Performing in the clutch separates the best drivers from the pack. When the laps are counting down and the lights are shining brightest, the top racers thrive under pressure. Each month during the 2020 season, Tilton Engineering will honor a “Clutch Performer of the Month” from the world of short track racing.
The winner of the Tilton Engineering Clutch Performer of the Month Award for the month of November is…
Late Model Stock Cars
Winning a race after battling engine troubles or winning a race driving an unfamiliar race car are both great feats. Each alone would be pretty clutch for a driver and their race team. But, for Ty Majeski he won a race after dealing with both these challenges, and it was in a 225-lap, $10,000-to-win show against many of the best Late Model Stock Car drivers, AND… it was on a track that Majeski had never seen before the weekend.
In a reunion with Chad Bryant Racing, the same team Majeski scored his first three career ARCA Menards Series wins with in 2019, they turned their attention to getting Majeski into a Late Model Stock in the inaugural South Carolina 400 at the recently reopened Florence Motor Speedway in South Carolina.
The weekend seemed to be doomed from the start however, as Majeski had problems with not one, but two engines in Friday practice. But, with help from JR Motorsports, who were in town with 2020 NASCAR National Champion Josh Berry, the CBR team had their No. 77 ready for Saturday.
Come Saturday night in the 225-lap Late Model Stock portion of the event, it was a typical Majeski kind of day, with the Super Late Model regular from Wisconsin keeping things clean the majority of the race. Then, going wheel-to-wheel with Josh Berry himself for the check and trophy, eventually pulling away with the victory.
For staying cool under fire, learning a new race car on the fly, and besting one of the sturdiest Late Model Stock Car fields of 2020 on debut, Ty Majeski has been named the Tilton Clutch Performer of the Month for November. Majeski will receive a $250 product certificate from Tilton Engineering for his clutch performance.
-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51 Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT
-Photo credit: Speed51 / Brandon Zumbach