Gary Scelzi Racing–Scelzi Looking to Put Johnny Key Classic Result Behind Him After Rough Outing

Scelzi Looking to Put Johnny Key Classic Result Behind Him After Rough Outing

Inside Line Promotions – WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2014) – Dominic Scelzi is looking forward to getting back on the track following a frustrating ending to the 54th annual Johnny Key Classic on Saturday.

“I made two big mistakes I’m disappointed in making,” he said. “All I can do is go to the next race and hope for a better outcome.”

Scelzi kicked off the prestigious event at Ocean Speedway by qualifying 18th quickest, which lined him up fifth in a qualifier.

“On the start I got caught behind the guy in front of me and lost a position,” he said. “I gained a position back and was right behind Craig Stidham. I thought I was going to end up running fifth. I had moved around a lot on the race track to find a line that was better for me. On the last lap I went down to the bottom. I don’t really know what happened, but I got in and got to where I had cleared him almost. At that point I realized I might have been ahead enough where he could see me and I could slide up in front. I ended up taking him out and I feel horrible about it.”

Scelzi finished with a fourth-place result, which earned him a transfer into the back of the main event.

“The feature was really slick and wide,” he said. “I got to the top and got going. I passed six or seven cars in the first couple of laps. Entering turn three there was a car that looked like he was going to go to the bottom. He actually ended up sliding to the top. I was in a bad spot and got up over the cushion. When I did it turned me sideways and I ended upside down.”

Scelzi’s team changed the top wing, but was unable to replace the Jacob’s Ladder before the race resumed. He was credited with a 22nd-place result following the early flip.

He will take this weekend off before a 360ci race on Sept. 3 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. Scelzi will then compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the quarter-mile track on Sept. 5-6 during the Gold Cup.