Inside Line Promotions – HANFORD, Calif. (April 13, 2021) – Dominic Scelzi charged from 10th to second place last Saturday during the Dave Helm 410 Winged Sprintcar Classic hosted by Keller Auto Speedway.
The stout performance marked the fifth consecutive podium performance for Scelzi, who now has seven podiums in his last 10 races.
“This is definitely the best start to a year I’ve had,” he said. “I feel like we’re hitting on all eight cylinders. I feel like as a race team we’re building on every night since we started this year.”
The night featured a twin heat race format with Scelzi maneuvering from sixth to third place in his first heat race before he finished fourth in his second heat race.
“I felt like we’ve been really good the last month,” he said. “We went there with the goal to try to learn something. The track had a little more grip than usual. We were trying some stuff to make us better when the track is fast. We were pretty good during the first heat race and tried something for the second heat race. It was the wrong move.”
The heat race runs ranked Scelzi 10th in points to narrowly miss the dash and line up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.
“We tried something different for the main event,” he said. “On the outside row it’s really hard to start, especially that far back. We fell back and I got to the bottom. I was able to run my own race. A lot of guys moved to the top and we were really good around the bottom. We worked our way to second late and were extremely fast at the end of the race. We weren’t exactly where we needed to be, but we were good enough to go from 10 th to second.”
Scelzi is set to make his season debut at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., this Friday.
“We haven’t been on super short tracks this year so I’m looking forward to this weekend,” he said. “I’m hoping Watsonville will have a little more grip than what I’ve seen the last two weekends. We’ve had success at that track in the past so I’m excited to make our season debut there this weekend.”
QUICK RESULTS –
April 10 – Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. – Heat race #1: 3 (6); Heat race: 2: 4 (3); Feature: 2 (10).
SEASON STATS –
12 races, 4 wins, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 11 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.
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