Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 30, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi rallied throughout the 42nd annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, where he overcame mechanical woes early in the weekend to tie for the most cars passed during the marquee event's finale at Jackson Motorplex.
"It was a hell of a recovery from a tough weekend," he said. "We made the show and moved forward in the race. I feel like from the moment we drove through the gate it was a struggle, but the guys kept working hard and we rebounded well by the end of it."
Scelzi battled mechanical problems throughout the two preliminary nights of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event. He finished seventh in the Last Chance Showdown during the opener and maneuvered from 14th to eighth in the LCS during Round 2 - both times being only a handful of positions shy of making the main event.
However, that changed on Saturday when Scelzi advanced from seventh to sixth place in a qualifier and from seventh to fourth place in the Last Chance Showdown.
"Before we went out they reworked the bottom," he said. "Everyone moved to the top so I was able to sneak into the show by running the bottom. I felt like the car was all right and we rolled around the track decent.
"In the main event I felt really good and racy. There were a couple of yellows that didn't fall my way. I passed a couple of guys when the yellow would come out and they'd get back in front of me. It didn't go my way, but we still were able to pass a lot of cars."
Scelzi charged from 24th to 15th and he was tied for the most positions gained during the race.
Next up is a trip to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., this Thursday through Saturday for the Independence Day Shootout with the World of Outlaws.
"I really like Cedar Lake," he said. "It's a place I enjoy going to. I've had good speed there. Usually that place gets really, really slick, which makes the racing fun. I'm hoping it gets slick and we can be contenders."
QUICK RESULTS -
June 25 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 37; Heat race: 7 (10); B Main: 7 (6).
June 26 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 9 (7); C Main: 2 (1); B Main: 8 (14).
June 27 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifier: 6 (7); B Main: 4 (7); Feature: 15 (24).
SEASON STATS -
25 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 19 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Thursday through Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the Independence Day Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS -
Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751
Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports
Roth Motorsports is a championship winning sprint car team formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com .
"Growing up in California the Roth car has always been the pinnacle of racing with their accomplishments in not only California but throughout the country," Scelzi said. "The friendship we have with Dennis and Teresa Roth and Todd Ventura is special. Any time we've needed anything they've gone above and beyond. It's a lot more than a motor sports partnership. It's a true and special friendship."
Scelzi would like to thank Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Whipple Superchargers, FK Rod Ends, Panella Trucking, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Sparco, Auto Meter and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.
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