February 2, 2019 was the date of the first winter thaw for Majeski. He heated up the Kern County Raceway at the 4th annual winter showdown. The weather played a big role during the event. With rain on and off throughout the day and winds gusting, it was uncertain if they would be able get the 300 lap,$ 30,000.00 to win race in. As it stood, Qualifying was already rained out which bumped the purse up another $2,500.00. The stakes were high and the teams were feeling the pressure.
The Modified race began and was quickly rained upon. They called it with 45 laps of 75 in in an attempt to still get the Winter Showdown race in. The green flag dropped for the supers with Majeski starting in the 4th position. Over the radio, he stated he lacked straightaway speed. He was able to climb up to the 2nd position and have an impressive battle with the top three when the controlled caution came out. Ty stated they made an adjustment during the caution that helped a lot.
Starting on the inside in p2, a massive chaotic wreck involving at least 17 cars happened when the p1 car hesitated on the restart. As this was being cleaned up, the darkness was threatening to end the race as the track had lost power in the storm. At this point all of the remaining drivers were driving each lap as if it were the last, not knowing when they would call the race. Once the race hit halfway, it could be called at any time. As Majeski was pulling away to an easy 20 lap lead, another caution came out and the track pulled the cars into pit row due to darkness. Taking every attempt to complete the race, they set the timer for one hour. If the lights didn’t come on within that time, the race would be called. Waiting on pins and needles, the timer ran out and the team was elated to be declared the winner of the 2019 Winter Showdown!
Watch for more details on what the future holds for Majeski. We are uncertain of Ty’s plans this season but we will keep the fans posted as we receive information.