Thiel runner-up in Lernerville’s Commonwealth Clash; IRA finale ahead
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (September 19, 2022) - Despite kicking off the weekend with a tore up race car during action at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 15, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 rebounded in the big way the following evenings, first notching a top-ten score at Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, Pennsylvania, on Friday, September 16, then earning a podium performance in Lernerville Speedway’s annual $10,000-to-win Commonwealth Clash on Saturday, September 17.
Although finishing eighth at Dog Hollow, 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, No. 73 sprint car, led the opening circuit, only to be slid on a lap two restart forcing Thiel off the track. The “Big Wheel” went on to recover, climbing his way back to the top ten before the conclusion.
The following evening at Lernerville Speedway, Thiel finished second, falling back to third before utilizing a last lap shootout to power his way back to the runner-up spot. The Sheboygan, Wisconsin, native started second on the FAST Series grid, forced to take a backseat to Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel at the final checkers.
“In all, a great weekend for our team, and a great way to rebound after a not-so-great weekend at Port Royal Speedway, and a tough outing at BAPS,” Thiel stated, a five-time sprint car winner in 2022. “Hats off to this entire team. We’ve been all over the map these last few weeks and if it wasn’t for them and their determination, I wouldn’t be in this position. We get to go back to more familiar territory this weekend, so we’ll be ready.”
The “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2022 campaign with an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24. The weekend will kick-off with a visit to Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, followed by a stop at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The events will officially close out the 2022 IRA season.
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). Finished eighth at Dog Hollow Speedway on Friday, September 16. Finished second during FAST Series start at Lernerville Speedway on Saturday, September 17.
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Submitted By: Tyler Altmeyer