PETALUMA, Calif. — Dominic Scelzi continued to build on his incredible NARC 410 Sprint Car Series momentum leading all 30 laps Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway.
It was Scelzi’s second-straight victory, giving him three series triumphs on the campaign for his Scelzi Enterprises/Whipple Superchargers/Red Rose Transportation No. 41 Maxim team.
On the initial green flag, Scelzi came out in front of a drag race against Bud Kaeding down the front straightaway and into the first set of corners.
The first 20 laps ran non-stop, which brought heavy lapped traffic into the mix as the leader negotiated his way through slower traffic. Scelzi was cutting perfect laps and established a healthy straightaway advantage over Kaeding, before slower cars slowed his progress.
With a restart with only 10 laps remaining, Kaeding, piloting the Alviso Rock/Al’s Roofing Supply No. 69 Maxim, launched one more assault on the leader but to no avail. With an open track ahead of him, Scelzi cruised to the victory and tightened up the battle with Corey Day for the NARC championship.
“I’m thankful to be upfront and win,” said Scelzi. “It’s awesome to win here; it’s two in a row. Earlier in my interview, I said this is right up my alley but in reality, this is where I struggle the most of any where I’ve been, so winning here is really cool.”
His second straight Petaluma Speedway came by a 1.973-second margin.
“The only way I was going to catch him was if he blew a motor or got a flat tire,” said Kaeding.
The balance of podium finishers was Justin Sanders in the Farmer’s Brewing/North County Plastering/MittryConstruction.com #2X Maxim. Sanders launched a haymaker at Kaeding on the restart, but was unable to make it stick.
Andy Forsberg, driving the Pacific Highway Rentals/Meridian Camera No. 92 ART scored fourth. Fast-qualifier Willie Croft, aboard the Amerikote Powder Coating/Novelli Auto Body/Rudeen Racing No. 29 Eagle rounded out the top five.
Feature (30 laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi; 2. 69-Bud Kaeding; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders; 4. 92-Andy Forsberg; 5. 29-Willie Croft; 6. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr.; 7. 42X-Justyn Cox; 8. 14-Corey Day; 9. 24-Chase Johnson; 10. 26-Billy Aton; 11. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield; 12. 115-Nick Parker; 13. 551-Angelique Bell; 14. 4-Burt Foland Jr.