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“I guess the first highlight moment of my racing career was when I was racing Jake Blackhurst. I have always admired him as a person and as a driver. Jake was always the one to beat, and we were all happy for him when he won, which was a lot. We were racing in South Dakota and Jake was out front and I was running second. I was able to catch up to Jake and pass him. I went on to beat him in two races that day. Jake was so happy for me, just as I had always been every time he beat me. He is a class act.” -Ty
“Another great moment for me was racing at Batesville in 2009. The first race, we had a fast kart. We were leading and the engine sputtered. We didn’t finish the race. It was one of the few in my career that I didn’t finish. We kept working hard to get the engine going again. I took second in that next race. I was still determined to win and I had 3 races to go. The next day,we got up early worked hard and earned two poles and three wins. A few weeks later, I got a call from Bobby Waltrip to test a Stock Car. We went to North Carolina and now I’m living my dream. I will never forget that weekend.” -Ty
“I started racing in the Limited Late Model stock car in 2010. I won my first ever fast dash. It was encouraging but didn’t prepare me for what was in store for me. It was a tough transition to go from a go-kart to a Stock Car. I did a decent job the rest of the season and learned a lot. That lead me up to by far the most important and outstanding event that I’ve been involved in. That is the win at Rockford. For 46 years, Rockford Speedway has hosted the National Short Track Championship. To win this race made me the youngest winner ever of this event. It was 108 gruelling laps with the best short track racers doing everything they could to get the win. I lead all 108 laps and, despite these guys breathing down my neck, I managed to pull the win. The only word I can use to describe it is unbelievable. I really look forward to more events and opportunities like this in the future.” -Ty
By far the greatest, most humbling moment was when I won the ARCA Midwest Tour Championship. It was an honor to be the first one in history to win Rookie of the Year as well as the Championship. I was also the youngest Champion. I can’t say enough great things about our team. Usually it takes a while for a team to find that comfortable spot with one another. This team came together like no other. Toby Nuttleman is the greatest crew chief and friend that anyone can ask for. The car owners Brad and Nancy Mannstedt, my mom and dad, and the whole team made it happen. I just drove the car. It was everyone combined that made this dream come true.” -Ty
The 2015 season was a record setting one for Ty.
-He was the first to win 5 ARCA Midwest Tour races in one season, and only the second to win back to back championships.
-He broke the track record at the Snowball Derby, and got third in the snowball Derby against teams with professional pit crews
-He set the fastest lap at Madison.
-He won the Inaugural Alan Kulwicki Driver Development Program Championship.
-He has 19 wins and 20 fast times in 56 starts in the 2015 season
-2015 Governors cup champion
“To look back on where I’ve come from to where I am now is surreal. I feel that I have so many opportunities to look forward to as I build on what I have learned. I am really looking forward to seeing what the future has in store.” – Ty Majeski