iRacing.com has done a lot in the past 7 years to blur the lines between virtual and reality For example, iRacing has hosted special competitions that have given aspiring racers the opportunity to strap into real race cars. The online service has also helped give existing talent a boost, by sponsoring their rides. There has even been a few races where a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series vehicle donned the iRacing colors!
Now, iRacing has announced a new sponsorship, of 2014 ARCA Midwest Champion/Rookie of the Year Ty Majeski. Unlike other sponsorships in real life series, this will be Ty’s primary sponsor! Ty is one of the promising talents in stock car racing, and is one of the most dominant oval racers in iRacing history, marking the first (and so far only) driver to reach 10,000 iRating, winning 72.7% of his races!
So far, the sponsorship has paid off well, with Ty Majeski racing in 11 events in 2015, winning once and having 3 top-3 finishes so far. Just a couple days ago, he kicked off the 2015 ARCA Midwest Tour with a 3rd place finish at Madison International Speedway in Wisconsin in his title defense.
For more information on the new sponsorship, check out the Press Release below. Do you think Ty has what it takes to bring iRacing an ARCA championship?
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iRacing.com Signs As Primary Sponsor For Ty Majeski For 2015
2014 ARCA Midwest Tour Champion Plans Aggressive Schedule for New Season
Bedford, MA (May 6, 2015) – iRacing.com, the world’s leading online motorsports simulation service, is joining forces with Ty Majeski to sponsor the 2014 ARCA Midwest Tour champion and Rookie of the Year during the 2015 season. A mechanical engineering student at the University of Wisconsin, the 20 year old Majeski is one of stock car racing’s rising stars and, with more than 735 wins to his credit on iRacing’s service, is already acknowledged as one of the world’s top sim racers.
iRacing.com has more than 60,000 members worldwide including scores of professional race drivers in IndyCar, sports car racing and all three major NASCAR touring series who participate in “sim racing” for fun and to sharpen their skills.
“I firmly believe that iRacing has made me a better driver in real life races,” said Majeski, the first and only sim racer to reach 10,000 iRating points on iRacing.com’s skill-based rating system. “I encourage anyone who wants to sharpen their real life skills to participate in iRacing.
“I am so proud to have iRacing as my primary sponsor,” added the Seymour, WI-based Majeski. “I will do my best to continue to race hard and get that car in victory lane as much as possible this season.”
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“Although iRacing does not traditionally sponsor individuals, I feel strongly that Ty is a wise investment. We were very happy with his performance last season and that prompted us to agree to sponsor him at Speedweeks in Florida,” added Tony Gardner, President of iRacing.com.
“Ty has dominated and been the number one performer in late model short track racing while participating in iRacing,” Gardner continued. “He not only takes wins and championships, he also coaches other drivers and helps them as much as he can. Ty is looked upon as a leader and mentor in the simulated racing world. But what strikes us most is he transfers the skills to real life. He didn’t disappoint at Speedweeks. We were proud to be on his hood in victory lane.”
So far in 2015, Majeski has already raced in a slew of events throughout the country, winning once and taking three top finishes in the Speedweeks’ World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway (FL). Last Sunday, he opened his title defense of the ARCA Midwest Tour with a third place finish at Madison International Speedway (WI) in the Joe Shear Classic 100.
The company was founded in 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry and subsequently released iRacing.com in August 2008. Kaemmer was co-founder of Papyrus Design Group, developers of award-winning racing simulations including “Grand Prix Legends” and NASCAR 2003.” Henry is principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, as well as co-owner of NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing. iRacing.com has developed dozens of formal partnerships in the motorsport industry to help create the most authentic racing simulation in the world including with NASCAR, IndyCar, International Speedway Corporation, Speedway Motorsports, McLaren Electronics, Williams F1, Volkswagen, Ford, the Skip Barber Racing School and General Motors.