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Derek Griffith roars to career-best third place ARCA Menards Series finish at Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway | Speediatrics 150 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion

Driver: Derek Griffith

Follow on Social Media: For more on Derek Griffith, please visit derekgriffith.com, like him on Facebook (Derek Griffith Motorsports) and follow him on Twitter (@DerekGriffith12).

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

Start: 13th (2020 ARCA owner points)

Finish: Third (100 | 100 laps completed)

Derek Griffith Quote: “Our goal this weekend if we couldn’t leave Kansas with the win was to be inside the top-five. I can’t thank Paul (Andrews, crew chief) and the rest of this Chad Bryant Racing team for their hard work.

“I also can’t thank Original Gourmet enough for this chance. I think my experience in July paid off as we had a super night. We had a lot of speed in that run to the finish, just came up a little short.”

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.

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Kris Wright matches career-best ARCA Menards Series finish at Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway | Speediatrics 150 Race Recap

Team: No. 12 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: Eighth (2020 ARCA owner points)

Finish: Seventh (100 | 100 laps completed)

Kris Wright Quote: “I really felt like we learned a lot Friday at Kansas. In the second segment, we were just as fast as the leaders. I tried to learn as much as I can every single lap and with every setup.

“We definitely played with the setup and it gave me the extra speed that I needed. I can’t thank everyone on this Chad Bryant Racing team for their hard work and look forward to Phoenix next month.”

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.

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Derek Griffith set to close out ARCA Menards Series season at Kansas Speedway

Derek Griffith set to close out ARCA Menards Series season at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan: There’s a lot on the line for everyone heading to Kansas Speedway for Friday night’s ARCA Menards Series Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation, including rookie driver Derek Griffith.

The Hudson, N.H. native is poised to make his eighth start of the 2020 season and eyes a victory in the season finale driving for Chad Bryant Racing.

Griffith, 23, also returns to Kansas Speedway hoping to better his eighth-place run at the 1.5-mile speedway in July after starting 12th.

“I am excited for Kansas Speedway this weekend for sure,” said Griffith. “Finally, a place I have laps at, and I believe that experience should be pivotal to having a good night for our Chad Bryant Racing team this weekend.”

Completing all 100 laps this summer at Kansas was crucial in the learning curve for Griffith as he seeks his second top-five finish in ARCA competition and the first on a bigger track.

“I think the biggest thing I am happy about is returning to a place where I’ve made laps. It’s been challenging at times to go to a new track with limited practice and even some no qualifying and then just go out and race.

“We’ve made it work and did a good job – but going make to a place for a second time is going to pay off for us this weekend. I’ve learned so much on these bigger tracks this year and I hope we get an opportunity to showcase that on Friday night.”

Griffith also heads to Kansas fired up.

Taking advantage of an off weekend in the ARCA Menards Series competition, Griffith and the Chad Bryant Racing team participated in the ARCA Menards Series East finale at Five Flags (Fla.) Speedway this past Sunday, where Griffith contended for the win but was eliminated from contention after being spun out by an impatient driver late in the race.

“I’m still a little frustrated about Pensacola,” added Griffith. “Just because we had such a good car and our team worked hard and we were right where we needed to be and got wiped out for no reason. A lot of people worked hard, and we left there nothing to show for our efforts.

“To make up for it, I really want a good finish in our No. 22 Original Gourmet Ford Fusion. A top-three finish would really make my season come to a good end.”

This week marks the eighth ARCA Menards Series event with Original Gourmet™ Food Company as the primary partner of Griffith’s No. 22 Ford Fusion.

Headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, Original Gourmet™ has been innovating in the sweets and snack industry since 1994. Their story started with a recipe and a vision.

Their curiosity for making special blends of flavors and colors of candy became a passion for providing people with bold tasting lollipops.

Griffith’s car will be covered in a variety of the company’s 26 lollipops flavors.

