, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi captured his best finish of the season last Sunday at Angell Park Speedway, where he garnered a runner-up result to cap a strong week of competition.

The action began a week ago Tuesday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., where Scelzi opened the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show by qualifying 13th quickest during his debut at the high-banked oval. He then placed fifth in a heat race to lock the family owned, Roth Motorsports backed team into the 17th starting position in the main event. Continue reading Scelzi Earns Top 10 at Knoxville and Runner-Up Result at Angell Park

Giovanni Scelzi Records Top Fives at Silver Dollar and Petaluma

Giovanni Scelzi Records Top Fives at Silver Dollar and Petaluma

Inside Line Promotions – PETALUMA, Calif. (June 19, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi produced a pair of top fives last weekend to give him 10 top-five finishes in 16 races this season.

Scelzi and Roth Motorsports kicked off the weekend on Friday during the David Tarter Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., where the team set quick time during qualifying. Scelzi then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race before maneuvering from fourth to third place in the dash. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Records Top Fives at Silver Dollar and Petaluma

Giovanni Scelzi Scores Second Straight KWS-NARC Win to Take Points Lead

Giovanni Scelzi Scores Second Straight KWS-NARC Win to Take Points Lead

Inside Line Promotions – TULARE, Calif. (June 12, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi continued his hot streak last Saturday when he secured his second straight King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series victory and his third win in the last four races to climb atop the championship standings.

Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports team kicked off the night at Thunderbowl Raceway by setting quick time during qualifying. Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Scores Second Straight KWS-NARC Win to Take Points Lead

Scelzi Posts Pair of Top 10s With World of Outlaws and All Stars in Iowa

Scelzi Posts Pair of Top 10s With World of Outlaws and All Stars in Iowa

Inside Line Promotions – WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (June 12, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi enjoyed a strong start to his summer in the Midwest last weekend when he earned a top-10 finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

“I thought it was awesome,” he said. “We were able to start off really strong at Knoxville. To be able to go third quick with the Outlaws, my best qualifying effort with them, was an accomplishment.” Continue reading Scelzi Posts Pair of Top 10s With World of Outlaws and All Stars in Iowa

Scelzi’s Summer in the Midwest Begins This Weekend at Knoxville Raceway and 34 Raceway

Scelzi’s Summer in the Midwest Begins This Weekend at Knoxville Raceway and 34 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (June 5, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi is embarking upon a three-month trip to race throughout the Midwest this summer.

The Roth Motorsports backed, family owned team will compete this Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Sunday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Continue reading Scelzi’s Summer in the Midwest Begins This Weekend at Knoxville Raceway and 34 Raceway

Giovanni Scelzi Charges to Third Win in the Last Month With KWS-NARC at Antioch

Giovanni Scelzi Charges to Third Win in the Last Month With KWS-NARC at Antioch

Inside Line Promotions – ANTIOCH, Calif. (June 5, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi earned his third feature victory in the last six races when he captured the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series event at Antioch Speedway last Saturday.

“It sounds cliché, but I can’t say enough about the people around me,” he said. “We have the best equipment, best engines and best people working on the car. The car is on every time we hit the track. I’m still learning so it makes it easier when my car is that good.” Continue reading Giovanni Scelzi Charges to Third Win in the Last Month With KWS-NARC at Antioch

Giovanni Scelzi Fresh Entering NARC-KWS Event at Antioch This Saturday

Giovanni Scelzi Fresh Entering NARC-KWS Event at Antioch This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (May 29, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi is healed following a week out of the seat.

Scelzi, whose left shoulder popped out of its socket during his most recent race on May 20, will return to the cockpit this Saturday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series.

“I’ve got full range of motion and no pain,” he said. “As long as I start working out and strengthen it I’ll be fine.”

Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports owned team enter this weekend’s race ranked third in the championship standings – only four points behind second place and 17 points out of the lead.

“With how many good guys that race the series I just need to finish races,” he said. “Finishing is a big part of points racing.”

Scelzi scored a runner-up result on April 23, 2016, during his first-ever race at Antioch Speedway. It was also only his second career sprint car start. He followed that up by placing third at the bullring last June.

“It can be really racy,” he said. “With how hot it is hopefully the track gets slick and wide enough to race. It’s a tight race track. I think it will be fun racing a 410 there because it’s close, door-to-door racing.”

Scelzi’s lone start at the track this season resulted in a crash during a heat race that ended his night early.

Scelzi Charges into Top Five – Twice – Before Bad Luck Strikes at Stockton

Scelzi Charges into Top Five – Twice – Before Bad Luck Strikes at Stockton

Inside Line Promotions – STOCKTON, Calif. (May 29, 2017) – Dominic Scelzi felt like he had a race-winning sprint car last Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track.

Scelzi, who has been victorious at the track twice during his career, kicked off the Sprint Car Challenge Tour by qualifying second quickest in his group and 13th overall out of 39 competitors while driving for Nick McColloch. Continue reading Scelzi Charges into Top Five – Twice – Before Bad Luck Strikes at Stockton

Scelzi Advances to Earn Eighth-Place Result at Thunderbowl Raceway

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.