Scotty Thiel to invade Western Pennsylvania for three-race campaign
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (September 12, 2022) - Despite what turned out to be a frustrating weekend with the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace,” forced to compete in the weekend’s non-qualifiers event after not transferring into Saturday’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 are ready to move forward, setting their aim on three events in three days across Western Pennsylvania.
Thiel, driver of the Gibbsville Cheese, Walkers Game Ear, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, KSI Supply, GRP Motorsports, Racers Hall, Triple X Chassis, K1 Race Gear, HRP, King Racing Products, No. 73 sprint car, will launch his three-race weekend with the $5,000-to-win Hustle at the Hollow at Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown on Friday, September 16. Action will continue with a pair of FAST Series starts at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver on Saturday, September 17, and Knox Raceway in Knox on Sunday, September 18. The events at Lernerville and Knox will award $10,000 and $4,000, respectively.
“It was a tough weekend for our team at Port Royal. The level of competition at the Tuscarora 50 is some of the best you’ll find in the country. Now that we have a little bit better notebook, we’ll get back there in the future with a stronger gameplan,” Thiel said, a five-time winner in 2022 including four with the IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series. “Hats off to my guys…they worked their butts off all week long and continued to stay motivated even when things got tough. We’ll do whatever we can to get Team 73 back up front this weekend.”
As mentioned, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2022 campaign with a three-pack in Western Pennsylvania kicking things off with a visit to Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, Pennsylvania, on Friday, September 16. The weekend will continue with FAST Series starts at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 17, and Knox Raceway in Knox, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, September 18.
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Walkers Game Ear, Professional Plating Inc, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Complete Water Inc, KSI Supply, GRP Motorsports, Racers Hall, Triple X Chassis, K1 Race Gear, HRP, King Racing Products, Keizer Wheels.
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 capped three-race Central PA visit with a tenth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, March 20. Earned first win of 2022 during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series start at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Saturday, April 23. Won second feature of season during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series visit to Sycamore Speedway in Sycamore, Illinois, on Saturday, May 7. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 21. Rallied from 19th to eighth in Sunday night visit to 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wisconsin, on May 30. Finished second during IRA action at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, on Friday, June 10. Finished 13th and 14th in the World of Outlaws doubleheader at Beaver Dam Raceway on June 17-18. Finished ninth with IRA at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, June 30, then finished eighth and sixth against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, July 1-2; career-high finishes against Greatest Show On Dirt. Earned third-consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten with seventh-place score at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; he started from the pole. Finished seventh in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, July 16. Finished fifth with IRA at Langlade County Speedway on Saturday, July 30. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals C-Main. Won MOWA Sprint Car Series event at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois, on Friday, August 19. Finished fourth with the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, August 20. Earned three consecutive podiums including two victories with IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series on September 2-4; earned wins at Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway (9/2) and Plymouth Dirt Track (9/3), finished second at 141 Speedway (9/4).
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Article Credit: Fully Injected Motorsports
Submitted By: Tyler Altmeyer