Scelzi Contends for Top Five During Debut in Australia
Inside Line Promotions – KWINANA BEACH, Western Australia, Australia (Dec. 12, 2016) – Dominic Scelzi was certainly making a splash during his Australia debut last Saturday at Perth Motorplex, where he drove into the top five before a parts issue forced him to end the night early.
Scelzi kicked off the Salute to the General event by qualifying eighth quickest in the Wormall Motorsport entry. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the first of twin heat races.
“The bottom lane had grease so the start hurt us,” he said. “That put us behind a bit, but we picked up a position in the second heat race.”
Scelzi advanced from sixth to fifth place in his final heat race to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.
“In the main event the track was extremely hooked up around the bottom,” he said. “It was really rough. We lost brakes around Lap 2, but were able to battle for a top five most of the race.”
Scelzi was in contention for a top-five result before he pulled in during a red flag with approximately 12 laps remaining.
“It was a great night to get our feet wet and be introduced to sprint car racing in Australia,” he said. “I want to say thanks to everyone at Wormall Motorsport for the opportunity and I can’t wait to get back in the car to see our growth.”
Scelzi and Wormall Motorsport are scheduled to return to action this Friday at Perth Motorplex for the fourth Shannons Fast Series event for the season.