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Dominic Scelzi Scores 50th Top-10 Result of Season During Fall Nationals
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Inside Line Promotions – CHICO, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2021) – Dominic Scelzi recorded his 50th top-10 run of the season last Friday during the opening round of the Fall Nationals hosted by Silver Dollar Speedway.
Scelzi timed in fifth quickest out of 30-plus drivers in his group before he ended fifth in a heat race, which earned a transfer into the main event.
“On Friday night the track was really, really wet all night long,” he said. “We qualified decent. The track was really greasy on the bottom and I wasn’t able to get moved up to get out of the grease on the start of the heat race. I fell to fifth immediately. For the most part it was around the bottom the whole feature and it was hard to pass. I ran the middle around guy’s right rears. If someone would miss the bottom we’d get by them. I felt we had a good race car all night long, but got behind the eight ball with starting in the grease in the heat race.”
Scelzi rallied from 17th to ninth for the monumental top 10.
He continued to improve on Saturday when he set quick time in both his group and overall out of the more than 65 drivers. A heat race victory locked Scelzi into the dash and a rally from seventh to second place in the dash started him on the outside of the front row in the A Main.
“The track was really, really good in the dash,” he said. “It was slick and wide. I felt we had a good shot in the main event. They reworked the track. The inside row was better so I fell to third the first lap. I just hung out and saved my tires. Around Lap 8 I moved to the top and made a really good lap. I got back down into line, just trying to bide my time. A red came out on Lap 10. I noticed the second-place car’s shock was off. I felt we were in a good position. Unfortunately our left rear bleeder stuck so the tire went flat under yellow, which caused us to have to go to the work area. We went from last and got up to seventh with 15 laps to go. Then the drivers in fifth and sixth got into each other. I had nowhere to go, hit them and spun sideways. Then I got hit. At that point we pulled off. It was a bummer because our lap times showed we were one of the fastest cars all night long. Even coming from the back I felt we had a shot to at least podium.”
Scelzi was credited with a 14th-place result.
The previous weekend Scelzi took one step closer to his first career King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship when he recorded a fourth-place finish at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on Sept. 25. He qualified fourth quickest, placed third in a heat race and advanced from seventh to fourth in the A Main.
The efficient night leaves Scelzi with a lead of 63 points with only four races remaining in the series schedule, including one this weekend. It’s part of a busy weekend at Keller Auto Speedway, where Scelzi will compete in both 410ci and 360ci sprint car competition on Friday and Saturday.
QUICK RESULTS –
Sept. 25 – Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 4 (7).
Oct. 1 – Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. – Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 9 (17).
Oct. 2 – Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. – Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (7); Feature: 14 (2).
SEASON STATS –
59 races, 18 wins, 42 top fives, 50 top 10s, 55 top 15s, 56 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series
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