Big Season for Ty Majeski

Big Season for Ty Majeski

It’s been a big season for Ty Majeski. Coming off his best season (2015) as a race car driver, Ty never thought he could top it. In a big way, Ty proved that he is in the racing world to stay. The driver of the 91 iRacing, LeJeune Bolt, Mannstedt and Sons Steel, Black Diamond, Lefthander Chassis, Kens Sport, McGunegil Race Engines, B&B Race Engines, Wehrs Machine ford started the 2016 in February racing in the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna, a week-long series of racing close to Daytona Beach, Florida. Majeski finished second in the first night and won the second night. He won the final night for his third win and the Speedweeks division title. Ty followed the series by racing in another southern race; he quickly went from a seventh place start to the lead as he dominated to win the Rattler 250 race at South Alabama Speedway. Speed51.com rated Majeski as its #1 Short Track Draft pick in May 2016. That month he won the first race of the ARCA Midwest Tour, the Joe Shear Memorial at Madison International Speedway, over Johnny Sauter. In May, he joined Roush Fenway Racing’s driver development program. He was one of eleven drivers named to the NASCAR Next 2016–2017 class on the following day. For the season, Majeski won 9 of 10 races at LaCrosse plus had several high finishes at Madison International Speedway. Majeski noticed that he was high in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national points in August despite not intentionally racing for any track’s points championship. The driver’s top 18 finishes determine their standings. He had 17 starts, so he made a late season decision to try for the national title. He started double features at Elko Speedway and climbed to tenth in the standings. On the following weekend he won the another feature at Madison for his 13th NASCAR weekly win of the season to climb to third in the standings. He raced more at Elko and Rockford Speedway but finished third in the final points. Majeski capped off the season by winning the Oktoberfest main event at La Crosse to earn his third consecutive ARCA Midwest Tour championship. He returned to New Smyrna Speedway and qualified on the pole position for the Governor’s Cup. He fell nearly two laps down during the race and came back to win the race for the second consecutive year.

Majeski moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in early 2017 to work in the Roush organization as an engineer. Ty was named most popular driver by Speed 51.com for the second year in a row. He then began the season attempting to defend his World Series of Asphalt overall win at New Smyrna but came up short due to a disqualification because of a non-functioning safety part. Not to be discouraged, Ty entered the Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway. After struggling with an ill handling car, Ty managed to win for the second consecutive year. (This was only accomplished once before.)

In March, 2017, Roush Fenway Racing announced that Ty will be competing in the Xfinity series at Iowa Speedway on June 24th. He will also be competing in most of the ARCA Midwest Tour races as well as select special Super late model races throughout the country.