Coming off a strong weekend with a pair of runner-up finishes, Ty Majeski will make another home-state Super Late Model appearance Saturday in the Dick Trickle 99, part of the Alive for Five Series at Dells Raceway Park (WI).
Majeski joins a growing list of entrants for the $4,000-to-win event, including the impromptu appearance of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular Johnny Sauter. Sauter is filing his entry while serving a one-race NASCAR suspensionfollowing an incident with Austin Hill during Sunday’s race at Iowa Speedway.
Now Majeski adds his name to the field, bringing even more star power to the event. The Seymour, Wisconsin native eagerly awaits Saturday’s race.
“I’m excited to go,” Majeski told Speed51. “I see the entry list growing. We’re all aware that Johnny Sauter is now going, and there’s going to be a lot of other great cars there. It’s a great series they have. I wish I could run them all. It’s probably one of the best-paying series in the nation, I would say. Between being from $3,000 to $5,000 to win the races and the points payout, you can come away with good money for Late Model racing running that series.
“It’s pretty cool,” he added. “I’m glad the schedule aligned for me to run a couple of them, so we’re going to make as many of them as we can.”
Majeski knows Sauter will provide stout competition, especially since Sauter won an ARCA Midwest Tour event at “The Dells” in 2018.
“He’s going to be strong,” Majeski said of Sauter. “Every time he gets in a Late Model, he’s always tough to beat. He ran one of these races last year, I think he won it. He’ll be tough, obviously. I assume he built a brand-new car like he normally does every year, and he’ll be tough.”
Nonetheless, Majeski believes he has what it takes to match up with Sauter based on his own success over the years at the 1/3-mile oval.
“We’ll be strong there as well,” he said. “We’ll be running our green-schemed car, and that car, I don’t know if it’s lost there in the last three or four years. It’s really, really strong there. We’re going to have a great piece as well, it should be a great battle, and we’ll see where we stack up.
“I think we just hit on a really good package with that car there,” Majeski added. “We’ve been running the same package and setup there for a number of years. It’s just been superfast, especially on a long run. It just doesn’t fall off. We hit on a really good package for there, it’s been working for a long time, and hopefully that continues this weekend.”
Majeski had fast race cars in a couple of Wisconsin races last week, the “Red Race” at Wisconsin International Raceway on Thursday and the Father’s Day 100 at The Milwaukee Mile on Sunday. However, Majeski finished second in both events.
This weekend, Majeski hopes to improve by one spot and end the day in victory lane.
“Just keep bringing fast race cars to the race track. There are times where the fastest race car doesn’t always win, for a number of circumstances. I felt like at certain parts of the race, we had the best on car on Sunday at Milwaukee. We had the best car on Thursday. It just didn’t work out and that’s okay. We just have to keep bringing cars capable of winning to the racetrack, and the wins will come.”
Speed51.com will be on hand at Dells Raceway Park Saturday night and video highlights will be available on the Speed51 Network.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
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