On Monday night Ty Majeski appeared to be on his way to one of the biggest Late Model wins of his career until he found himself turned and heading toward the inside retaining wall during a late race restart at Florida’s Five Flags Speedway in the 52nd annual Snowball Derby. Instead of a carer-defining win, the Wisconsin driver ended his night with a battered race car and a 14th place finish.
On Tuesday, Majeski’s fortunes turned as it was announced in a press release on NieceMotorsports.com that he would drive on a full-time basis for Niece Motorsports during the 2020 season on the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.
Ross Chastain drove the No. 45 Chevrolet to a Championship 4 appearance in 2019. That driver vacated the Niece Motorsports seat at the end of the season and is moving to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2020 for Kaulig Racing.
Majeski found success of his own in 2019. In just six starts on the ARCA Menard’s Series he captured three victories and placed in the top-5 in every start he made for Chad Bryant Racing on that tour. The 25-year-old racer also won the Winter Showdown race for Late Models at Kern County Raceway in California to kick off this season. That crown jewel event paid $30,000 to the winner.
Majeski started his first NGOTS race this fall for Niece Motorsports at ISM Raceway in Phoenix where he started 5th and finished 11th.
“I’m really excited for the opportunity to race full time with Niece Motorsports,” said Majeski in the team’s press release. “I’m appreciative of Al(Niece) and everyone at the team for giving me this opportunity. We’re looking to continue to build on what Ross and the team accomplished this year. We expect to be contending for wins and ultimately the championship.”
The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series kicks off its 2020 season at the Daytona International Speedway on February 14th.
Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association
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