Inside Line Promotions - WEST FARGO, N.D. (Aug. 24, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi posted his season-best World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series result last Saturday during the Red River Rumble.
Scelzi capped a two-race weekend with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' in North Dakota by placing ninth at Red River Valley Speedway. It was his 23 rd overall top 10 of the season and second with the World of Outlaws.
"We were really, really good," he said. "The guys in front of me were equally as good. It was about track position."
Scelzi qualified ninth quickest and he finished fourth in a heat race to give him the 12th starting spot for the main event.
"We went out really late and qualified ninth, which was really good," he said. "Then in the heat race we had a run at Kyle (Larson) and I should have followed him instead of raced him. We lost a spot there. My whole game plan was if I could slide him and slow him down I knew (David) Gravel was behind me. If he and Gravel could get to racing maybe I could hold onto a dash spot. Unfortunately it didn't work out, but you have to take the shot.
"In the feature I ran the bottom a little bit, but mostly focused around the top. It was so far around up there. Guys that could sneak around the bottom could make up more time. But if they missed it a little we were right there to capitalize. Sixth to 10th place were all right there bumper to bumper. It was really good racing and we ended up ninth."
The weekend began on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks during the Second Leg of the Northern Tour. Scelzi timed in 17th quickest and he gained a position in a heat race to place fifth. He continued to move forward in the A Main, advancing from 14th to 11th.
"I think it was pretty good," he said. "We didn't time in well and that was frustrating. We were okay in the heat and we were decent in the main event. I felt like we could have run anywhere between eighth and 12th. I think we were a little on the free side. In the heat we were too snug and we tried to not go overboard and stay on the free side. It might have hurt us a little, but I don't think we were bad."
Two more World of Outlaws shows are on the horizon this weekend. Scelzi will make his debut at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on Saturday before he returns to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on Sunday for the first time since his debut in 2015. He placed eighth and third, respectively, during a doubleheader at the high-banked oval.
QUICK RESULTS -
Aug. 22 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 11 (14).
Aug. 23 - Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 9 (12).
SEASON STATS -
45 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 23 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 36 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Saturday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., and Sunday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS -
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco
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"Sparco has been a supporter of mine for more than 10 years," Scelzi said. "Not only do they have the best hand-crafted suits in the business, but they are the lightest, hold up the best under tough conditions and are slimming."
Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, FK Rod Ends, Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, Schoenfeld Headers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.
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