One week removed from being taken out in an incident battling for the race lead with a teammate, Ty Majeski returned to EastWest Promotions Sid’s View Modified Series victory lane with a dominating performance at the virtual Iowa Speedway. The NASCAR Truck Series driver for Niece Motorsports led 69 of the 100 laps after starting on the second row.
It was yet another 1-2-3 finish for the Posse Thursday night, and Majeski had to lean on his teammates a little bit extra this week after he had originally not planned to take part in the race, opting to compete in fellow Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson’s IceBox Pickup Throwdown event. An early incident in that race led to him joining the Sid’s View Modified field last-minute.
“I had to lean on my teammates a little bit, I was planning on running the Truck race tonight that Jordan Anderson put on and got wrecked out of it early so I hopped into the session with ten minutes to go without much practice at all for this week. I was able to lean on those guys and get a setup from a couple of my teammates,” Majeski said on the broadcast. “I’m thankful for them, we have a really deep team and to be able to lean on those guys for some help when I didn’t do much testing, it’s just a testament to the team.”
While Majeski led much of the race, it wasn’t made easy for him at any point of the 100-lap event. He had drivers such as Riley Stenjem and Ryan Blanchard breathing down his neck, using the draft provided from the .75 mile to keep within reach.
“It’s definitely a product of the racing, Iowa’s a little bit bigger of a track that what we’ve been accustomed to in this series. There’s a lot of draft that takes place so it’s really difficult to get any separation just because of that. Overall, the car was good tonight.”
Fellow Wisconsin racer Riley Stenjem followed up last week’s win at Thompson Speedway with a runner-up effort at Iowa. The Kulwicki Driver Development Program semifinalist was hoping for a rare mistake out of the number-one rated iRacer in the world, but it did not come.
“It was just really being able to formulate a run and hope for a mistake out of him but those don’t come very often,” Stenjem said. “I didn’t put together what I needed for a run there coming to the white like I was planning. I can’t complain running 1-2-3 for the Posse at all.”
Blanchard, Keith Jeffrey, and Zack Murphy rounded out the top five.
The Sid’s View Modified Series heads to the virtual Myrtle Beach Speedway for their next race on Thursday, April 30. Click here to watch a replay of Thursday night’s race at Iowa.
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-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3