Midwest Fest at Winter Showdown

Midwest Fest at Winter Showdown

As Ty Majeski prepares to make his second shot at victory lane in the SPEARS Manufacturing SRL Tour’s

Winter Showdown this weekend, he’ll have some serious support from the Midwest in the form of a

new sponsor for his team: Halter CNC Robotics, out of Cascade, Iowa. The company will join iRacing and

NAPA of Cheyenne and Laramie to help Majeski and his Midwest-based superlate model team make a

bid for the $30,000 top prize in the 300-lap event at Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, CA.

Majeski, a student of mechanical engineering is thrilled to have another sponsor that is in his

wheelhouse of interests. “It’s pretty cool to have a company based in the Midwest that is so innovative

with engineering and robotics,” he said. “They’re all about efficiency, productivity, and results—all

things that our team is pretty focused on as well.”

Majeski will be piloting the Brad and Nancy Mannstedt-owned machine that was built by his crew chief,

Toby Nuttleman. It’s the same car that Majeski drove to a second place finish in the Snowball Derby last


It’s truly a Midwest-Fest for the team, as their car, tools, equipment—everything but the crew is already

en route to Bakersfield, along with the car, tools, and equipment of fellow Midwesterner, Derk Kraus—

who will also be making his second attempt at winning the Winter Showdown.

“We have a solid relationship with the Kraus family. We’re all kind of a big team and I’m glad we were

able to once again pool some resources to get both cars out west,” Majeski’s crew chief Toby Nuttleman

said. “I’ve worked with Derek some and hope both he and Ty both have a solid showing this weekend.

Obviously, I want Ty to win, but I expect Derek to be really competitive too. He’s won at this track in the

K&N Series.”

There are definitely a lot of Midwestern race fans who would like to see Majeski or Kraus take the

checkered flag on Saturday and snag that $30,000 prize. Qualifying for the Showdown will take place on

Friday at 6:30pm (8:30pm CST) and the green flag will drop for the race on Saturday at 2pm (4pm CST).

All of the action will be streamed live on Speed51.com and can be viewed for free with a Premium

membership for the site.