Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 10, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi captured his season-best result with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Sunday at Huset's Speedway, where he recorded a seventh-place showing.
The top-10 run gives him two top 10s and four finishes in the top 11 in his last six starts with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'
"We had a great weekend and I felt like we had a car capable of finishing on the podium both nights at Huset's," Scelzi said. "Some misfortune and a couple of things didn't fall in our favor, but I was really pleased with our car."
Scelzi qualified fifth quickest out of 19 drivers in his group on Sunday before he advanced from third to second place in a heat race, which earned him a spot into the dash.
"We qualified really good," he said. "I felt really good and ran good in the heat race to get into a dash spot. We drew the No. 7, which was not the draw we wanted. We ended up eighth in the dash. In the feature we started working up through there. I got to fourth at a time and was fighting for third. I felt like we were as capable of running in the top three as anyone. When we were running fourth and competing for third I felt like we were the best we've been all year. We were really good around the top and the bottom.
"Later in the race I started on the outside on a double-file restart and that cost me a spot. Then on another double-file restart I was on the outside and we lost two spots before we got to the flag stand. Those three spots lost dropped us to seventh, but the car was extremely strong."
Scelzi's seventh-place result was his best with the World of Outlaws since a seventh-place performance at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Sept. 14, 2019.
The top 10 capped a weekend that began the previous night when Scelzi qualified 15th quickest overall out of the 37 drivers. He finished fourth in a heat race to lock into the 15th starting position for the main event.
"We lost a tire in the middle of the race and had to restart at the back," he said. "We rallied back into the top five. Unfortunately, a scoring error sent me to the back with five laps to go."
Scelzi finished 11th.
He plans to race with the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., during the Boot Hill Showdown. Scelzi placed 11th and 16th, respectively, during his debut at the track last year.
QUICK RESULTS -
Sept. 5 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 11 (15).
Sept. 6 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 8 (7); Feature: 7 (8).
SEASON STATS -
49 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 24 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 39 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS -
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking
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"The Panella Family has been one of our longest supporters," Scelzi said. "They helped when my dad was racing in the 1990s and possibly in the 1980s. I've known their family my entire life and they've supported both my brother and I. It's great to have a friendship and racing relationship with such great people like the Panella Family."
Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, FK Rod Ends, Roth Motorsports, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.
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