Dominic Scelzi Lands Ride For Copper Classic

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Dominic Scelzi will drive for the Van Lare family this weekend during the ASCS Southwest Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway.

FRESNO, Calif. – Dominic Scelzi will join the Van Lare Family this weekend to compete during the ASCS Southwest Region Copper Classic doubleheader at Arizona Speedway.

Scelzi and the team will compete at the three-eighths-mile oval located in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Friday and Saturday. It will mark his second visit to the track after he scored a 15th-place finish there earlier this year during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show.

“I remember the track was wide and built a big cushion early,” Scelzi said. “When you race with the World of Outlaws it’s a lot of different than any other series. I think the one night of experience will help and running back-to-back nights this weekend will help.”

Scelzi has made several starts in the Van Lare No. 5v, most recently during the 2016 Trophy Cup.

“I ran a handful of shows for them last year,” Scelzi said. “I think we have three top fives together so we’ve had some success racing with each other.

“Being able to jump into different cars so much last year and running the No. 17 car this year helped me adapt to different race cars. The Van Lare’s car is similar to our car. I’m looking forward to that because I know what to expect. It should be second nature jumping in the car with them. I’d love nothing more than to get the first win with them this weekend.”