FRESNO, Calif. – California sprint car driver Dominic Scelzi will pilot a sprint car for Mark Dobmeier during five races this month.
Scelzi will make his debut with the No. 13 team this weekend during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series shows on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the Gerdau Presents the 1st Leg of the Northern Tour and on Saturday at Granite City Motor Park in Sauk Rapids, Minn., for the GMC Select Dealers of Minnesota Presents the World of Outlaws.
“I’m really excited and very thankful for Mark and the Dobmeier Family for trusting me with representing their race team for five nights,” he said. “I haven’t run with the Outlaws all year. It’s the longest I’ve gone not racing with the Outlaws. I’m looking forward to getting back racing with those guys for a couple of nights. It’ll give an opportunity to see where I stack up. I’m having the best year of my career and I’d like that to show in the results.”
Scelzi finished 11th during his lone start at River Cities Speedway last year. He placed a career-best ninth there in 2019 when he hustled from the 18th starting position. Scelzi garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars that night.
“I love River Cities Speedway,” he said. “It’s one of my favorite tracks in the country. We’ve had some good runs there and passed a lot of cars. It seems like it’s always racy. Mark has won so many events there and his race cars are really fast. I have high hopes and I feel confident with how we’ll be when we unload.”
Saturday will mark his debut at Granite City Motor Park.
Scelzi returns to the Dobmeier ride June 20-22 at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for the first three nights of The Showdown. The spectacle begins on June 20 with the $6,000-to-win Chuck Zitterich Tribute. The ensuing two nights are World of Outlaws shows during the Huset’s 50, which pays $30,000 to win the finale.
“It’s another one of those places that’s on my list of favorite tracks,” he said. “I really enjoy it. We’ve run second there twice now and had good opportunities to win. You want to win every race, but I want to compete to win these races. You want to roll in there, time in good and hope that everything goes smooth so we can represent Buffalo Wild Wings and Dobmeier Racing well.”
Scelzi charged from 14th to second in early May during his only visit to Huset’s Speedway this season. He also placed 11th and seventh, respectively, during a pair of World of Outlaws races at the track last year.