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Majeski’s Magical Championship Season

November 25, 2015
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by Kari Shear-Carlson / November 25, 2015 – With his second consecutive ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment Championship, a record six series wins, a total of 18 fast times and 18 wins at 12 different tracks throughout his season, a recent win in the Governor’s Cup at New Smyrna Speedway, and being crowned the first ever Kulwicki Driver Development Program (KDDP) Champion, it is safe to say Ty Majeski has created one of the most decorated resume’s in short track racing in 2015.

In 2014, Majeski caught the eyes of his midwestern competitors, capturing both the ARCA Midwest Tour Championship and Rookie of the Year title in the same year. He backed it up in 2015 with six wins in the series, and taking home yet another championship, this time capturing the attention of some of the biggest names in racing, including Dale Earnhardt Jr, who mentioned Majeski as the real deal in a recent tweet.

If you ask Majeski what his secret to success is, his response is simple. “Racing’s been a part of me since I was nine years old. I live, eat, and breathe it. If I’m not racing, I’m thinking about racing, or I’m on my iRacing simulator.”

The young driver has been compared to another consecutive Midwest Tour Champion, and short track racing legend, Steve Carlson. Short track success isn’t the only common denominator between the two.

“I’ve learned a lot from Steve (Carlson). My crew chief, Toby Nuttleman, was Steve’s crew chief when he was racing the Midwest Tour. We won our championships with the same team. Our cars came out of the same shop. To be able to fill his shoes in that respect, is really special. He taught me a lot about being a race car driver,” said Majeski.

While racing consumes Majeski’s mind most of the time, he doesn’t let it take away from earning his engineering degree from the University of Madison.

“School is important, and you can’t count on racing 100%. You have to have a back-up plan. I think it’s important to get your degree to fall back on. Everything’s going great right now, so I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing and see how things play out,” he said.

Majeski is the type of driver that can make racing look easy at times, but one thing he and the team never stop doing, is striving to get better.

“As soon as you think you’re the best, it starts to decline, so we are always working to improve. We worked really hard through last year’s off season to get better, and it shows in our performance.”

Out of the 18 races the team’s performance took them to victory lane, there is one race that stands out more than any other. “I have always wanted a guitar, and I really wanted to get one this year. The ARCA Midwest Tour race at Elko Speedway was definitely the best race, Majeski admitted.

“Coming from the back, and then racing all the way to the line with Jacob Goede and Danny Fredrickson…that one was really big. That race definitely sticks out the most to me this season,” he added.

Ty will have another chance to add yet one more victory to his already impressive resume, as he heads to Pensacola, FL for the 48th Annual running of the Snowball Derby, Dec 2nd-6th.

Drivers from the Midwest are faced with a few challenges when racing in the South, but Ty had no problem overcoming those challenges with his win in the Governor’s Cup at New Smyrna Speedway.

“Southern competition is a little different than what we are used to in the Midwest. The rules are different and it’s just different racing. I think our win in the Governor’s Cup showed that we can race throughout the country, and that is really important,” said Majeski.

As he closes out his 2015 racing season, Ty Majeski and his team will be honored at the 2015 ARCA Midwest Tour Championship banquet on Saturday, February 6th, at The Marquis Ballroom in Fitchburg, WI.

For complete banquet details, go to arcamidwesttour.com

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (/midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedway.

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Majeski Shoots for Two in a Row in the Calypso Chicagoland Showdown

May 19, 2015
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ARCA Midwest Tour and ARCA/CRA Super Series Face-Off on Monday, May 25th at Illiana Motor Speedway

by Kari Shear-Carlson
May 19, 2015 – When the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment heads to Illiana Motor Speedway this Monday, May 25th for the Calypso Chicagoland Showdown, Ty Majeski will be setting his sights on making it two in a row. With $5000 and a Tommy Gun Trophy on the line, Majeski will no doubt be gunning for a victory.

But for this hot-shoe and current ARCAMT point leader, it will not only be back-to-back wins in 2015, but back-to-back wins at Illiana Motor Speedway.

Last Saturday night, Ty Majeski captured possibly one of his most fought for victories in his ARCA Midwest Tour career. He isn’t known for a laid-back style of racing. He is aggressive and intense, but just as much as he is patient and respectful.

Last year’s win at Illiana was more than just a win for the young driver. It was his first ever ARCA Midwest Tour victory, and at a track he had never seen before that weekend.

“It was a really, really big win. I didn’t expect to go down there and have that kind of success. I’m really looking forward to going back. It’s a really cool race track, flat with a little bit of character coming out of four. It’s right up my wheel house,” Majeski said.

Majeski not only had to beat the usual Midwest Tour suspects like, Jonathan Eilen, Chris Weinkauf, James Swan and the rest of the stars, but he was also up against the drivers in the ARCA/CRA Super Series, which made it even that much more special. This Monday will be no different.

“I know it’s a Tour race, but it’s kind of their (CRA) house. Some of those guys run there weekly and when you have to race against guys like Eddie Hoffman and Brian Campbell…they’re tough to beat. They will definitely be our biggest competitors,” he added.

Last year’s win didn’t necessarily come easy, however. When the team rolled in on Sunday for an open practice day, they had ignition problems from the get-go and never made it out on the track. So they weren’t quite sure what they were going to encounter on Monday.

“We were struggling a bit in practice on Monday. I think we qualified like 10th. We took a decent swing at it for the heat race and hit it right on the spot,” said Majeski.

Come Monday, Majeski hopes that they will roll off the trailer and once again be spot on. He will be heading into the event with the momentum that he needs to hopefully once again be in victory lane, taking home $5k and the Tommy Gun Trophy.

