In a significant shift since the start of the 2023 ASA STARS National Tour season at Five Flags Speedway, a new driver has emerged at the forefront of the point standings.
Following an impressive fourth-place finish in the Tar Heel 250 at Hickory Motor Speedway last Thursday night, Ty Majeski has now claimed the coveted top position in the standings. With four races completed out of the ten-race season, Majeski holds a narrow four-point lead over Casey Roderick, who had previously dominated the standings after securing a victory at Five Flags.
Majeski, hailing from Wisconsin, has displayed remarkable consistency throughout the season thus far. With three top-five finishes, including a notable triumph in the Joe Shear Classic at Madison International Speedway, he has firmly established himself as a driver to watch. As the first seven ASA STARS National Tour races remain on his schedule, Majeski is poised to contend for the inaugural season championship, provided his performance continues to shine.
In the pursuit of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship in 2023, Majeski, who secured a commendable fourth place in the previous year’s standings, finds himself in contention. Following Friday night’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he currently holds the second position in the points standings.
Conversely, Roderick experienced a setback in his season-long dominance as he relinquished the points lead for the first time. His 12th place finish on Thursday night contributed to the shift. Despite this, Roderick’s victory at Five Flags and consistent point-scoring performances, with only two stage exceptions thus far, have allowed him to maintain a prominent position atop the points leaderboard.
Cole Butcher made significant strides in the ASA STARS National Tour standings, climbing to third place after a remarkable third-place finish at Hickory, marking his best performance of the season. Pollard, the triumphant contender at North Wilkesboro Speedway, dropped to fourth after an untimely mechanical issue curtailed his race prematurely. Notably, Gio Ruggiero now occupies the fifth spot following his triumph in the Tar Heel 250 on Thursday night.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 18, as the ASA STARS National Tour sets its course towards the iconic Milwaukee Mile for the highly anticipated Father’s Day 100 Presented by Hunt Brothers Pizza. Don’t miss out on the action—secure your tickets now either at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds ticket office or conveniently online by clicking here.
In an exciting collaboration, the Father’s Day 100 will be co-sanctioned with the ASA Midwest Tour, adding to the thrill of the event. This race marks the fourth stop on the ASA MT season and has seen remarkable victories from RJ Braun, Ty Majeski, and Dalton Zehr in previous races.
The ASA STARS National Tour kickstarted its ten-race, six-state schedule at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL on March 11. Most recently, Gio Ruggiero claimed his first-ever Super Late Model victory in the exhilarating Tar Heel 250 at Hickory Motor Speedway.
For a comprehensive overview of the ASA STARS National Tour schedule, Super Late Model rules, and other pertinent information, visit the official series website at starsnationaltour.com. Stay up to date with the latest news and updates by following the series on social media platforms, including Facebook (STARS National Series), Twitter (@racewithstars), and Instagram (@starsnational).