By Fully Injected Motorsports:
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (May 22, 2023) – “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports were men on a move Sunday night at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, utilizing the facility’s narrow and tricky edge to not only catapult forward five positions during heat race competition, but another six during the evening’s 30-lap, $8,000-to-win A-Main. The tail end of an All Star Circuit of Champions swing through the Empire State, Thiel’s official finish on Sunday night was fourth; his second top-five score of the 2023 All Star season.
As noted, Thiel advanced five positions during his respective heat race to finish third, forced to start deep after a not-so stellar qualifying effort.
Thiel, ace of Pete Grove’s Walker’s Game Ear, Lumber & Things, Professional Plating, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Linc Systems, No. 70 sprint car, kicked-off of the New York All Star swing with a stop at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday, May 19. The Sheboygan, Wisconsin, native finished 12th, just one spot shy of where he started the 35-lap program.
“It was a great rebound for our team. We made some big changes and got the car where it needed to be at Weedsport. I felt like we definitely learned some things this past weekend in the slick,” Thiel expressed. “We were so-so at Outlaw and rebounded well at Weedsport. My guys never gave up nor got down after that qualifying run…we just put our heads down to kept on digging.”
“Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Premier Motorsports will continue their 2023 All Star Circuit of Champions campaign with a four-race slate through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, all of which kicking-off with a stop at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, New Jersey, on Thursday evening, May 25. Action will then continue with a visit to the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, May 26, followed by the Bob Weikert Memorial doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. The first three events will award $10,000-to-win capped with the $29,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial finale.
Scotty Thiel and Premier Motorsports would like to thank all of their partners: Walker’s Game Ear, Lumber & Things, Professional Plating, Scott Thiel Builders, Stealth Cam, Muddy Outdoors, Lutes Custom Cabinetry, Linc Systems, Complete Water Inc, GRP Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Saldana Racing Products, Sanders Engineering, Penske Racing Shocks
LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE:
All Star Circuit of Champions: www.floracing.com.
IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com.
World of Outlaws: www.dirtvisions.com.
2023 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened the new year with All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park and East Bay Raceway Park – highlighted trip with 12th-place score at East Bay on Monday, February 13. Finished ninth and fourth in All Star doubleheader through Illinois and Wisconsin; ninth at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, May 12, and fourth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 13. Charged from tenth to fourth during All Star action at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, May 21.
Photo Credit: Paul Arch
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