One of the biggest short track hot shoes in America has signed a developmental deal with Roush-Fenway Racing to run with the Roulo Bros. Racing in select ARCA Racing Series events in 2016.
Ty Majeski’s only 21 years old, but the wise beyond his years racer is ready to make his step into big time auto racing after finishing third in the 2015 Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway, and winning the Howie Lettow Memorial at Madison International Speedway where he beat out several of the Midwest’s best short trackers.
“I am really excited to get this next step started,” said Majeski. “It’s an honor to be associated with one of NASCAR’s most successful owners, Jack Roush. I would like to thank everyone at Roush Fenway and Roulo Bros. for the opportunity.
“Gary Roulo and I started talking at the beginning of the 2015 season,” added Majeski. “And now we have been able to put this program together and I am very much looking forward to working with both Roush Fenway and the Roulo Bros. this season.”
Roulo Bros. Racing was the team that developed 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Chris Buescher with the help of Roush-Fenway, and RFR team President Steve Newmark looks to also develop Majeski into a championship caliber driver.
“We are truly excited about having Ty on board,” said Newmark. “He is an exceptional young man that has excelled on and off the track, as evidenced by his considerable racing accomplishments, as well as his career in the class room as an engineering student. We feel that there is a very high ceiling for what Ty can accomplish and we look forward to watching him progress in his career and playing a major role in that development.”
Majeski won’t be new to the ARCA circuit as the Wisconsin native already has two ARCA Midwest Tour championships, including the 2015 series title where he won 19 races.
It’s unknown right now exactly how many races Majeski will run with the Roulo Bros., but the team is excited to add him to the lineup.
“After watching Ty for the past few years in his late model program, I really like what he does in and out of the race car,” said Roulo Bros. owner Gary Roulo. “I love his intensity. His late model program is a hard act to follow. Our focus is to not only win races in the ARCA Series, but to effectively prepare drivers to be successful at the highest levels of NASCAR.”