After six previous attempts, Ty Majeski added a Snowball Derby win to his resume less than two weeks ago. With the Tom Dawson Trophy now in his hands, we asked him on “The Bullring” – what’s next?
The Wisconsin driver announced he and crew chief Toby Nuttleman will be looking to make a run at another Late Model crown jewel, the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. The two are already preparing for the Northeast’s biggest Super Late Model race, more than eight months out.
“We’re actually building a car right now specifically for Oxford. They have some different frame rail, ride height rules up there so we’re actually building a car specifically for that race, also with hopes of bringing it to Jukasa as well depending on the border and if the race happens with the pandemic,” Majeski said. “Those two right now are certainly on our radar.”
It’ll be a homecoming of sorts for Majeski, thanks in part to his long-time sponsor iRacing. The Boston-based online racing service has played a part at Oxford in recent years, sponsoring local racer Alan Tardiff in the 250.
It also gives them a chance to build a Pro Late Model for that and other races around North America. Majeski has just one major Pro Late Model start to his credit, coming with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at the Masters of the Pro’s at Lebanon I-44 Speedway in 2014.
“Oxford is up sort-of in the iRacing part of the country, that’s near Boston. They’re from the Northeast and I know that’s a big race for them. Oxford is on iRacing, I’ve ran it a lot and it’s a crown jewel. It just kind of makes sense and we’ve wanted to build a Pro Late Model for quite some time.
“We’re going to build one of those and build a crate motor in it and hopefully go run that race and maybe bring the Crate car down to some of the bigger races when we bring our Super down as well,” he added. “That’s our idea, now that we’ve finally won the Derby I think you’ll see us with a Pro Late Model and a Super Late Model down at the Derby next year.”
Majeski has raced in the Midwest, Southeast and out West in the past, but this will be his first time in the Northeast. He is looking forward to his maiden Oxford 250 experience not just for the race, but also for the friendships he has forged over the years through sim racing.
“Anytime you can go to a big event in a different part of the country, it’s neat to see how they do things, how the tracks run things, how the fans interact. It’s cool to go to different venues like that. I know a lot of people in that area, I haven’t met them in person but I’ve got a lot of friends from the virtual world that I know from iRacing. It’ll be cool to put a face with the voice and the name.
“That race will be cool to go to for a lot of different reasons. I’m excited to go to that part of the country. We’ve gone to the Southeast, we’ve went all the way out west to California, hopefully we can go out to the Northeast and have some success up there as well.”
Click here to watch a replay of Monday’s episode of “The Bullring” to see Majeski’s interview in its entirety.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
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