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Mar 16, 2023
Ty Majeski will have a chance to add to his dominant Rattler 250 resume this weekend, but it won’t come without a journey, which he discussed this week on Racing America’s “The Bullring.”
Majeski’s record in the Super Late Model event at South Alabama Speedway is unparalleled. In seven starts, Majeski has five wins (including victories in the last three Rattlers), a third-place finish in 2019, and a worst finish of sixth in his Rattler debut in 2015.
Last year, Majeski won from the pole, leading 190 of the race’s 250 laps. He’s led more than 75 percent of the laps in the last three Rattlers, and a grand total of 906 laps since 2016.
However, this year’s Rattler comes with a twist. Majeski, driving for ThorSport Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, has the small matter of this weekend’s race on Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Thus, the past two weeks have seen Majeski travel from his home in Wisconsin to Pensacola, Florida for the ASA STARS National Tour’s Sunshine State 200, back to Charlotte, N.C., and back down to Alabama for Rattler preparation before going to Atlanta.
“A lot of moving parts, for sure. This two-week journey started in Wisconsin," said Majeski. "I drove down to Pensacola and ran the STARS race. The last two days, I drove from Pensacola to Charlotte. I had simulator on Monday and a Ford ambassador program on Tuesday. I’m on my way to Alabama to test for the Rattler Wednesday and Thursday. From there, I will go up to Atlanta, qualify the truck Friday afternoon, run the Truck race Saturday afternoon.”
That’s when the real fun begins. Following the Truck race, Majeski will fly to Alabama, in hopes that he can make it to South Alabama Speedway in time for Rattler 250 qualifying to avoid starting at the rear of the field in Sunday’s race.
“After the Truck race, I have a private flight set up to fly back down to South Alabama. It’s a 27-minute flight and a 15-minute drive from the airport we’re flying into. With a little bit of luck, I might be able to make qualifying Saturday, and then the Rattler Sunday afternoon.”
If Majeski can repeat his past performance in the Rattler, the competition may be wishing he had just stayed in Atlanta.
Click here to hear more from Majeski’s interview on The Bullring.