Gio Sweeps Asparagus Cup

Going into the weekend Fresno’s Gio Scelzi had never won a main event at the Stockton Dirt Track. That all changed in a big way however, after the 17-year-old swept both ends of the second annual Asparagus Cup to go home with $25,000 for two nights of work.

It marked the second and third wins of Scelzi’s career with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, tying him with brother Dominic, Shane Golobic and Mitchell Faccinto for the most all-time. His victory came aboard the Scelzi Enterprise/ Panella Trucking No. 41 machine.

“We had a great car all weekend long so I can’t thank Bernie and this whole team enough,” Scelzi said to infield announcer PJ Petersen. “I got around Colby there early on just focused on running my own race through lapped traffic. It feels pretty awesome to walk out of Stockton with 25-grand for the weekend…”

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