Thiel secures back-to-back top-fives in IRA’s final weekend; National Open on the horizon
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (September 26, 2022) - It was a big weekend in the Badger State for the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel, and although he was unable to add any additional marks to his 2022 IRA Outlaw Sprint Series win column, the Sheboygan, Wisconsin, native and driver of Team 73 performed well in the Series’ final weekend of competition, concluding the two-day, two-race agenda with a pair of top-five appearances highlighted with a podium run at Dodge County Fairgrounds on Friday, September 23. Central Pennsylvania invader Dylan Cisney, who calls Port Royal Speedway home on a weekly basis, was the only competitor to outduel Thiel at the Beaver Dam venue
The following evening at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Thiel finished fourth, powering ahead five positions from ninth on the A-Main grid. An ignition box issue during the evening’s first dash forced Thiel to start from row ten, as he was able to compete in the four-lap dash.
Thiel is a recent IRA Outlaw Sprint Series winner at Dodge County Fairgrounds, as well as Plymouth Dirt Track, acquiring victories in consecutive fashion on September 2-3.
“Another consistent weekend for our team, and that’s all we can ask for,” Thiel expressed, 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, Keizer Wheels, No. 73 sprint car. “It’s a little disappointing to have that issue in the dash on Saturday at Plymouth, but those things happen. We were able to recover for a top-five and that’s motivating. That all goes back to the team…they never give up and I’m proud of our efforts. We have a big weekend ahead, so all focus is on Williams Grove.”
The “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2022 campaign with Williams Grove Speedway’s 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1. The World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse Showdown will offer up a $75,000 top prize.
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. Finished second and fourth in the IRA’s final weekend of competition; second at Dodge County Fairgrounds on September 23 and fourth at Plymouth Dirt Track on September 24.
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Submitted By: Tyler Altmeyer