Original Gourmet’s lollipops are the largest pops sold with a bright taste and bright colors – standing out from all the rest. Weighing in at 1.1 oz., these lollipops are gluten and peanut free delights that have a plastic stick and will not get soggy like all the other lollipops do.

“Halloween is coming up later this month and the Original Gourmet™ Lollipops make an excellent treat – just saying,” Griffith said with a smile.

“I can’t thank Chad Bryant, Paul Andrews and the rest of the Chad Bryant Racing team for all their efforts this year. This has been a crazy year, but it’s been a lot of fun to work with them!”

In addition to Griffith, Kris Wright will drive a second-Chad Bryant Racing car in Friday night’s race aboard the No. 12 car.

For more on Derek Griffith, please visit derekgriffith.com, like him on Facebook (Derek Griffith Motorsports) and follow him on Twitter (@DerekGriffith12).

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

For more on Original Gourmet™ Food Company and their products, please visit ogfc.net.

The Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation (100 laps | 150 miles) is the 20th of 20th races on the 2020 ARCA Menards Series schedule. Group Practice begins Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 with a forty-five-minute practice session from 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m., televised live on either FOX Sports 1 or 2, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).

Kris Wright excited for Kansas Speedway debut

Kris Wright excited for Kansas Speedway debut

KANSAS CITY, Kan: Fresh off a top-10 finish in his most recent race at Memphis (Tenn.) International Raceway last month, Kris Wright returns to Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) set to compete in the ARCA Menards Series season finale at Kansas Speedway in the Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation.

Wright, a talented sports car ace has spent 2020 adjusting to stock car racing competing in both the ARCA Menards Series and the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and while he has enjoyed modest success on both platforms, Wright is eager to get to Kansas Speedway and contend for a top-five finish.

Wright has never been to Kansas Speedway, let alone a 1.5-mile speedway track in ARCA competition, but being a rookie driver on the tour, Wright is used to change and challenges but being surrounded by experience from top to bottom, Wright is upbeat and excited about his Midwest stop.

“I’m optimistic about Kansas Speedway this weekend,” said Wright. “I don’t have a lot of big track experience in the ARCA Menards Series but I’m ready for the challenge. “I’m appreciative of the opportunity to be racing at Kansas and it’s our goal to leave the track on Friday with a top-10 finish or better.”

Luckily for Wright, the ARCA Menards Series will have a short forty-five-minute practice which will allow Wexford, Pa. an opportunity to turn crucial laps around Kansas but also find a balance on his No. 12 First National Bank Chevrolet that he is comfortable racing with.

“I’m thankful for any track time in the year 2020,” Wright said with a chuckle. “We’ll use the 45 minutes to our advantage on Friday and then regroup and get ready for the race.”

While four of his five ARCA starts this season has come at tracks 1.25-miles or shorter in length, he did make his debut at Michigan International Speedway, a fast 2.0-mile speedway, where speeds approach 200 miles per hour.

His Michigan finish wasn’t an indicator of his performance, but the thrill of speed and his finesse on the bigger tracks is a task that Wright is eager to continue to perfect.

“I loved everything about Michigan except the finish,” Wright said. “I’m looking forward to getting back to those fast speeds and intense racing. I had a lot of fun in Michigan and I know Kansas is going to be similar territory.”

Stacking up resources, Wright will also be able to relay feedback on his car with Chad Bryant Racing teammate Derek Griffith who returns to Kansas with the Mooresville, N.C.-based team after an eighth-place finish in July.

“I enjoy racing with Derek,” added Wright. “He’s a hardcore racer like I am and I plan to talk to him after practice and see what his car is doing and bounce some ideas off each other. Hopefully, we can get both Chad Bryant Racing cars inside the top-10 on Friday night.”

In addition to Kansas, Wright will also compete in the last race of the ARCA Menards Series West season at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway in November.

PPG, Mastertech, iHeart Radio and First National Bank will all support Wright’s efforts on Oct. 16 at Kansas.

