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Gio Scelzi

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Giovanni Scelzi, the 18-year-old son of four-time NHRA drag racing champion Gary Scelzi, is making the transition to stock cars from open-wheel racing on dirt. The Fresno, California native has been a rising star in sprint cars and midget car racing.

He began racing at the age of 6, competing in Jr. Micro Sprints at two tracks in Central California. He won championships as he progressed through the ranks of the micro sprints and made the transition to full-sized sprint cars in 2016. In 2018, he became the youngest winner in World of Outlaws history.

Scelzi established himself as one of the top drivers in the country in 2019, with a season in which he won major sprint car races and midget series events. Among his many notable accomplishments, he became Knoxville Raceway’s youngest winner – with a victory during the All Star Circuit of Champions race.

He also won his first-ever start on pavement – with a victory in a spec late model race at Southern California’s Irwindale Speedway.

Born: November 28, 2001
Hometown: Fresno, CA