{{custom_field.name}}

Ty Majeski propels Chad Bryant Racing to Victory Lane at Florence Motor Speedway

Ty Majeski, driver of the No. 77 Chad Bryant Racing Toyota wins the inaugural South Carolina 400 at Florence Motor Speedway Photo Credit: Brandon Zumbach | Speed51

Ty Majeski propels Chad Bryant Racing to Victory Lane at Florence Motor Speedway

FLORENCE, S.C.: Ty Majeski overtook JR Motorsports’ Josh Berry with 25 laps to go in the South Carolina 400 Saturday night at Florence (S.C.) Motor Speedway to win the inaugural Late Model Series Stock event for Chad Bryant Racing (CBR).

Just 24 hours earlier, Majeski and his Mooresville, N.C.-based team were spending a late night at the race track after engine problems hindered Majeski’s opportunity to turn laps in his No. 77 Chad Bryant Racing Toyota on Friday.

A resilient effort from the Chad Bryant Racing team and extra support from fellow Late Model team JR Motorsports saw the swap to a borrowed spec engine complete and Majeski set for a likely uphill battle.

Though Majeski, 25, qualified 14th on Saturday afternoon, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver knew he would have 225 laps to get to the front.

At the drop of the green flag, the three-time ARCA Menards Series winner wasted no time muscling his way towards the top-10.

Less than 50 laps into the race, Majeski has hustled his way inside the top-five battling Berry, Timothy Peters, Lee Pulliam and Sam Yarbrough.

By Lap 75, Majeski had moved into second behind Berry and remained there through the Lap 100 race break.

Following a 15-minute break, Majeski and the CBR team worked on the handling of his No. 77 Chad Bryant Racing Toyota and despite falling to fifth on the restart, it was all part of the strategy.

Majeski patiently hovered inside the top-five while trying to conserve his tires for later in the race.

Despite battling a tight race car, team owner Chad Bryant gave his driver the OK to press the attack on tires and quickly, Majeski began making moves and climbed back to fourth by Lap 160.

By Lap 188, Majeski had moved around Yarbrough for second and set his sights on Berry for the lead. Two laps later, Majeski caught Berry and the two veterans Late Model drivers put on a classic clinic for the race lead – with the two-fighting racing hard but clean for the top spot.

With 25 laps to go, Majeski was able to clear the JR Motorsports champion Late Model driver and take the lead for the first time in the race.

By Lap 115, Majeski had distanced himself from Berry by half-a-second – a big enough gap that allowed the Seymour, Wisc. native to keep his challenger at bay and take the inaugural South Carolina 400 victory.

The victory was impressive by Majeski, touted as one of the best in a Super Late Model, but Saturday night was his debut in a Late Model Stock.

Despite his inexperience with the vehicle, Majeski quickly adjusted and continued his winning ways in an impressive fashion.

“Unbelievable win for all of us at Chad Bryant Racing,” said Majeski. “Proud of everyone involved. This was such a cool win for so many different reasons.”

He added in Victory Lane, “Man, this is unbelievable.  I worked these guys so hard this weekend.  I’m used to a Super Late Model, and they naturally drive better. We had two engine changes.  We tested a couple of weeks ago, and we were never happy with it at any point.

“It’s awesome.  I’m just really thankful Chad (Bryant) gave me this opportunity to run with his guys, Paul Andrews and everybody.  It’s a great group. He gave me a shot last year when my career appeared to be over and we won three ARCA races together.  He put me in this thing not knowing what would happen, and, man, unbelievable.”

Majeski also gave appreciation to Berry and his JR Motorsports team who stepped up to the plate to assist him and the Chad Bryant Racing team after losing two motors Friday.

“Also, I can’t say enough about Josh Berry and the JR Motorsports guys for lending an engine and helping us put it in last night,” added Majeski. “Class act people.”

Team owner Chad Bryant offered nothing but praises for his driver and team.

“I’m so proud of Ty (Majeski) and everyone on this Chad Bryant Racing team,” said Bryant. “Ty drove a flawless race and played the strategy perfectly and was able to beat the best of the best in his Late Model Stock debut with Chad Bryant Racing.

“We are so blessed to have a driver of his capabilities and talent behind the wheel. I also can’t thank Josh Berry and JR Motorsports team enough for their support in our time of need and I hope to repay the favor down the road if needed.”

