Spencer, IA – December 25, 2022
by Justin Snyder, Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management
Feature Photo Credit: Morgan Hancock
Mike Sandvig Motorsports is proud to announce that Brooke Tatnell has been named the new driver of the No. 7 410 Sprint Car for the 2023 racing season.
After Justin Henderson departed the ride after a successful four year partnership, Sandvig found himself in the unusual spot of looking for a driver this offseason. With a team that’s been as competitive in the Midwest as any team over the last four seasons, Sandvig had no shortage of interest and phone calls over the winter.
However, one name stuck out and that was the Sans Souci, NSW, Australian native of Tatnell. With more than 250 career combined 410 and 360 Sprint Car victories over a lengthy career and a familiarity with the Midwestern tracks Sandvig’s car regularly competes at, it was an easy choice.
Throw in the fact that Tatnell has competed full-time on the World of Outlaws tour, with a career-best sixth-place finish in the standings in 2006 and 15 victories with the series, and that he’s captured a win during the prestigious Knoxville Nationals in 2006 during their World Challenge, it was clear Tatnell would provide Sandvig with the type of driver he was looking for to be able to challenge for wins on the grandest of stages.
“Brooke has been very successful over the years and his experience gives us the best shot to compete,” said Mike Sandvig, car owner. “He’s a guy who is good on equipment and will give you a chance no matter who we’re competing against and that’s really exciting to know.”
Ironically enough it was Tatnell who topped Henderson and Sandvig by a mere three points last season to deny them a second consecutive Huset’s Speedway track championship on the final night of the season.
It was a big night for Tatnell and his car owners and proved that the veteran driver could still get it done behind the wheel when the stakes were high. It also proved to be a moment that stuck in his mind when Sandvig was considering drivers for this season.
“Brooke may be a veteran but make no mistake about it he is eager to win and is as hungry as ever,” said Sandvig. “Just in watching how he competes and in talking to him, I feel like when it comes down to it, he gives us the best shot to win with what we are trying to accomplish this season.”
The current plan is to continue to focus mainly on the Midwestern scene with local events, when possible, but Sandvig isn’t just looking to capture trophies locally with Tatnell. The team also plans to compete semi-regularly with the World of Outlaws in regional shows along with the possibility of several High Limit Series events.
Tatnell will continue his normal driving duties behind the wheel of the DeWall No. 16 team running a similar schedule as last season as well.
Knowing he has a driver capable of not only making shows and competing, but one with experience at tracks all over the country that will allow for them to challenge for wins in large-paying shows, has Sandvig most excited about the partnership in 2023.
“I’m really excited for 2023 to start and I can’t wait to get going with Brooke behind the wheel,” said Sandvig. “We’ve had a lot of great sponsors over the years who have supported us and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to showcase them at the track this season!”
A full schedule, list of sponsors and more information will be released closer to the season. For up-to-date information and news, stay tuned on Facebook at Facebook.com/SandvigMotorsports7 and Addicted2DirtPR.com.
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