WEST ALLIS, Wis. – Ty Majeski came back from an early pit stop to charge through the field to win Sunday’s ARCA Midwest Tour Father’s Day 100 at The Milwaukee Mile.
The triumph was his record-setting 27th in ARCA Midwest Tour competition.
“It’s good to be here,” Majeski said in victory lane. “The race just went our way today. We had an OK car to start, I was just managing track position knowing we were going make it a two stop race. Looking at the radar, we decided to gamble at the lap 30 caution and put tires on that is why we were able to get through the field as we were doing. Sometimes it just goes your way.”
Majeski, who was also the fast qualifier, started 17th and was up to seventh by the lap 30 competition caution. He restarted 15th and was back in the top-10 by lap 37.
Jonathan Eilen paced the field for the first 22 laps until Dalton Zehr took over the top spot and led until lap 29, when Luke Fenhaus passed him for the lead.
On the restart on lap 36, Fenhaus held the lead while Zehr battled him for the top spot.
The two got together going down the backstretch, with both making contact with the wall and coming to a stop in turn four on lap 39. Both drivers retired from the race as a result and Casey Johnson would inherit the top spot.
Johnson led until Gabe Sommers got by the defending series champion for the top spot on lap 47.
While Sommers led the field, Majeski made his march to the front by getting to fourth on lap 49, then third on lap 51, and second on lap 52.
Five laps later, Majeski made the winning move by passing Sommers to take the lead and would continue to lead until Mother Nature opened up the skies, with the checkered flag waving on lap 81.
“I was just managing, I was probably a second or a half second faster and I kept telling myself. to manage, manage, manage cause if it did go green and it didn’t rain we would have to fend those guys off on older tires,” Majeski said about keeping his car up front for the finish. “Thankfully, Mother Nature came into play and we played right.”
Sommers held off a late charge from defending winner Austin Nason for second. Sammy Smith was fourth with Carson Kvapil rounding out the top five.
Ty Majeski, Gabe Sommers, Austin Nason, Sammy Smith, Carson Kvapil, Jesse Love, LeVon VanDerGeest, Travis Sauter, Casey Johnson, Mark Kraus, Dalton Armstrong, Griffin McGrath, John DeAngelis, Dillon Hammond, Albert Francis, Jonathan Eilen, Paul Shafer, Andy Monday, Cayden Lapcevich, Jeff Van Oudenhoven, Derek Kraus, Justin Mondeik, Steve Seligman, Grant Griesbach, Terry Schoppenhorst, Bobby Reuse, Rich Bickle, Curt Tillman, Gregory Borchardt, Andrew Brocker, Ryan Farrell, Dalton Zehr, Luke Fenhaus, Jeff Storm, Harley Jankowski.