By Fully Injected Motorsports:
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (May 9, 2022) – The “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Sheboygan, Wisconsin’s Team 73 have been basically unstoppable in IRA Outlaw Sprint Series competition thus far in 2022, earning their second Series victory in as many tries during a visit to Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois, on Saturday, May 7. Impressive enough, Thiel’s victory occurred in wire-to-wire fashion, also for the second time in as many tries.
The first sprint car appearance at Sycamore in nearly 40 years, Thiel, ace 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, No. 73 sprint car, was a force right off the tailgate, kicking things off with the fastest qualifying time, followed by a fourth-place finish during his respective heat race. The recent Beaver Dam winner would go on to score a dash victory, which ultimately resulted in his wire-to-wire performance in the evening’s feature.
The IRA victory earned Thiel a $3,000 payday. There were 26 cars on hand for the sprint car return to Sycamore.
“That was fun,” Thiel said, who is currently on top of the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series standings with two wins in two starts. “I can’t say enough about this team. We click well together and we’re able to make great decisions, and it shows. We still have some things we need to work on or improve on, but overall, I’m happy with how we are operating and I’m excited to see what we can do this weekend.”
Potentially, the “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2022 campaign with an All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader on Friday through Sunday, May 13-15. The weekend will include visits to I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, and Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, respectively. For more information, please visit www.allstarsprint.com.
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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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.
Photo Credit: Mark Funderburk