Ty Majeski has something figured out with the flat half-mile ovals. Earlier this season, he picked up the Border Wars II win at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Indiana. On Saturday, he made his first visit to Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, Iowa picked up his second win of the season.
After starting seventh, Majeski worked is way up to challenge for the lead by chasing down early leader Nathan Haseleu on lap 45. The two drivers put on a tight side-by-side battle for the lead for 15 laps until Haseleu was able to use the lapped car of Brennon Willard as a pick to get the lead back.
Haseleu was able to get away but Majeski chased him back down and easily went by him for the lead on lap 69. From there, Majeski went uncontested to the checkered flag.
“We had a real good battle, just some hard racing,” Majeski said about his battle with Haseleu in victory lane. “He was pinching me down in the corners, which I would have done, and we touched a few times but I didn’t want to wreck him and ruin both of our nights. It was fun racing with him.”
Majeski had a string of podium finishes since his first win, but was happy to be back in victory lane.
Haseleu was the early leader taking the lead from Jason Weinkauf on lap 17. But would finish third after losing second to Chris Weinkauf late in the race.
“I ran as hard as I could hoping he would slide around a little bit and use up his stuff,” Haseleu said about his battle with Majeski. “I think something broke in the rear end, I am not real sure. At the end I could barely drive it, so we are happy to come out of here with a third place finish.”
Chris Weinkauf was happy with his second place run.
“The car was really steady, we worked on it all day and I appreciate the crew’s hard work,” Weinkauf said. “The car was a little bit better at the end so I was hoping to give ty a run but I couldn’t catch him.”
Griffin McGrath was fourth with James Swan rounding out the top five.
After eight events, Haseleu and Majeski are tied for the points lead in the ARCA Midwest Tour standings.
The ARCA Midwest Tour will be back in action on Saturday, August 9th at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
ARCA Midwest Tour
Coors Light 100
1. Ty Majeski
2. Chris Weinkauf
3. Nathan Haseleu
4. Griffin McGrath
5. James Swan
6. Nick Barstad
7. Cardell Potter
8. Jonathan Eilen
9. Jason Weinkauf
10. Brennon Willard
11. Brent Kirchner
13. Brian Campbell
14. Nick Murgic
15. Matt Kocourek
16. Brian Gibson
DNS – Travis Sauter