By Fully Injected Motorsports:
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (July 25, 2022) – Although Scotty Thiel and Team 73 did not have the weekend they wanted at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, ultimately capping the All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on July 22-23 with 19th and 16th-place scores, respectively, the “Big Wheel” and his Sheboygan, Wisconsin-based open wheel team are ready to go again, this time setting aim on another All Star Circuit of Champions slate on Thursday through Saturday, July 28-30.
Despite Thiel’s frustrating results, there were several shining moments, as well as setbacks that cost the two-time IRA winner in 2022 any hope for momentum. In fact, Thiel was making progress in Friday’s Lake Ozark 25-lapper, but an early spin cost the Big Wheel all positions gained; he would eventually retire.
On Saturday during heat race action, Thiel was battling for a transfer position when another spin cost him his spot. Despite restarting eighth, Thiel rebounded to transfer. He would go on to start 17th in the “A” before finishing 16th.
“That wasn’t the weekend we wanted, but you’ll have those. We’ll shake it off and go again next weekend,” Thiel said, 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. “Hats off to my guys. We had a lot thrown at us at Lake Ozark but we kept moving forward. I wouldn’t be in this position without them.”
As noted, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2022 campaign with an All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader, first visiting I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri, on Thursday and Friday, July 28-29. One of the most sought after prizes on the All Star campaign trail, the annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race will be the highlight attraction, awarding $26,000 in the two-day finale.
An $8,000-to-win showcase at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, will cap the All Stars’ July schedule on Saturday, July 30.
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.
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World of Outlaws: www.dirtvisions.com.
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.
Photo Credit: DB3 Inc