ARCA Midwest Sets 2014 Touring Stars
Ty Majewski (ROY Candidate)
LaCrosse, Wis., native, Ty Majewski will not only be a part of the Touring Star Program, but he is also a 2014 Rookie of the Year candidate. Majewski has eight starts which include one fast qualifier award in the ARCAMT.
He had six National go-karting championships between 2004-2009. In 2013, only his second year in a super late model, he accumulated four feature wins and three fast times racing in four different late models. The 19 year old attends UW-Madison majoring in Chemical Engineering.
Majewski will be sponsored by Le Juene Bolt of Lakeville, MN and Ted Mannstedt & Son, Inc Structural Steel Fab of La Crosse, WI.
Casey Johnson (ROY Candidate)
Casey Johnson will join the ARCAMT, not only as a Touring Star, but as a Rookie of the Year candidate. Johnson comes to the Tour with much success already under his belt.
The young driver is no stranger to winning. Some of his success includes, a Big 8 Series champion in 2012, which also included a win at the Milwaukee Mile, as well as a Madison International Speedway Triple Crown Championship. He is a multiple time champion at Jefferson Speedway. He also won a segment of the Trickle 99 at Oktoberfest.
Johnson will be sponsored by Lein Acres, Hogan Farms and UAW Region 4.
Donny Reuvers also returns to the ARCAMT as a Touring Star once again. Reuvers was one of the early drivers in the Tour and accumulated four wins and three fast qualifiers awards in his 35 starts. 24 of those starts were top tens. He finished second in points in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
In addition to his Tour success, Reuvers has won countless championships at Elko Speedway and Raceway Park.
Reuvers will be sponsored by Short Track Racing Experience, Apple Autos, Lifesprk and others.
Boris Jurkovic will join the Touring Stars Program for the first time in 2014. Jurkovic has 13 Midwest Tour starts with two top fives and five top tens. Jurkovic is a veteran driver who has raced all over the Midwest and South in various late model series.
Some of Jurkovic’s successes include five career wins at the famed Winchester Speedway, including the Winchester 400, six fast qualifier awards, 23 top fives, and 32 top tens in 71 CRA Super Series starts. He is also an Illiana Speedway champion.
Jurkovic will be driving for long-time car owner, Mike Butz and will be sponsored by Reliable Recovery Services.
Matt Kocourek (ROY Candidate)
Matt Kocourek will join the Tour full-time in 2014. He has 22 starts in the series including one top five and five top tens.
Kocourek holds a championship at Lake Geneva Raceway. He is a short track journeyman with great success. This season he will be sponsored by United States Concealed Carry Ass’n, Five Star Bodies and Perfection Auto Body.
Nick Barstad (ROY Candidate)
The youngest Touring Star in 2014 will be 18 year old Nick Barstad. While he may be young, Barstad has plenty of experience under his belt. His career started in Quarter Midgets in 2004 where he found plenty of success. After moving up through sportsman and limited late model divisions, in 2011 Nick became the Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR super late model division. He will join the ARCA Midwest Tour in hopes of adding another Rookie of the Year title in 2014.
Barstad will be sponsored by Interstate Truck Driving School, VMS Motorsports, B&B Racing Engines and Topline Landscape.
Joel Theisen (ROY Candidate)
Joel Theisen returns to the Midwest Tour in 2014. He has 19 starts with the Tour.
Theisen’s racing career started at Elko Speedway where he continues to compete. His last win at the track was in 2012. He was the 2006 Rookie of the Year.
This year he will be sponsored by Lifesprk, Ruevers Racing, and Educare.
In order to better reward participating drivers, the criteria that drivers will have to meet to be eligible for the event bonuses has been refined and the standards have been raised. Touring Star’s attendance throughout all 2014 events is mandatory unless excused by the series president and vice president. Drivers that miss an event will no longer be allowed to continue in the program during the same calendar year.
As a reward for their loyalty to the Midwest Tour, Touring Star drivers will be provided several bonuses throughout the race season. Touring Star drivers will be awarded one additional provisional during the season above and beyond the current two that are allowed.