Eighteen-year-old Gio Scelzi challenged for a podium finish during the ENEOS 125 at Irwindale Speedway, driving the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb Records Toyota Camry.
Scelzi of Fresno, Calif., qualified the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb Records Toyota Camry third on the ARCA Mendards Series West grid for the ENEOS 125 presented by NAPA AUTO PARTS at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday.
He then battled for a top-three finish until a late-race restart, when contact with ten laps to go derailed his effort and relegated the rookie driver to a 14th-place finish.
Bill McAnally Racing hosted VIP team owners suites which offered room for social distancing and pre-entrance medical screening. It was made available to NAPA AUTO PARTS, Toyota, ENEOS, and others allowed partners.
Scelzi – the dirt sprint car standout – is sixth in the championship standings. He will return to action with the ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Showdown at Iowa Speedway on July 18.
Start / Finish: 3 / 14
Points Earned: 30
Points Standing / Total: 6th / 145 pts.
Next Race: ARCA Menards Series – July 18, 2020, Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa (.875-mile oval)
How to Watch or Listen: Live on TrackPass and MAVTV – times TBA
Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) holds the ARCA Menards Series West record with 11 championships and eclipsed the 100-win mark in 2022. The team has piled on six titles in the last eight seasons with four different drivers since 2015. Second-year driver Tanner Reif takes control of the No. 16 NAPA Auto Care Chevrolet for the 12-race campaign in 2023 and looks to improve on his runner-up finish in the 2022 drivers’ standings to build on BMR’s west coast legacy.