Short track racing’s most talked about prospect is ready for his first shot at one of NASCAR’s top three series. Ty Majeski, the 2016 and 2017 Short Track Driver of the Year on Speed51.com, will make his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut for Roush Fenway Racing at Iowa Speedway on June 24.
“I’m just very thankful for the opportunity,” Majeski told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “There aren’t too many racers to make it on performance anymore. I’m very honored to be one of them. It took a little bit for everything to come together, but patience is key. I’m really looking forward to this season and beyond.”
Majeski of Seymour, Wisconsin was named a Roush Fenway Racing development driver in 2016 and through the program made a limited amount of ARCA starts with Roulo Bros. Racing. He recently made the move from the Midwest to North Carolina to be closer to the team and further his racing career.
In a report on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s website, Roush Fenway Racing’s driver development coordinator Eric Peterson confirmed Majeski’s XFINITY Series debut. Peterson went on to explain that Majeski will be running some form of a partial schedule in the XFINITY Series and ARCA Racing Series this season.
“We hope to have that shored up a little more in the next two weeks,” Peterson told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “But the Xfinity side, we’re for sure going to run a small number of races and we’re working on building on that right now.”
When he’s not behind the wheel of a race car, Majeski will be using his two years of experience in the engineering program at University of Wisconsin-Madison to work in the aerodynamics department at RFR.
In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report, Peterson went on to explain that the goal is to have Majeski full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series next season. He also echoed the thought of many in the racing community by saying that Majeski has made it as far as he had due to his performance, not because of money.
“He’s gotten opportunities to this point and the ones he’s going to get in the future are because of his talent and not because of money,” Peterson said. “He’s one of the few here recently that are making it that way.”
In addition to his plans with Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and ARCA Racing Series, Majeski will continue to compete in Super Late Models when his schedule allows. His next SLM start will come at South Alabama Speedway on March 19 when he defends his Rattler 250 crown.
That race can be seen live via a pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.com.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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