16 year-old rookie Dominic Scelzi from Fresno broke through for his 1st career win on Friday night at Ocean Speedway Watsonville, with a thrilling last lap to slide past Stockton’s Brad Furr for the victory. The win came during the fourth Johnny Key Classic qualifying race that drew an all-star field to the quarter-mile dirt oval. Scelzi locked himself into next Saturday’s $10,000 to win 52nd Johnny Key Classic, presented by DDNi, joining Tommy Tarlton, Nick Green, Andy Forsberg, Shane Golobic, and Brad Furr as qualified cars for the race.
“You know what, in qualifying tonight I roll up and I see Jason Meyers next to me and I thought ‘I’m living the dream right now,'” Scelzi said. “I’m speechless right now!”