Majeski Follows Opportunity to Fifth Midwest Tour Championship

The 2021 season saw Ty Majeski return to racing in the Upper Midwest in a more permanent role, which included a full-time schedule with the ARCA Midwest Tour for the first time since 2017.  He won four races and a championship with the series, while also adding wins with the Alive For Five Series, Bettenhausen Memorial and the Trickle 99 just this last Friday night.

 

A run at a fifth ARCA Midwest Tour championship wasn’t originally in the works for Majeski, but as the year went on the opportunity became possible.  He won the title while driving for two different car owners – along with running a car for Brad Mannstedt like he has for nearly a decade, he also made select starts in a car owned by Krista Coon.

 

“It’s been a solid year for sure.  I got an opportunity on the Truck side with ThorSport and that gave me an opening to run for the Midwest Tour championship,” Majeski said on “The Bullring.”  “We didn’t intend on running for the championship at the beginning of the year because we weren’t sure where I was going to land but we wanted to keep doing Tour races until we had a conflict.  It just worked out to where we could run them all.”

 

He moved to Ohio during the year to work for ThorSport during the week, which gave him more opportunities to race back home in Wisconsin.  With it also came four starts in the NASCAR Truck Series with the team.  He made the best of his four starts, setting a new career-best finish with the series in his first race at Charlotte Motor Speedway when he finished seventh.

 

In Majeski’s eyes, it has been a match made in heaven.

I think the biggest thing for me is I feel really good about the position and the opportunity I have at ThorSport.  I would take a look at opportunities that present themselves but I truly believe I’ve found a home at ThorSport.  They believe in me and I believe in them.  Logistically it works for me being in Ohio, I can run Super Late Model races on weekends.  ThorSport has a great group of guys, Duke and Rhonda (Thorson) are great people and great owners and there’s no place I’d rather be.

Just three races remain on Majeski’s 2021 schedule, with a trip to Dells Raceway Park to end racing season in Wisconsin before heading south to defend his Snowball Derby title.  He and crew chief Toby Nuttleman have big plans in the works for the 54th edition of the biggest Super Late Model race in the country.

 

“We’re building a brand-new car for the Snowball Derby, it’ll actually be TobyCar chassis 001.  Toby has basically taken Lefthander Chassis and we do our own geometry with them and put our own spin on them.  Justin Zmyewski and Toby, we’ve put all our heads together.  We’re not designing, it’s a Lefthander copy but it’ll be TobyCar 001.  We’re really excited for that.”

 

The week before the Snowball Derby will see the team head further south to 4-17 Southern Speedway, a $20,000 to win race that could see a big turnout from local favorites and out-of-town teams looking for more fun before arriving in Pensacola.

 

“The week before that we’re going to go down to Punta Gorda (4-17 Southern Speedway) for the Billy Bigley Memorial.  That should be a really cool event.  I think it’s $20,000 to win, 125-lap race.  It’s probably a better-paying race relative to the Snowball with how much you have to spend to do it.  I’m really excited to make a really long week and a half out of it in Florida.”

 

-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
-Photo Credit: Speed51 Photo

Majeski Follows Opportunity to Fifth Midwest Tour Championship