In another example of how closely virtual and realy-world racing have become, top iRacer Ty Majeski will debut in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Iowa Speedway in the American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen event.
Majeski will be driving the No 60 iRacing Ford Mustang, run by Roush Fenway Racing. And he’s well prepared. In addition to being the top rated oval driver on iRacing, he’s also a three-time ARCA Midwest Tour champion. After taking the third title in a row in 2016, Majeski signed with Roush Fenway as a development driver. He’s part of the NASCAR Next program, won his 16th and 17th ARCA Midwest race wins, debuted with Cunningham Motorsports in the ARCA Racing Series at Pocono Raceway, where he finished seventh. And also won 94 of 97 races on iRacing.
“I’m really excited,” says the Seymour, Wisconsin native. “It’s what I’ve been working towards my entire career. Going back since go-kart racing all the way up through the Late Model ranks, through the iRacing ranks – this is what I’ve been working towards. A lot of blood, sweat and tears in it, and I’m looking forward to making the most of it.”
“iRacing is as realistic as you can get without being in the race car,” Majeski says. “They do a phenomenal job with graphics and (car) set-ups, and I use it as a tool each and every week to better my career. iRacing defintely helped me prepare for the ARCA race at Pocoon and you better believe I’ve done plenty of laps at Iowa Speedway in the Xfinity Camry the past few weeks.”
Majeski is going to be pretty busy. In addition to iRacing, and competing in NASCAR, ARCA and more, he’s also a mechanical engineering student at the University of Wisconsin, which has helped him to work closely with Roush Fenway’s aerodynamic and shock departments.