Classic Breakfast News, Gio Scelzi, Lines and Bogucki Sign On

Excitement is building as the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic draws near, with some big names signing up for duty and the Classic Breakfast finding a new, bigger home!

With the likes of Live Wire American Giovanni Scelzi, two-time Classic Champion Steven Lines, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Regular Scott Bogucki and Crowd Favorite John Vogels all amongst the latest batch of entries, the entry list is growing rapidly.

For the first time in 2020, the Classic Breakfast will move from the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery to the Wannon Function Room at the Warrnambool Greyhound Track in Koroit Street.

Given the interest in the event as a traditional heart starter for the Classic weekend, the potential to play host to a far greater audience was the catalyst for the change.

Those interested in attending the breakfast can do so by contacting the Premier Speedway Office on (03) 5565 1789. Entry, which includes a cooked breakfast, is still just $25 per head.

Now to the influx of entries:

Giovanni Scelzi hit our shores 12 months ago as a highly touted 17-year-old whiz kid!

Now 12 months on, the 18-year-old Scelzi is a fully fledged force when it comes to dirt track racing.

Having endured an amazing Australian Tour last year, which mashed together some amazing car speed, some strong performances and a win at Avalon Raceway’s President’s Cup, with some moments of controversy, Scelzi will return to the Classic on something of a Redemption Tour for he and prominent car-owner Bernie Stuebgen.

Throughout 2019, whether it be campaigning the familiar Indy Race Parts 71 entry or in various rides across various race categories, Gio managed to secure nine feature race wins, including events with the World of Outlaws, the All Star Circuit of Champions, the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Tour and even a Pavement Late Model event.

During the Month of Money in the US, Scelzi produced some remarkable performances especially at the famed Knoxville Raceway.

When the All-Star Circuit of Champions made their annual visit to the Marion County Fairgrounds, Scelzi timed third fastest overall, went on to win his heat and then at just 17 years and 8 months of age, he not only won the A-Main but he dominated it, winning by a margin of 7.8 seconds and becoming the youngest ever winner of a 410 Sprintcar Main Event in Knoxville’s long and illustrious history.

To put that performance in perspective the top ten in the A-main were Scelzi, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Cory Eliason, Aaron Reutzel, Terry McCarl, Parker Price-Miller, James McFadden, Austin McCarl and Rico Abreu!

At the Knoxville Nationals, Scelzi came from the B-main to start the 50-lap final from position 17 before finishing in 11th place.

In 2019 Scelzi contested 27 World of Outlaw events, recording 1 win at Charlotte when he led home Kyle Larson and Logan Schuchart, 13 top 10’s and six top five’s.

In the company of the All-Star Circuit of Champions Tour his results were just as impressive, with 7 top 10’s from 10 feature events including a hand full of top five results.

With the support of American car owner Bernie Stubegen and Victorian based Domain Ramsay, who will also campaign his own V2, KRE powered Triple X at the Classic, Scelzi is almost certain to again be one of the Star Attractions at the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic aboard the Indy Race Parts, C & H Trucking USA71 Maxim.

As the 2011 and 2013 Classic Champion, Steven Lines already holds an esteemed place in the history of the Classic.

In 2020 Lines will be one of the Star Attractions of the Classic, with his strong fan base keen to see him venture into the rarified air that is only bestowed upon those that have won three or more Classic feature events.

With some strong early season form, the Horrell Motorsport team will have the Q83 Inglis Race Engines powered, Cool Chassis of the 2018-19 World Series Sprintcars Champion primed for yet another assault on the Classic weekend.

The team will again enjoy the support of Millicent Scrap Metal, Clarend Transport and East Coast Logistics, while long time crew chief Dave Sharman will again provide plenty of experience as crew chief.

Scott Bogucki, who hails from McLaren Vale, South Australia but is now a regular fixture on the tough Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in the United States, is another welcome addition to the Classic field.

The fiercely determined Bogucki, will be at the wheel of the Rob Porker owned and backed VA27 Maxim for his return to Classic competition.

BT Transport, S & S Freight Service, LDJ Logistics and Portker’s Transport are behind the Classic Tilt of Bogucki as he strives to upstage some of his more fancied rivals – something that is a distinct possibility given the quality seat time he has behind him from 2019.

Having produced arguably the drive of the night at Max’s Race just last weekend, the familiar yellow V70 of John Vogels is another to throw his hat into the ring on Classic weekend.

The Yellow Army will as always be right behind Vogels as the Simpson native wheels the Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Ace Body Corporate of Darwin, Vogels Motors, D & J Contracting, Lucas Oil and Advanced Magneto’s V70 Cool through the pit gate on Classic weekend.

Having narrowly missed the A-Main of the Classic last January (6th in B-Main 2) look for Vogels to try and reclaim a coveted starting position amongst the top 24 points scorers for the A-Main on Sunday night of the Classic.

Also amongst the latest batch of entries are up and coming Victorian Star Bobby Daly, who will be at the wheel of the Transall Motors, Laser Line Marking, Willaton Group, Industrial Metal Recyclers, John Signs, Paccar Parts, TRP Truck and Trailer Parts and Kelly Durkin Trucking V8 entry.

Daly finished 16th in B-Main one in what was a creditable result for Classic rookie in 2019.

Leigh Mugavin has been somewhat of a regular at Premier Speedway this season and he has entered the Mugavin Contracting NT, Thomo’s Road Maintenance, Let Pets AU, PTS Warrnambool and Mugavin Produce Triple X for the Classic, along with the T2 of Scott Bissett. Bissett will pilot the KRE powered MJ Miller Electrical, 329 Motorcycle Services, Lamb Mechanical, M & L Mechanical, ACE Industries, Frost Civil Construction and Fencing Solutions North West, Triple X as he looks to do the Apple Isle proud.

Rounding out the latest batch of entries is another South West Victorian in Mailors Flat Mathew O’Shannassy who will pilot the Automech, Jeffrey McDonald Livestock and General Carrier, K Cumming Concrete, The Schomberg Inn Peterborough and JDM Concrete and Carpentry VA82 in his first tilt at the Classic.

The 2020 48th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar

Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website

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