By Fully Injected Motorsports:
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (July 11, 2022) – Scotty Thiel and Team 73 did it again, notching their third consecutive World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series top-ten appearance with a seventh-place score at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9, maintaining their place within the top-ten after starting from the pole position.
In fact, the entire evening was a complete success for the nearby Sheboygan, Wisconsin-based open wheel team, kicking-off the Badger 40 program with the third-fastest time during qualifying time trials, driving on to finish second in their respective heat race. Thiel would go on to win the evening’s dash; a first-ever feat for the two-time IRA winner in 2022. Unfortunately, a feature adjustment miscue would lead to Thiel’s reverse finish.
The “Big Wheel” kicked-off his World of Outlaws top-ten streak with eighth and sixth-place finishes, respectively, in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular.
“I wish we could have held on…especially after starting from the pole,” Thiel explained, 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. “Hats off to this entire team. We did our best to represent our Wisconsin fans proudly and I think we did just that. Having three straight top-ten finishes with the best in the world will do wonders for our confidence, especially rolling into Knoxville this weekend. It’s all about Nationals prep now.”
The “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2022 campaign with a visit to the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 16. In addition, Thiel will pilot the Tostenson Racing/GRP Motorsports No. 36 360 sprint car in starts at Jackson Motorplex on Friday, July 15, and Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 16.
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.
LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE:
All Star Circuit of Champions: www.floracing.com.
IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com.
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.
Photo Credit: Dirty Slidejobs | Jon Arndt