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GiovanniScelzi

Nickname

Hot Sauce

Hometown

Fresno, CA

Team

KCP Racing

Chassis

Maxim Chassis

2024 Season (Feature Only)
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Races
30
Wins
2
Top 5's
16
Top 10's
27
Quicktimes
5
Laps Completed
926
Laps Led
95
Avg Start
7.30
Avg Finish
6.30
Money
$109,100
Rank
5th

Bio

Fulfilling the prophecy, Giovanni Scelzi - one of the most prominent young stars in racing - is going full-time with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2023.

Competing for the esteemed Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award at 21 years old, Scelzi will take the KCP Racing #18 on tour as he hopes to become the youngest champion - a title he could claim along with being the youngest winner (16 yrs) in Series history.

Through five seasons of part-time competition with the Series, "Hot Sauce" has racked up 152 Starts, 5 Feature Wins, 13 Podiums, 29 Top Fives, 81 Top 10s, 9 QuickTimes, and 23 Heat Wins. His previous five victories came at Williams Grove Speedway (2018), The Dirt Track at Charlotte (2019), Lakeside Speedway (2021), Thunderbowl Raceway (2022), and Bakersfield Speedway (2022).

Outside of Sprint Cars, Scelzi has shined in everything he's raced. He's won a Tulsa Shootout title in a Micro Sprint, topped a USAC National Midget Series event, and even scored a win in the ARCA Menards West Series. The young buck is also in elite company as a Rookie of the Year winner at both the Chili Bowl and Knoxville Nationals.

Coming from a family rich in racing heritage, Giovanni is the son of Gary Scelzi, a drag racing legend with four NHRA championships (3 Top Fuel, 1 Funny Car) to his name. He's grown up under the wings of older brother Dominic Scelzi, a Sprint Car ace with wins against the All Stars, ASCS, and back-to-back championships in California with the NARC 410 Series.

2024 Stats

DateTrackStartFinish#LapsLedMoneyPointsStatus
2024/02/07Volusia Speedway Park6th7th18250$2,400136Running
2024/02/08Volusia Speedway Park2nd4th18251$3,200142Running
2024/02/09Volusia Speedway Park6th4th18250$3,200142Running
2024/02/10Volusia Speedway Park1st4th183010$4,500142Running
2024/03/04Volusia Speedway Park3rd5th18250$2,800140Running
2024/03/15Cotton Bowl Speedway3rd3rd18300$5,000144Running
2024/03/16Cotton Bowl Speedway2nd1st183030$12,000150Running
2024/03/23Kennedale Speedway Park20th10th18350$2,000130Running
2024/03/3081 Speedway5th21st18110$1,200108Running
2024/04/05US 36 Raceway25th9th18350$200132Running
2024/04/06Arrowhead Speedway1st3rd183016$5,000144Running
2024/04/12Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway1st5th18400$2,800140Running
2024/04/13Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway7th6th18400$2,600138Running
2024/04/19Paducah International Raceway13th6th18300$2,600138Running
2024/04/20Tri-State Speedway13th9th18400$2,200132Running
2024/05/01Jacksonville Speedway4th6th18350$2,600138Running
2024/05/03Eldora Speedway9th2nd18300$8,000146Running
2024/05/04Eldora Speedway5th4th18300$3,200142Running
2024/05/08Lincoln Speedway4th2nd18350$8,000146Running
2024/05/17Attica Raceway Park15th14th18350$1,200122Running
2024/05/18Sharon Speedway3rd5th18300$2,800140Running
2024/05/24Atomic Speedway8th7th18300$2,400136Running
2024/05/25Atomic Speedway6th5th18300$2,800140Running
2024/05/27Fremont Speedway17th9th18350$2,200132Running
2024/05/31Beaver Dam Raceway7th4th18300$3,200142Running
2024/06/07River Cities Speedway1st1st184038$12,000150Running
2024/06/08Ogilvie Raceway4th5th18300$2,800140Running
2024/06/14Knoxville Raceway11th8th18250$2,300134Running
2024/06/15Knoxville Raceway9th12th18250$1,600126Running
2024/06/19Huset's Speedway8th8th18350$2,300134Running

Career Stats

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SeasonStartsWinsTop 5sTop 10sLaps LedQuickTimesHeat WinsStandingsAVG. StartAVG. Finish
2018231471225---
2019271613604---
2020130254013---
202145111283324---
20224426287647---
2023 73 1 18 50 57 2 15 5th 9.92 9.15
2024 30 2 16 27 95 5 10 5th 7.30 6.30

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