Inside Line Promotions – SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (June 9, 2021) – Dominic Scelzi enjoyed a fast race car last weekend when he made his debut of driving for Mark Dobmeier.
Scelzi kicked off a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the Gerdau Presents the 1st Leg of the Northern Tour.
“We qualified 11th the first night,” he said. “It was the first time we got to hit the track at speed with hot laps being greasy. I felt good in the car and we knew what to do to make it better. Then we got rained out, which was a bummer.”
Scelzi ventured to Granite City Motor Park in Sauk Rapids, Minn., on Saturday for the GMC Select Dealers of Minnesota Presents the World of Outlaws. He qualified fourth quickest to begin his debut at the dirt track. That lined him up on the outside of the front row of a heat race.
“We were challenging for the lead and ended up taking the lead in the heat,” he said. “All of a sudden we really, really fell off. We came in and found out the right rear bleeder wasn’t turned on so that was an error on our part. It caused the right rear tire to grow substantially and we fell to fifth.”
Scelzi advanced a position to finish fifth in the qualifier, which started him on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.
“We felt pretty good in the qualifier,” he said. “Then in the feature I was running around eighth or ninth. We were right there running the top. When (Carson) Macedo and James (McFadden) got together I had nowhere to go. It was either smoke them or hit the wall and stop. I got into the fence and stopped. Luckily nothing was damaged and we restarted at the back. At that point it was hard to pass and we ended up 14th.”
The mid-race incident hampered the finishing result for Scelzi, but he is excited to return to the Dobmeier No. 13 during a trio of races at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., June 20-22.
Up next is a weekend in his family owned car this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the 35th annual Pombo/Sargent Classic and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 30th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Race with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series. Scelzi enters the weekend leading the championship standings.
“We won the last Pombo/Sargent Classic in the Roth car and we were running third when we broke at the last Dave Bradway Jr race so we’ve run well at both events,” he said. “We want to win the points championship, but we’re trying to win races. If we do that the points deal will take care of itself.”
QUICK RESULTS –
June 5 – Granite City Motor Park in Sauk Rapids, Minn. – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (2); Qualifier: 5 (6); Feature: 14 (9).
SEASON STATS –
25 races, 9 wins, 19 top fives, 23 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 24 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the 35th annual Pombo/Sargent Classic and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 30th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Race with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series