Industry veteran Donnie Richeson, a three-time ARCA Menards Series-winning crew chief will call the shots on Friday night 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 Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation (100 laps | 150 miles) is the 20th of 20th races on the 2020 ARCA Menards Series schedule. Group Practice begins Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 with a forty-five-minute practice session from 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m., televised live on either FOX Sports 1 or 2, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).

Derek Griffith delivers another top-10 for Chad Bryant Racing at Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway | Dawn 150 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion

Driver: Derek Griffith

Follow on Social Media: For more on Derek Griffith, please visit derekgriffith.com, like him on Facebook (Derek Griffith Motorsports) and follow him on Twitter (@DerekGriffith12).

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Start: 12th (Lineup by 2020 ARCA Menards Series owner points)

Finish: Eighth (100 | 100 laps completed)

Derek Griffith Quote: “I feel like we made a lot more progress with our No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion at Kansas.

“We cracked the top-six and made some forward momentum and a ton of learning on how to race these stock cars on the bigger tracks. I cannot thank Paul (Andrews, crew chief), Chad (Bryant, team owner) and the rest of the Chad Bryant Racing team for their efforts on making Kansas possible.

“I look forward to the next opportunity.”

 ARCA Menards Series Next Up: Menards.com 200 presented by SPxE at Toledo Speedway on Sat. July 31, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. (ET.) live on MAVTV and | or NBC Sports Gold.

Derek Griffith and Chad Bryant Racing upbeat for Kansas ARCA challenge

Derek Griffith and Chad Bryant Racing upbeat for Kansas ARCA challenge

KANSAS CITY, Kan: Set for their fourth ARCA Menards Series race of the season together, Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) and rookie driver Derek Griffith trek west hunting for a top-five finish in Friday night’s Dawn 150 at Kanas Speedway.

The likable Griffith returns to the scene on the heels of a career-best seventh-place finish two weeks ago at Kentucky Speedway in the General Tire 150. And while his first intermediate debut was quite the learning experience, the Hudson, N.H. native is eager to pick up right where he left off from Kentucky.

“I am super excited to hit another mile and a half-track with some experience behind me,” said Griffith. “I’m hoping with some of the seat time I’ve had, we can roll out and be good off the start and I can get racing!”

At Kentucky and because of COVID-19 protocol, Griffith had limited practice aboard his No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion before throwing the 23-year-old into a hungry pack of wolves – most who had prior experience on bigger tracks.

Griffith, though held his own throughout the 100-lap race, turning some of his fastest laps of the event in the closing laps. With another limited practice on deck at Kansas, Griffith has a better baseline than Kentucky.

“Although the tracks are different, the mindset is still the same,” added Griffith. “I know I’ll be able to trust the car and we can keep working on it. The more the race went on at Kentucky the more comfortable I became.

“I have to get into that frame of mind as if I’m competing in those last couple of laps at Kentucky during practice at Kansas to put us in a good spot for the race.”

Still, while the fundamentals are the same, Kansas Speedway will run under the lights, providing a new element for Griffith.

“I think it’s going to be a blast racing under the light at Kansas,” sounded Griffith. “Yes, I think the handling has the opportunity to change itself depending on the track conditions, but that’s why I have Paul (Andrews) in my corner to help make it all seem seamless.

“I really think with what I learned at Kentucky and our determination as a team should put us in a good spot for the race.”

Saturday’s race will mark the fourth race with Original Gourmet™ Food Company as the primary partner of Griffith’s No. 22 Ford Fusion.

Headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, Original Gourmet™ has been innovating in the sweets and snack industry since 1994. Their story started with a recipe and a vision.

Their curiosity for making special blends of flavors and colors of candy became a passion for providing people with bold tasting lollipops.

Griffith’s car will be covered in a variety of the company’s 26 lollipops flavors.

Original Gourmet’s lollipops are the largest pops sold with a bright taste and bright colors – standing out from all the rest. Weighing in at 1.1 oz., these lollipops are gluten and peanut free delights that have a plastic stick and will not get soggy like all the other lollipops do.

