Inside Line Promotions - PLYMOUTH, Ind. (Sept. 28, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi is fresh off a busy week that featured five races at three tracks in three different states during a seven-day period.
His best result came during that first night when he invaded Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Sept. 18 for the DeKalb/Asgrow Power Series Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores/ Scelzi kicked off the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and the Midwest Power Series doubleheader by qualifying seventh quickest in his group. He then advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and from 17th to ninth in the A Main.
"We went out a little early and didn't have a great time in qualifying," he said. "We got one spot in the heat to lock into the feature. In the main event I was running 15th with about seven laps to go. I started running the heck out of the top and was able to get up to ninth."
Scelzi's eight positions gained was tied for the second-most cars passed in the feature.
The ensuing night started better at Huset's Speedway. Unfortunately, the action was short-lived.
"We qualified better, going second quickest in our group, but we lost an engine about three laps into the heat race while racing for second," he said. "That ended our night early."
The team headed to Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, last Tuesday for the Governors Reign opener with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.
"We were 14th quickest out of the 48 drivers in qualifying, which was good," he said. "However, I was seventh quickest in my group. The track was locked down so you couldn't really pass. We finished seventh in our heat race and we got by a couple in the B Main to finish ninth.
"The next night we went out a little bit later and didn't have the speed. I felt good, but we just didn't have the speed. I felt like it was every bit of the Kings Royal and the Knoxville Nationals. It was neat to be invited and to be a part of it. For whatever reason we didn't have the speed we needed to contend."
Scelzi timed in 36th quickest overall before finishing seventh in a heat race and 11th in the B Main.
The week wrapped up last Thursday at Plymouth Speedway during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series show. Scelzi qualified 20 th quickest. He gained a position in a heat race to finish fourth, locking him into the 16th starting position in the feature.
"We didn't qualify very good," he said. "We got aggressive and were a little tight. In the heat race we picked up a spot and raced with (Logan) Schuchart for third. In the feature I worked my way to 10th. With about 11 laps to go I had a bad restart on the outside and ended up running 12th. We were racy, which was good."
The 12th-place finish was Scelzi's 39th top 15 of the season.
The team has had a recent change of plans and is returning to Scelzi's home state of California. The schedule for the remainder of the year will be decided in the near future.
QUICK RESULTS -
Sept. 18 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 9 (17).
Sept. 19 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: DNF (4); C Main: DNS (-).
Sept. 22 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 9 (11).
Sept. 23 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 36; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 11 (13).
Sept. 24 - Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Ind. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 12 (16).
SEASON STATS -
56 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 26 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 43 top 20s
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"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."
Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., FK Rod Ends, Roth Motorsports, Red Line Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Panella Trucking, 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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