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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
4
Wins
0
Top 5's
3
Top 10's
4
Quicktimes
0
Laps Completed
105
Laps Led
11
Avg Start
3.75
Avg Finish
4.75
Money
$13,300
Rank
11th

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

Career Stats

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SeasonStartsWinsTop 5sTop 10sLaps LedQuickTimesHeat WinsStandingsAVG. StartAVG. Finish
2018231471225---
2019271613604---
2020130254013---
202145111283324---
20224426287647---
2023 4 0 3 4 11 2 11th 3.75 4.75

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