After a tumultuous SidsView.com Modified Series race at Stafford one week ago, Ty Majeski proved why he is the number-one rated iRacer in the world by winning Thursday night’s race at New Smyrna Speedway in dominating fashion. The NASCAR Truck Series driver started on the pole and led every lap on his way to the victory, going all but untouched throughout the 125-lap event.
Majeski led a top four sweep by he and his teammates, driving for ‘The Posse.’ He gave credit to his team for the preparation they put into the race leading up to Thursday night’s green flag. While the four drivers approached the races in their own way, the results found them together up front.
“I think it’s just hard work, all of us Posse guys work together on all the setups. We put a lot of time in, especially compared to a lot of guys in the series,” Majeski said on the broadcast. “I enjoy it, I love building setups and tweaking on them, it’s one of my favorite parts about iRacing. We put the time in and it shows, you’re going to get results. It’s just a testament to The Posse, we completely dominated tonight, finishing 1-2-3-4 even on different strategies.”
Joe Schaffer finished in the runner-up spot after starting fourth. It was a battle for second at the end of the race between he and Wisconsin racer Riley Stenjem, with Schaffer able to hold him off on the short run to the checkered.
“I think Riley (Stenjem) was way better on the short run. If it was a long run on equal tires maybe I could have held him off but he was way better on the start and he had the tires. He would’ve got me.”
While they raced for second, teammate Ty Majeski ran away with the win. What did Schaffer think he needed to have competed with the four-time ARCA Midwest Tour champion?
“Fifty more horsepower, probably,” he joked. “I don’t ever feel bad finishing second to Ty, especially given the fact I know how much they put into it. He’s tough to beat on a regular day, but when he’s feeling it and he’s got a good setup under him you’re not going to beat him.”
Stenjem, last week’s winner Brandon Wilkinson and Justin Thompson rounded out the top five.
The Sid’s View Modified Series heads to the virtual Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the next event on Thursday, April 16. Click here to watch a replay of Thursday night’s race at New Smyrna Speedway.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3