LONG POND, Pa. (June 8, 2017) – Roush Fenway Racing development driver Ty Majeski will make his debut with Cunningham Motorsports, in conjunction with Ken Schrader Racing, this Friday at Pocono Raceway in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200.
Majeski took his first laps in the No. 99 Cunningham Motorsports Ford Fusion during the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards open test Wednesday, picking up the third fastest time of the day.
“I think the test went really well,” said Majeski. “I spent a lot of time on iRacing.com in the Ford simulator getting laps around this place before I showed up and it definitely helped. To be in a competitive car like this is a dream come true. I’m very excited and can’t thank everyone from Cunningham Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing and Ken Schrader Racing enough for the opportunity.”
Cunningham Motorsports (CMS) and Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) announced a partnership for the five races Majeski is slated to drive, with equipment being owned by CMS and logistical operations coming from KSR.
“We need Ken Schrader Racing’s help with Ty’s program,” said CMS co-owner Kerry Scherer. “Kenny (Schrader) had the space, the people and is a proven winner, so it made sense to ask for his help. It will be a Cunningham effort with Kenny and Donnie (Richeson) overseeing it.”
Majeski’s Ford Fusion is owned by CMS’s championship owner Briggs Cunningham with KSR assembly and trackside help. Majeski had been able to work directly with KSR team owner Ken Schrader in the final weeks before Pocono.
“We are very excited to for the opportunity to work with Ty Majeski,” said Schrader. “This season, Ty will run a limited schedule with the KSR team and we’re thrilled to be coordinating efforts with a championship team like Cunningham Motorsports. I know we can all gain some knowledge from each other and it looks like it will be a promising season.”
Majeski is no stranger to ARCA, racing in four events last season and coming away with one top-five and two top-10 finishes. This season, though, Majeski hopes that with champion-caliber equipment and a winning team behind him, he can earn his first win in the ARCA Racing Series.
“It’s been a lot of fun getting ready for these five races,” said Majeski. “I’ve spent some time with my crew chief Matt (Weber) in the shop at Schrader’s a little bit and they’ve really put together a good car. Cunningham has great equipment and they’ve been extremely fast the last two years, especially on tracks like Pocono. I just can’t wait to get on the track tomorrow and hopefully get a win in my first race in the No. 99 Cunningham Motorsports Ford.”
Race activities for the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 will take place on Friday, June 9 with practice from 9:30-10:55 a.m.. General Tire Pole Qualifying is set for 2:00 p.m. with the feature event slated for a 5:45 p.m. start time. The race will air live on FS1. All times are local (ET).
Stay up-to-date with all Cunningham Motorsports news by following on social media through Facebook (@cunninghamrace), Twitter (@cunningham_race) and Instagram (@cunninghamrace). Head to www.cunninghamrace.com for the latest news and photos. You can also follow Ty Majeski on social media on Facebook (@TyMajeskiRacing), Twitter (@TyMajeski) and Instagram (@TyMajeski_) or head to his website at www.tymajeskiracing.com for updates.
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