By Keith Skenandore
A 45-minute rain delay didn’t detain Ty Majeski’s return to Wisconsin International Raceway on August 1.
The ARCA Midwest Tour came to his backyard as he competed in the Forest County Potawatomi Dixieland 250.
Majeski, a 2103 Seymour graduate, raced against the top ARCA Midwest Tour and local drivers, and the biggest driver of them all, NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch. Busch is the 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion.
“It’s pretty cool to see Kyle Busch come out here and race with us guys,” Majeski said.
The rain delay on lap 31, along with a couple of cautions, made for a long evening for Majeski.
Against all the elements, Majeski crossed the finish line in third place behind Cambridge’s Casey Johnson and the race winner Busch. However, following the post-race inspection, Busch was disqualified for not meeting the weight requirements, dropping him to 30th place and moving Majeski into second.
He said in a post-race interview his car had the power that he needed but struggled most of the evening.
“To come away third is pretty good,” Majeski said. “I’m thankful for what we had.
“Honestly I think we had a fifth to seventh place car.”
Overall, Majeski said it was a good points day for his team.
With six laps to go, a caution came out for a fire under the car of Dalton Zehr. Majeski was in fifth place at the time.
With a 6-lap sprint to the finish, Majeski finished in third place.
“It’s not what we wanted,” he said, but he looks forward to his return to WIR for a better run
On August 10 he will drive in the Blue Race. Majeski won the White Race back on July 13.
Prior to his appearance at WIR, Majeski drove in the XFINITY series US Cellular 250 presented by American Ethanol at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 29. Majeski started ninth and finished 16th.
But for Majeski, there’s no place like home.
“I got a lot of fans out there,” he said. “It was a great turn out and I thank all the fans.”
Ty Majeski, left, stands in the winner’s circle next to Kyle Busch, center, the unofficial winner, and Casey Johnson following the Potawatomi Dixieland 250 held at Wisconsin International Raceway on August 1. – Photo by Keith Skenandore
By Keith Skenandore