Team owner Chad Bryant says Griffith is doing everything he needs to do behind the wheel and hopes to continue to showcase his ability in his second stint with a mile-and-a-half track this weekend.

“Derek has done a great job in the No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion,” offered Bryant. “I was super impressed of the job he did at Kentucky with the lack of actual on-track time. If the race was 50 laps longer, we would have been able to get a few more spots on the track.

“The gains he made at Kentucky will be put on display at Kansas and I look forward to seeing our No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion contending for a stronger finish.”

For more on Derek Griffith, please visit derekgriffith.com, like him on Facebook (Derek Griffith Motorsports) and follow him on Twitter (@DerekGriffith12).

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

For more on Original Gourmet™ Food Company and their products, please visit ogfc.net.

The Dawn 150 (100 laps | 150 miles) is the eighth of 20 races on the 2020 ARCA Menards Series schedule. Practice begins Fri., Jul. 24 with a one-hour group practice session from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 9:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire weekend festivities. All times are local (Central).

Kansas Speedway | ARCA Kansas 150 Race Recap

Team: No. 77 EAT SLEEP RACE Ford Fusion
Driver: Joe Graf Jr.
Follow the Team: @ChadBryantRace; @JoeGrafJr
Start: 21st
Finish: Ninth; Running; (99 |100 laps completed)
Unofficial Driver Points Position: Fifth

Joe Graf Jr. Quote: “We had an unfortunate battery – alternator issue during qualifying, so we had to start at the rear of the field. We quickly worked our way towards the front but just couldn’t get the track position or the cautions to fall our way to make any further progress.

“We picked off a couple positions at the end and still soldiered on to a top-10 finish for everyone at EAT SLEEP RACE and Chad Bryant Racing. I appreciate everyone’s efforts and support in making the 2019 ARCA Menards Series season possible.”

ARCA Next Up: Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Sat., Feb. 8, 2020.

For more on Joe Graf Jr, please like him on Facebook (Joe Graf Jr.) and follow him on Twitter (@JoeGrafJr) and visit his website at JoeGrafJr.com.

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

About EAT SLEEP RACE:

EAT SLEEP RACE (eatsleeprace.com) is a racing lifestyle apparel company based out of New Jersey.  Since 2001 the brand has offered a full product line including accessories and apparel for men’s and ladies.  As one of the pioneers of motorsports apparel, the brand has deep roots in the racing industry and was created to offer fresh designs for all racing enthusiasts.

The company has expanded to now offer a dedicated children’s product line of apparel and accessories branded as the Fast Kids Club with it’s hot selling ABC book for future race car drivers.

Kansas Speedway | ARCA Kansas 150 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 Crestliner | Chad Bryant Racing Ford Fusion
Driver: Ty Majeski
Follow the Team: @ChadBryantRace; @tymajeski
Start: Third
Finish: Third, Running (100 | 100 laps completed)

Ty Majeski Quote: “What a season we’ve had in the ARCA Menards Series this year. Three wins, a second, a third and a fourth place. Just missed it a little on Friday night to compete for the win, but a huge thank you to Chad Bryant Racing, Paul Andrews (crew chief) and Crestliner Boats.

“Great season for everyone involved.”

ARCA Next Up: Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Sat., Feb. 8, 2020.

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 like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) and follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace). Also, visit the new ChadBryantRacing.com.

About Crestliner:

Located in Otsego, Minn., Crestliner boats and pontoons are crafted with an uncompromising mix of functional design, all-welded aluminum construction and a relentless commitment to excellence.

Since 1946 Crestliner has been making boats forged with strength and defined by durability.

As a world-wide leader, Crestliner continues to redefine the industry with boats built to last. A testament to our quality and craftsmanship, Crestliner has received the CSI Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for Aluminum Outboard Boats for 11 consecutive years.

Learn more about Crestliner and its line of boats by visiting crestliner.com.

Joe Graf Jr., EAT SLEEP RACE look to end 2019 on high note at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan: The season-finale is upon the ARCA Menards Series and for sophomore driver Joe Graf Jr. and his Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) team, Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 provides one more opportunity to get back to Victory Lane.