Racing will begin at 2:30pm this Monday, May 25th at Illiana Motor Speedway. For complete event details, log on to arcamidwesttour.com.

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (/midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedway.


2014 ARCA Midwest Tour Champion, Ty Majeski Ready For Southern Super Series And The Rattler 250

March 5, 2015
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Seymour, Wisconsin star set to return south after win at Speedweeks

Seymour, Wisconsin (Wednesday, March 4, 2015): For 20-year-old Ty Majeski, the 2014 racing season was a breakout year for the rising star from Seymour, Wisconsin. Majeski won both the 2014 ARCA Midwest Tour Championship as well as the Rookie of the Year title by way of two event wins. One of those coming in the ARCA Midwest Tour VS ARCA/CRA Super Series combination race on Memorial Day Monday, May 26th at Illiana Motor Speedway (IN). His second triumph occurred at Hawkeye Downs Speedway (IA) on July 5th.

The season ended at the prestigious Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL) where he finished 19th after starting 32nd. The 2015 campaign for the Ty Majeski Racing Team began where the 2014 season ended, in the Sunshine State of Florida. The 49th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing was at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) from February 13-21st where the opportunity to race for seven nights over a nine night span was too tempting to pass up. Majeski came away with one Feature Win on night #2 after starting deep in the field in 23rd to go with two top fives and four top 10s against a stellar field of cars throughout the week on his way to a ninth place finish in the final Speedweeks points.

“My real goal at New Smyrna was to get a win. I know what our team can accomplish and I had confidence that when we showed up, people would remember us.” Stated Majeski recently after getting back home from Florida. “I also wanted to get my name out there while getting some solid seat time. I have never raced 7 races in 9 days. I knew it would be a challenge but I really looked forward to it. As for the win, I knew we had a good piece. Even though we started towards the back, the car felt quick. I know I took some chances but they paid off. Opportunities to win at an event like Speedweeks are hard to come by. We knew we had a good car and I went for it.”

Majeski briefly held the points lead in the Super Late Models division at the World Series for a total of two nights. Then on night #8, a hard crash ended his chances at the Speedweeks title and forced the team to head home a day earlier than planned. “We had a fast car in that race. We were in position to extend our points lead. Unfortunately in racing, there are things that are out of your control.” He offered. “We had a Left Rear Trailing Arm Bracket break. I tried to save it, but that’s a fatal failure in the car. We backed it into the wall and that was it for the weekend for us.”

The next event on the 2015 schedule for the Wisconsin driver will feature one more trip south, this time to the 4/10s (0.400) mile semi-banked paved oval of South Alabama Speedway in Opp, Alabama on March 13-15th. The Southern Super Series kicks off their 2015 racing season with the 39th running of the Rattler 250. “I am confident that we can carry our momentum from Speedweeks into the rattler. Even though we broke at Speedweeks, we still had a solid week there. I think we left our mark. There is some great competition registered for the Rattler. I’m looking forward to being competitive there.”

After the Rattler, all focus will shift towards the defense of his ARCA Midwest Tour title beginning on May 3rd at Madison International Speedway (WI) in the running of the Joe Shear Classic 100. “It’s a great series and really well run. We also plan on running the Slinger Nationals and the Red, White and Blue series at Wisconsin International Raceway as well. We are also looking at possibly the TUNDRA series again and maybe the ARCA/CRA Super Series JEGS Triple Crown Series shows. We are still looking to see how everything fits in, so it’s all up in the air and sponsor driven.” He ended.

Majeski began his career in 2004 in the Go-Kart ranks and from then until 2009 racked up six National championships as well as five Wisconsin local racing titles and three state championships. In 2010 at 15 years old, the move up to Limited Late Models was next for his racing career. In 2011, he toured with the Big 8 Late Model Series and captured the Rookie of the Year title while scoring three Feature Wins including the Big 8 portion of the National Short Track Championships at Rockford Speedway (IL). He also collected one Fast Qualifier Award as well.

A move up to Super Late Models came about in 2012 and he continued to improve throughout the 2013 racing season including winning a Fast Qualifier Award in an ARCA Midwest Tour race at Marshfield Motor Speedway (WI). Also in 2013 he broke through for three wins during the prestigious Oktoberfest Race weekend at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway (WI) and during the year, he ran 27 total events in four different cars with four different owners.

Majeski is also one of the most successful drivers in iRacing, the on-line simulator. In 279 career starts he has 250 wins with 273 fast times and has won four out of a possible five championships. He is the top ranked Oval iRacer in the world and has raced against such big names as David Ragan, Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Cale Gale, Timmy Hill, Ross Kenseth and others

With Crew Chief, Toby Nuttleman on the pit box calling the shots as well as Car Owners, Brad & Nancy Mannstedt and Crew Members, Chris & Craig Johnson, Justin Zymewski, Matt Rowell, and parents Brad & Susan Majeski all on the team, Majeski’s popular black and white #91 carries sponsorship stickers and support from Seubert Calf Ranches as well as iRacing.com, McGunegill Race Engines, Lefthander Chassis, Wehrs Machine, Mannstedt Steel, Frog Racing, Johnny’s Hobbies, Oktoberfest Race Weekend and M.P.H. Promotions.

For more information about Ty Majeski and the entire Ty Majeski Racing Team and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the 39th running of the Rattler 250 Weekend as well as for the rest of the 2015 racing season, please visit his website at: www.tymajeskiracing.com You can also follow the team on Facebook by going to www.facebook.com/tymajeskiracing and on Twitter as well at: www.twitter.com/TyMajeski