Inside Line Promotions - TUCSON, Ariz. (May 27, 2020) - Giovanni Scelzi captured a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend during his first time at a new track and with a new team.
Scelzi made only his eighth and ninth starts in a pavement late model during a two-day show at Tucson Speedway, where he piloted a super late model for Nascimento Racing.
"I want to thank everyone at Nascimento Racing as well as Bill McAnally Racing for the opportunity," he said. "We made gains throughout the weekend and moved forward in each feature. I'm learning more with each lap I get on pavement."
The action began on Saturday when Scelzi qualified eighth quickest. He advanced a position to finish seventh in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.
"We qualified decent and ran decent for most of the race," he said. "I got up to fifth about halfway, but got tight toward the end of the race. We fell to sixth with about 30 laps to go and that's where we finished."
Scelzi timed in 13th quickest and finished sixth in a heat race on Sunday before he rallied from his 13th starting position into the top 10 twice.
"I think track position was pretty crucial," he said. "We got up to around eighth midway, but had an issue and had to go to the work area under caution. We got back out and rallied from the back up to eighth by the end of the race."
Scelzi has now earned a top-10 result in eight of his nine pavement late model starts.
He is scheduled to return to sprint car competition on June 6 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he will make his debut driving for veteran owner Guy Forbrook.
QUICK RESULTS -
May 24 - Tucson Speedway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 7 (8); Feature: 6 (7).
May 25 - Tucson Speedway in Tucson, Ariz. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 8 (13).
SEASON STATS -
14 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 11 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 12 top 20s
UP NEXT -
June 6 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa
MEDIA LINKS -
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bill McAnally Racing
Bill McAnally Racing was founded in 1986 by NASCAR competitor Bill McAnally. The team has earned nine NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championships and has featured many of auto racing's rising stars throughout the last three decades. For more information, visit https://www.bmrnaparacing.com/ .
"Bill is a great car owner and has done a lot to help me get as much experience as I can," Scelzi said. "I'm grateful for his support and thrilled to be a part of his team."
Scelzi would like to thank Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Panella Trucking, Red Line Oil, Roth Motorsports, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Worldwide Bearings, AutoMeter and Kenny's Components for their continued support.
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