And for the 21-year-old driver, there might not be more motivation than wondering what could have been. In the most recent ARCA Menards Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway earlier this month, Graf Jr. appeared to be set to cruise to his second career ARCA victory but contact while battling another driver for the lead ultimately drew a caution and the advantage that Graf’s No. 77 Chad Bryant Racing team had was quickly a disadvantage.

Knowing the past can’t be changed, Graf’s team looks forward to having the opportunity to finish what they started under the lights at Kansas Speedway.

“Lucas Oil was tough to swallow,” said Graf Jr. who is all but assured of fifth in the final ARCA championship standings this season. “We had a great car. A fast car and we were letting the advantage of having tires be our ticket. Unfortunately, things quickly changed, and we were left with another top-10 finish instead of a likely win.

“We can’t dwell on what happened in the past though, we have to focus out the windshield and we’ll go to Kansas Speedway this week and give it our best.”

To help prepare Graf Jr. for his second stop at the 1.5-mile speedway, he recently participated in a private test with teammate Ty Majeski where both teams aggressively worked on different setups throughout the day hoping to return to the 20th race of the season with a fast setup and the chance to earn Chad Bryant Racing’s fourth win of 2019.

“The test went pretty good,” added Graf Jr. “I don’t think any driver or team leaves a test completely satisfied and I think that spoke well for us. We were pleased with the progress we made during the day, but knew we still had some work to do.

“The guys have been busting their tails getting our car ready for the race on Friday night and I’m looking forward to the chance to contend for our 13th top-10 finish of the year.”

Equipped with a Chevrolet SS for the ARCA Kansas 150, Graf Jr. believes track position will be critical for success on Friday night.

“There isn’t a lot of character when it comes to Kansas,” sounded Graf. “The track is very fast and looks like Chicagoland Speedway but doesn’t race like it all. It’s hard to get grip but with the cooler temperatures expected on Friday night, the track is going to be super-fast which means keeping ahead of the handling is going to come into play.

“We just need to keep ourselves out of trouble and be around for the closing laps. Traditionally, this race usually gets a caution within the final 20 laps of the race or so – we need to make sure we have something that we can use to our advantage for that final run to the checkered flag. It should be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get there.”

For the 20th straight race, EAT SLEEP RACE, a racing lifestyle apparel company headquartered in New Jersey returns as the primary sponsor of Graf Jr.’s No. 77 Chevrolet for the 100-lap race.

“I can’t begin to thank everyone at EAT SLEEP RACE for partnering with us this season and standing by us through all of our trials and tribulations,” added Graf. “I think we’ve done a good job to get the EAT SLEEP RACE name out there and I look forward to continuing to work with them during the off-season and keep everyone updated through our social media channels for our next rollouts.”

Between race cars, Graf Jr. has equally been busy in the books with his second fall semester at New York University (NYU) underway where he is pursuing a degree in business, media and sports management.

“It’s been a busy couple of weeks, but I’ve been able to manage my time pretty good,” added Graf Jr. “School is super important but so is doing the best job I can behind the wheel for my team and partners. I’m looking forward to going to Kansas Speedway and hopefully having an opportunity to contend for my second ARCA victory.”

Entering Kansas, Graf Jr. has 38 ARCA Menards Series starts to his credit with one win (Berlin (Mich. Raceway, 2018), seven top-five and 20 top-10 finishes to his credit. After 19 races, he stands fifth in the championship standings with one race remaining.

In addition to his ARCA Menards Series presence, Graf Jr. made three NASCAR Xfinity Series starts for Richard Childress Racing this season earning a career-best 14th place finish at Richmond (Va.) Raceway aboard the No. 21 EAT SLEEP RACE Chevrolet Camaro.

For more on Joe Graf Jr., please like him on Facebook (Joe Graf Jr.) and follow him on Twitter (@JoeGrafJr) and visit his brand new website at JoeGrafJr.com.

