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Gary Scelzi Motorsports/K&N Filters Backed Teen Tears up Kings Speedway

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Michael Faccinto began his racing career behind the wheel of a 100cc Jr. Sprint when he was only nine. By the age of 12, he was competing against veteran racers and winning in the 600cc Modified Midget Class..

Michael Faccinto takes first place at Kings Speedway, photo by Paul Trevino
Michael Faccinto takes first place at Kings Speedway,photo by Paul Trevino
Mopar/K&N Midget driven by Michael Faccinto, photo by Gus
Mopar/K&N Midget driven by Michael Faccinto, photo by Gus
Faccinto earned the sponsorship of team owner and four-time NHRA World Champion Gary Scelzi who supported him through five feature events. Faccinto was also the fastest qualifier seven times on his way to earning a National Championship in the Ford Focus Midget Division.
Michael Faccinot of K&N Scelzi Motorsports, photo by Gus Michael Faccinto of Gary Scelzi Motorsports, photo by Gus

Michael Faccinto is sponsored by K&N, photo by Gus
Michael Faccinto is sponsored by K&N, photo by Gus

K&N Engineering is also a proud sponsor of Faccinto. “K&N is awesome,” he said. “We ran Ford Focus with Laura Poorter last year and K&N helps me a lot.

The 17-year-old Hanford, California resident raced a Mopar/K&N Full Midget with the Gary Scelzi Motorsports Team at Kings Speedway in August. “It was my sixth race in the Sprint car and I went out for hot laps and ran very well,” said Faccinto. “We qualified fifth out of twenty 360s. We won the heat, won the trophy dash and made the pole for the main. We won the main and it was a great feeling because by dad ran there for many years.” In the Midget Division Faccinto took second in the main.

Faccinto attends Hanford High School and plays varsity basketball. He also has a full race schedule.

Follow Michael Faccinto's progress throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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