Dominic Scelzi. (JDavenport Photography)

Scelzi In For McFadden For High Limit Opener

Spending the American winter competing in his native Australia, travel issues will keep James McFadden from returning to the United States as scheduled ahead of next week’s High Limit Racing season-opening event.

While McFadden will be absent, Roth Motorsports will still be on hand as Fresno, Calif. driver Dominic Scelzi will take his place.

“Roth Motorsports is like a second home to me, so when I got the call I didn’t hesitate to accept to help them out,” Scelzi said. “I wish it wasn’t under these circumstances with James McFadden dealing with issues getting back over here, but I am hopeful I can help the team get off to a strong start with the High Limit Series.”

Scelzi and Roth Motorsports have had a great relationship over the years with Roth sponsoring Scelzi’s personal racing efforts before he moved into the famed No. 83 during the 2019 season.

Filling in for the team at the close of the 2020 season, Scelzi again is set to fill in at Florida’s East Bay Raceway Park on Feb. 12-13 to kick off this year’s campaign.

The two races at East Bay Raceway Park will mark Scelzi’s debut at the track as well as his first two starts with High Limit Racing.

“I’m excited to visit East Bay for the first time and get to race on the track before it’s gone,” Scelzi said. “Also, I’m planning to compete in some High Limit races in the Midwest this spring so this gets it started a little sooner.”

Championship points wise, the team will garner owner points with Scelzi before McFadden returns to full-time driving duties.

“Aside from Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura, and James, I also want to thank Toyota Racing Development and Mobil 1 for trusting me with driving responsibilities at such an important part of the season,” Scelzi concluded.