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The ARCA Kansas 150 (100 laps | 150 miles) is the 20th of 20 races on the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., Oct. 18 with an hour and 55-minute session planned from 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:00 p.m. The race in the 67th consecutive ARCA season is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 7:30 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 2 (FS2), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).

With strong test, Ty Majeski, Chad Bryant Racing look forward to Kansas season finale

KANSAS CITY, Kan: Returning to the ARCA Menards Series scene since winning his third race of the year at Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway in June, Ty Majeski (@TyMajeski) and his No. 22 Chad Bryant Racing team head to Kansas Speedway eyeing win number four in Friday night’s season finale ARCA Kansas 150.

While Majeski has been quiet on the ARCA scene since picking up a dominating win in the Windy City nearly four months ago, the avid Late Model competitor has been tearing up the short track scenes in the Midwest with spectacular finishes, including the win in the final day of the 50th annual Oktoberfest at LaCrosse (Wisc.) Speedway – a win that catapulted him to the 2019 Oktoberfest Series champion.

Focused on returning to the ARCA scene with veteran and NASCAR Monster Cup Series championship crew chief Paul Andrews at his side, the Seymour, Wisc. native hopes to capitalize on a strong Kansas Speedway test session two weeks ago and earn his fourth career ARCA victory.

“The test went well,” said Majeski who has earned five top-five finishes in 2019. “We ran through a couple of different packages and made some changes that we would not have been able to do on race weekend.

“Overall, I think we are happy with the speed and the feel our No. 22 Chad Bryant Racing Ford had and hope we can capitalize on that during Friday night’s race.”

The 25-year-old Ford Performance driver will make his third start at Kansas’s 1.5-mile speedway on Friday night and look to better his track-best second-place effort in 2017 to fellow ARCA competitor Michael Self. To have another opportunity at victory, Majeski knows having track position will be vital to success in the final ARCA race of the 2019 season.

“Kansas is a newer paved race track and although it is similar in shape to Chicagoland Speedway, it drives and races completely different. There isn’t a whole lot of character which will make maintaining track position very important.

“We also have to keep up with track conditions. We’ll finish the race well into the night and the track will be a lot cooler than when we take the green flag, so if we can get our No. 22 Chad Bryant Racing Ford Fusion dialed in for the final run, I think we’ll be in good shape.”

Win or not on Friday night, Majeski is thankful for the opportunity to drive for team owner Chad Bryant and crew chief Andrews. In five races in 2019, the No. 22 team has won four times, led 112 laps and maintains an average finishing position of 1.8.

“We’ve had a fantastic handful of races thus far,” offered Majeski who will make his 15th career ARCA start on Friday night. “Winning at Charlotte in the heart of racing and then at Chicagoland which is so close to where I grew up definitely are the highlights of the season for me.

“I said at the beginning of the season, I really wanted to win those two races. And we’ve been able to accomplish that and so much more. I’m really thankful to everyone who has made it possible.”

As for Kansas, Majeski replied, “our goal is to win (at) Kansas. We’ve proved to have a car capable of winning each race we have entered together, and I don’t see that changing. We all just have to do our job to get the car as close as we can and execute during the race.

“No matter what happens though, it’s been a fantastic year, especially in ARCA.”

Majeski, 25, has shared the No. 22 Ford Fusion ride with newcomer Corey Heim this season who earned eight top-five and 12 top-10s in his rookie season. Together, both drivers have team owner Chad Bryant third in the 2019 ARCA car owner standings, 25 points behind second-place car owner Bill Venturini Sr. with one race remaining.

In his sixth ARCA race this season, Majeski will carry the General Tire onboard camera offering a fresh and perspective view from inside his No. 22 Chad Bryant Racing Ford Fusion for the 100-lap event.

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).

The ARCA Kansas 150 (100 laps | 150 miles) is the 20th of 20 races on the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., Oct. 18 with an hour and 55-minute session planned from 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:00 p.m. The race in the 67th consecutive ARCA season is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 7:30 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 2 (FS2), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).