MORRIS, Ill. — A $1,000 reward will await any super late model driver that can break Ty Majeski’s five-race winning streak in ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment competition.
Tour owner and promoter Gregg McKarns has placed the bounty up for grabs for anyone that can beat Majeski at the Wayne Carter Classic on July 15 at Grundy County Speedway.
Likewise, if Majeski can win his unprecedented sixth tour win in a row, he will claim the bounty.
“I keep an eye on what fans say on social media and after Ty won his fifth ARCA Midwest Tour event in a row last Saturday night at Rockford Speedway, many started talking about when my dad (John McKarns) would put a bounty on Trickle, Joe Shear or any driver on a hot streak,” McKarns said. “So, I thought, ‘You know, we are going back to the track where the first ever ARTGO race took place, so why not have a bounty on our three-time defending champion and winner of our last five races?’”
McKarns noted that the only way the bounty would be paid off is if Majeski is beaten and on the lead lap at the end of 100-lap race, part of a Saturday night special event for the track.
“We want Ty to be beaten fair and square,” McKarns said. “The driver that beats him and gets the $1,000 bonus will earn it and can say they ended his streak with no questions.”
Of note, Majeski happens to be the defending race winner, making a daring late race pass to claim the win in last year’s Wayne Carter Classic.
Early bounty hunters include last Friday night’s Grundy feature winner and 2016 ARCA Midwest Tour point runner-up Paul Shafer Jr.; a determined Austin Nason, who Majeski stole the win from at Rockford last Saturday night; defending Grundy Champion Anthony Danta; Joe Shear Classic winner and former ARCA Midwest Tour champion Andrew Morrissey; two time Grundy champion Ricky Baker and multi-time Chicagoland champion Eddie Hoffman.
CREDIT: ARCA Midwest Tour