The Big Wheel to return to PA for stops at Lincoln and Port Royal Speedway
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (October 5, 2022) - Although the “Big Wheel” was scheduled to return to Pennsylvania one weekend prior, eventually canceling his plans to attend Williams Grove’s National Open due to Mother Nature, Sheboygan, Wisconsin’s Scotty Thiel is officially on his way back, ready to join the best of the Keystone State, as well as the Greatest Show On Dirt, for what will be a three-race slate across three days, all of which activating in the Pigeon Hills on Thursday, October 6.
As noted, 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, will launch his three race agenda with a visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, October 6, chasing $7,000 in the Brian Montieth Classic. Thiel is a prior visitor to Lincoln, joining weekly participants in a handicap program earlier this season.
Thiel’s weekend triple will continue with Port Royal Speedway’s two-day Nittany Showdown on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event will award a total weekend winner’s share reaching $25,000; $10,000 on Friday and $15,000 on Saturday.
The Big Wheel is certainly no stranger to the Keystone State, highlighting a recent visit with a podium run in the $10,000-to-win Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway.
“It’s a great place to be this time of year. We enjoy racing in Pennsylvania and we hope to put together three solid days,” Thiel explained. “Of course, we wouldn’t be able to do any of this without our great partners. They believe in us and we appreciate all of their support. It’s been a pretty solid season, but it’s not done yet.
“We really don’t have much planned following this road trip,” Thiel added. “So we’ll do whatever we can to go out on top.”
As mentioned, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2022 campaign with the Brian Montieth Classic at Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, October 6, followed by the two-day Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8. Port Royal’s Nittany Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, will award $10,000 and $15,000, respectively.
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