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Giovanni Scelzi Charges From 12th to Runner-Up Result at Keller Auto Speedway
(Photo by Brian Ratchford)
Inside Line Promotions – HANFORD, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2016) – Giovanni Scelzi tied his career-best sprint car finish last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway.
Scelzi piloted a Roth Motorsports owned race car during the event, which began with a 12th place qualifying result.
“The track was really tricky in qualifying,” he said. “We talked about what we wanted to do. I felt like I made good laps. I executed what we talked about, but we were a little off. It was not good to start that far behind the eight ball.”
Scelzi rebounded from the slow start to the night. He placed second in a heat race to start the main event on the outside of the sixth row.
“We had a really, really good car where I could maneuver through the field,” he said. “It was pretty gradual. There was a long green flag run and we got up to second when we had a restart with five laps to go. I had one shot at the leader, but it wouldn’t have been a clean slider so I didn’t go for it.”
Scelzi finished with a runner-up result, which marked his 18th top five of the season. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/f7J7lRzVvzw.
“I feel like I’m racing people better,” he said. “The first few times when I got podiums I started toward the front and I didn’t have to pass anybody. Coming from 12th to second was a good confidence boost.
“I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for the opportunity and Eric, Cory, Brent and Todd for their help.”
Scelzi is scheduled to return to his family owned sprint car this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.
QUICK RESULTS –
Sept. 17 – Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. – Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 2 (12).
SEASON STATS –
31 races, 7 wins, 18 top fives, 20 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 25 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.
MEDIA LINKS –
Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751
Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Sparco
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“They are by far the most comfortable racing suit on the market,” Scelzi said. “They are the safest suit you can possibly buy and they are the best looking. I can’t thank Sparco enough for everything they do for me and my brother every single year.”
Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Fowler Packing, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Red Rose Transportation, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Schoenfeld Headers, Metric Cycles Racing Engines, Red Line Oil, Panella Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, KW Suspensions, MicroBlue Bearings, Worldwide Bearings, Sweet Blast Tech, Todd Jorgensen, G&J Truck Sales, Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Red Fuel, Meridian Steel, Kenny’s Components, Southern Pacific Farms, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance and Adams Performance for their continued support.
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