For more on Ty Majeski, please like him on Facebook (Ty Majeski Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@tymajeski_) and Twitter (@TyMajeski).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

Photo Caption | Credit: Ty Majeski, driver of the No. 77 Chad Bryant Racing Toyota wins the inaugural South Carolina 400 at Florence Motor Speedway (Photo Credit: Brandon Zumbach | Speed51).

Kris Wright overcomes obstacles to take checkered flag at Phoenix Raceway

Kris Wright overcomes obstacles to take checkered flag at Phoenix Raceway

Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway | Arizona Lottery 100 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 First National Bank | Mastertech Chevrolet

Driver: Kris Wright

Follow on Social Media: For more on Kris Wright, please visit, kriswrightmotorsports.com, like him on Facebook (Kris Wright Racing) and follow him on Twitter (@kriswrightraces).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

Start: 12th (Event Formula)

Finish: 18th (96 | 100 laps completed)

Kris Wright Quote: “What a disappointing end to the season for everyone on the Chad Bryant Racing team. I felt really good about our chances during practice with our No. 22 First National Bank | Mastertech Chevrolet, but unfortunately, the start of the race was chaotic, and we were collected into an accident two laps into the race.

“The car was pretty mangled, but the Chad Bryant Racing team did a good job repairing it as best as they could to allow me to get crucial laps at Phoenix.

“Just a bummer way to end the season.”

 ARCA Menards Series Next Up: Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Sat. Feb. 13, 2021 live on FOX Sports 1.

Kris Wright to wrap up 2020 season at Phoenix International Raceway

Kris Wright to wrap up 2020 season at Phoenix International Raceway

AVONDALE, Ariz.: Still riding the momentum of his career-best ARCA Menards Series finish last month at Kansas Speedway, newcomer Kris Wright and Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) head to Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway eyeing a top-five finish in Saturday’s Arizona Lottery 100.

Wright has spent the 2020 season adjusting to stock cars after an impressive career in sports cars and while the adjustment has proven to be challenging at times, the recent performances including back-to-back top-10 finishes at Memphis (Tenn.) International Raceway and Kansas have the ARCA rookie optimistic about tackling Phoenix’s 1.0-mile track.

“I’m really excited about going to Phoenix this weekend,” said Wright. “It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve been in an ARCA car, but it’s only been a few weeks.

“We’ve made some really good gains over the summer and fall and I’m looking forward to closing out the year with another strong finish with the Chad Bryant Racing team.”

In addition to ARCA and a start in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, Wright has also been competing in select Late Model races. The influx of knowledge the Wexford, Pa. native has consumed has proven so beneficial.

Expected to compete in one of his most competitive races of the season, Wright is thankful for the experience and hopes it will prove to be valuable when the green flag drops in the ARCA Menards Series West season finale.

“I’ve learned a lot this year despite the hurdles with COVID-19 and all,” Wright added. “Whether it be NASCAR or ARCA or whatever I’ve raced, everything helps. Everyone on this Chad Bryant Racing team has been patient with me but also given me the motivation and confidence to go out there and race hard.

“That’s what we are going to do this weekend. Go to Phoenix and race hard and see what we can come up with.”

Even though Wright, 26, has never seen Phoenix before, he’ll have time to get adjusted with an hour of group practice and qualifying on Saturday morning shortly before the race.

“It certainly is going to be helpful to have that track time before the race,” sounded Wright. “The lack of practice and even qualifying definitely can make the race weekend tricky, but at least with practice, we’ll have an opportunity to set a good baseline and have a starting point for the race.

“Once the green flag drops, it’s not about holding anything back but rather just going out there and getting the best finish possible, so everyone leaves Phoenix content and satisfied.”

PPG, Mastertech, iHeart Radio and First National Bank will all support Wright’s efforts on Nov. 7 at Phoenix.

Industry veteran and former NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Paul Andrews will call the shots on Saturday for Wright.

For more on Kris Wright, please visit, kriswrightmotorsports.com, like him on Facebook (Kris Wright Racing) and follow him on Twitter (@kriswrightraces).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

The Arizona Lottery 100 (100 laps | 100 miles) is the 11th of 11th races on the 2020 ARCA Menards Series West schedule. Group Practice begins Sat., Nov. 7, 2020, with a one-hour practice session from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 12:00 p.m., televised live on NBC Sports’ TrackPass. ARCARacing.com will also stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire day’s festivities. All times are local (Mountain).