Majeski Leads ASA STARS National Tour Points; Third Party Determines Manifold Provided No Advantage
At the midway point of the 2023 ASA STARS National Tour season, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series star Ty Majeski leads the point standings by 23 markers over Casey Roderick.
After race five of the 10-race ASA STARS National Tour season, it's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series star Ty Majeski who is leading the way in the championship standings.
After Majeski, 28, dominated the Father's Day 100 at the Milwaukee Mile on Father's Day, the driver of the No. 91 Gearhead Motorsports team now holds a 23-point advantage over Casey Roderick for the series lead. His lead was just four points heading into Milwaukee.
In the 100-lap Father's Day 100, Majeski led all but 24 laps, including the final 41 laps. Majeski's win never really looked in doubt at any point down the stretch, as he cruised to a victory margin of 3.420 seconds over Cole Butcher.
Majeski, who took home the GoFas Pole Award, won both Stages in the race in addition to taking the overall race win. In doing so, Majeski scored the maximum 100 championship points on the day.
While Majeski dominated the Father's Day 100, and his car was cleared in post-race inspection, his win came under scrutiny due to a questionable intake manifold under the hood of the No. 91 machine, which some questioned if it had provided Majeski with a competitive advantage.
After the manifold was confiscated by ASA STARS National Tour Officials, it was determined after further evaluation that Majeski's intake manifold did not provide a competitive advantage.
ASA officials utilized a neutral third party to comb over the intake manifold, to ensure Majeski had no advantage. The Sealed Engine Alliance Leaders (S.E.A.L.) Committee was the group that ASA officials had look at the intake manifold, and that committee concluded that the manifold on Majeski's No. 91 car was within the parameters of the rules.
“The S.E.A.L. Committee, organized years ago to offer the industry a lower cost alternative for Super Late Model racing, was also consulted regarding this particular intake manifold,” said CRA Director of Operations Greg Wood. “The committee’s recommendation was consistent with the independent third-party testing results that the intake was within the scope of the rules.”
According to a press release from the ASA STARS National Tour, ASA officials are reviewing future rulebook language to address intake manifolds.
With the finish at Milwaukee, and the questions about the intake manifold officially being put to bed, the ASA STARS National Tour point standings following Milwaukee are official.
Behind Majeski and Roderick in the standings are Cole Butcher, who sits 54 points behind Majeski, Bubba Pollard (85 points back), and Gio Ruggiero who is just one point behind Pollard in fifth.
Majeski and the ASA STARS National Tour will head to Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana for the 57th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400. The event, which takes place on July 15th, is one of the longest-running annual events in short-track history.
2023 also marks the first time since 1999 that the ASA STARS National Tour will sanction the prestigious 400-lap, 100-mile event. The race will be co-sanctioned by the ASA CRA Super Series, which will mark the third race of the CRA season.
More Info on the 2023 Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400
Racing America will provide broadcast coverage of the 57th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 from Anderson Speedway. The race will be available to watch with a PPV Pass, or the race can be bundled into a five-race ASA STARS National Tour Checkered Flag Special on Racing America.
On-track activities for the 57th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 will kick off on Friday, July 14th with inspection and practice for the ASA STARS National Tour. Go Fas Pole qualifying is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, July 15th, with the Redbud 400 set to go green at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.
This year’s Red Bud 400 will be held in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary ASA Racer’s Reunion at the speedway. A host of former ASA drivers and officials will be in attendance to relive their past memories while celebrating the future as ASA returns home to Anderson Speedway. Tickets for the 50th Anniversary ASA Racers Reunion are available for a special price of $50. These tickets include access to the Racers Reunion luncheon, a Q&A session with ASA legends, an autograph session with these same legends, and a ticket to the 57th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400. Tickets for the ASA Racers Reunion can be purchased by calling Anderson Speedway at 765-642-0206 or by visiting the trackside ticket office located at 1311 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Anderson, IN 46016.
On-track activities for the 57th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 will kick off on Friday, July 14th with inspection and practice for the ASA STARS National Tour. Go Fas Pole Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, July 15th, with the Redbud 400 set to go green at 7:30 PM Eastern Time. Tickets for the event are currently being offered at a special price of $20 for an adult ticket until Friday, July 14th. Tickets for children aged 6-12 are $10 and children aged 5 and under are free. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact or visit Anderson Speedway’s main ticket office.
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