Ty Majeski has won about everything there is to win in the state of Wisconsin. He has wins in the Slinger Nationals, Joe Shear Classic and Oktoberfest to go along with wins at every asphalt short track in Wisconsin and four ARCA Midwest Tour titles to his credit. However, there has been one major race that has eluded him over the years, and it’s the one closest to home.
The three-time ARCA Menards Series winner this year heads into Tuesday night’s Dixieland 250 at Wisconsin International Raceway looking to break through for his first win in the race held just 23 miles from his hometown of Seymour. After spending time in North Carolina, he has spent the past week racing in the Badger State and getting ready for Tuesday night’s race. He is confident that he and his team can get that first Dixieland win after a good week of racing at WIR and LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway.
“I’ve been in Carolina the last month or so, and then last week I came up and ran in the Blue race at Kaukauna and their twin 35-lap features,” Majeski told Speed51.com’s The Morning Bullring. “Then we went down to LaCrosse on Saturday night and ran a local feature. It’s been a good last week and we had a really good tune-up on Thursday for the Dixieland. We really want the 250-lapper at my home track.”
Majeski dominated both twin-35 lap races that made up the Blue Race at WIR Thursday night, and he followed it up with a strong performance on the east side of the state at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway before a late-race spin while fighting for the win relegated him to the rear. With the Blue Race being held prior to the Dixieland 250 this year compared to previous years, he hopes his fortune also flips with the races and it leads him to his 20th career ARCA Midwest Tour win.
“In years past, the Blue race has always been after the Dixieland and we’ve always kind of struggled a little bit in the Dixieland for whatever reason, then we’ve always been dominant in the Blue race,” he said. “Hopefully those roles are reversed this year now that the Blue race was before the Dixieland. It was a really good test for us. We tried a few things and we really think we hit on something and I think we can get it done on Tuesday.”
With two second-place finishes in the event, his dominating performance in the Blue Race Thursday night has him excited to get back to Kaukauna and chase after his first Dixieland 250 win. Having what he felt was one of the best cars he’s ever had last Thursday, he is looking to carry the momentum to what he considers as his home race.
“I’m super excited, we had a really good run on Thursday and it was one of the best race cars I may have ever had,” he said. “The thing was just phenomenal and hopefully we can replicate that on Tuesday. The 250’s been a race that’s kind of eluded us in the past, it’s kind of my home track and my home big race and I really want that one for sure. We’re going to do everything in our power to put the whole race together and hopefully put it in victory lane at the end of the night.”
Race fans unable to make it to Kaukauna, Wisconsin Tuesday night will be able to watch the Dixieland 250 live on Speed51’s pay-per-view broadcast. Order your pay-per-view ticket today by clicking here.
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-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51.com State Editor (IN/MI) - Twitter: @kgeyer3
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