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Giovanni Scelzi Kicking Off Sprint Car Season This Weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway and Antioch Speedway
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3/27/2017

3/27/2017

Inside Line Promotions


Giovanni Scelzi Kicking Off Sprint Car Season This Weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway and Antioch Speedway

(Photo by Devin Mayo Photography)

Inside Line Promotions – FRESNO, Calif. (March 27, 2017) – Giovanni Scelzi is coming off a banner season during his rookie year of racing a full-sized sprint car.

Scelzi recorded the King of Kings title thanks to four podiums, seven top fives and 12 top 10s during 17 races in 2016. The effort led to Scelzi being named the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll Rookie of the Year Award from a voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers.

Scelzi, who is 15-years-old, said he is looking to continue that momentum in 2017, when he is aiming to compete in approximately 20 races for Roth Motorsports as well as a handful of other events driving for different car owners, including his family owned No. 41s.

“If I could hit 30 shows I’d be really happy,” Scelzi said. “I’ve been fortunate to have great people around me and it makes my life a lot easier learning. I feel like I’ve come a long way in the last year.”

The first test of his sophomore season is this weekend when Scelzi will pilot a sprint car for Harley Van Dyke on Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., with the Civil War Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“This will be my first race at Silver Dollar Speedway,” Scelzi said. “It looks like such a fun track. It’s a tiny bullring that you have to get up on the wheel. I feel like I need to improve on the bullrings and get more aggressive so this will be a great test.”

Scelzi captured a podium finish during each of his two visits to Antioch Speedway last season. He placed second in only his second-ever sprint car start before garnering a third-place result in the summer.

“The track is definitely small and narrow so it’s an elbows-up bullring,” he said. “There could be 40 or 50 cars so I’m excited to see how it will shake out.

“I want to thank Harley for the opportunity. I think we’ll have a great shot to have a great weekend. I go into every race wanting to win, but if I can come away with two tops fives I’d be really happy.”

UP NEXT –

Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., with the Civil War Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

VIDEO –

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

Based in Stockton, Calif., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., is a premier bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. For more information, visit http://www.FuelDeliveryServices.net.

“Mike with Fuel Delivery Services is a great guy who wants to see us do well and make it in racing,” Scelzi said. “We really appreciate his support and look forward to the continued success with Fuel Delivery Services.”

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Red Line Oil, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny’s Components, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.


Article Credit: Inside Line Promotions

Submitted By: Shawn Miller

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