Reaume Brothers Racing is pleased to announce multiple partnerships with its driver development program, including the addition of primary sponsor TobyChristie.com for a number of races on Stephen Mallozzi’s car to be determined at a later date. Alongside TobyChristie.com, Art Handlers Appliance Centers,Domino’s Commonwealth Pizza, and Spirit Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will be represented on the #34. Both of the program’s vehicles will also showcase Reaume Brothers Racing associate sponsors Levrack, Colonial Countertops, Motorsports Safety Group, and Resource Material Handling and Recycling.
“Stephen is a dedicated up and coming driver who is taking all of the right steps on his path up the ladder in stock cars” says Toby Christie, founder of TobyChristie.com. “It just makes sense for us to partner with a driver of his skill level and personality. TobyChristie.com is honored to sponsor Stephen Mallozzi and we can’t wait to see our logo in victory lane”.
TobyChristie.com is one of NASCAR’s premier media outlets, and is no stranger to being featured on race cars. This however, will be TobyChristie.com’s first time being a primary sponsor in late model racing.
Team-owner Josh Reaume is excited about bringing new partners on board to the program. “For us it’s a great look to have sponsors plastered all over the car” says Reaume. “Obviously the guys at Levrack, MSG, Resource, and Colonial have been working with RBR for a while now, and not only are we strengthening our relationship, but we are bringing new partners on to back the program. It really is fantastic to see”.
Art Handler’s Appliance Centers will be featured on the left T.V. panel. Spirit Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will occupy the rear bumper. Domino’s will have stickers on both doors.
“I can not express enough my appreciation for all of these guys. Their support is part of what keeps my dream alive. I can only hope the people who follow my dream will also take the time to take a look at the companies that back me on the racetrack. We’re growing something special here. Without these guys, it would literally be impossible” says Mallozzi.
While Mallozzi has found numerous sponsors for his Chevrolet, there is still space available on the #34. Jonathan Cuevas will represent all of the Reaume Brothers Racing associate sponsors, all while actively searching for a primary sponsor for the #33. If interested in partnering with RBR Driver Development, please contact Amir Alexander at Amir@ReaumeBrothersRacing.com.
Reaume Brothers Racing has signed Stephen Mallozzi and Jonathan Cuevas to the organization’s inaugural Driver Development program. Reaume Brothers Racing has a passion for discovering talent and affording young drivers the chance to master their craft. Through the Driver Development program, Mallozzi and Cuevas will have an opportunity to participate in several late model races representing the Reaume Brothers Racing team.
Mallozzi got a late start to the racing scene, as his first start in a go-kart was at the age of nine years old. The Swedesboro, New Jersey native won multiple Northeast Karting Championships and finished on the National Podium three times across a variety of different karts and series. His racing career experienced a brief pause after receiving the news that his father was diagnosed with stage four non-small cell lung cancer and was given six months to live. Mallozzi stepped away from the racing world to be by his father’s side just as his father was there for him on the track, but Stephen’s passion for racing never wavered.
In the spring of 2021, Mallozzi made the significant life decision to pack up and move to Mooresville, North Carolina to chase his dream of becoming a NASCAR driver. Through many networking opportunities, he connected with team owner Josh Reaume, who immediately began to help the 20-year-old find his way.
“It’s a dream come true,” says Mallozzi. “I went from retired with no prospect of returning to racing, and now, I’m running with some of the best stock car drivers in the country for one of the hardest working, best teams out there. Without Josh and the guys at RBR, my career would be over”.
Meanwhile, Cuevas has been an RBR employee for almost four years. As one of the foundational pieces of the race team, Cuevas has done it all. He even had a very successful run at RBR’s Winter Test session this past year. After doing everything ranging from interiors on the trucks to vinyl wrapping, Cuevas can now add ‘Driver’ to his list of roles with the team.
Jonathan has earned everything he has; nothing has been given to him. His parents could not afford to take him racing, so Jonathan never received the opportunity to showcase his talent. Cuevas elected to attend a trade school in Phoenix, Arizona as a teenager in an attempt to work himself into the sport. After graduating, he packed his bags and took a leap of faith by moving to North Carolina.
“I had nothing” says Cuevas. “It was literally just me, my rundown sedan, and all the clothes I could fit in the backseat. I never thought I would make it this far. Having this opportunity is unreal.”
Owner Josh Reaume feels very strongly about giving back to the racing community, and is now in a position to provide opportunities to drivers who would otherwise struggle to find them.
“I feel it’s my duty to pay it forward in the same way others did for me. At the same time I believe there is a void in Motorsports as a whole currently. Teams need to step up and begin to search and development talent without the number one priority being that of funding” says Reaume. “Both Jonathan and Stephen bring an abundance of positive energy and passion to this team and I’m thrilled to have them on board”.
Current plans include both drivers participating in the Carolina Pro Series. Mallozzi will compete in the RBR Driver Development Program’s inaugural race this Saturday, July 17th at Florence Motor Speedway. He will run numerous local NASCAR Advanced Auto Parts Weekly Series events. Cuevas will have more races to be announced at a later date.
After a strong run at Bristol Motor Speedway where an untimely cut valve stem turned into a flat tire and took Jake Griffin out of contention for a strong finish, Jake looks to rebound at Knoxville Raceway on July 9th. Griffin showed a lot of speed and confidence in the truck at Bristol, and we are looking forward to having him bring that same intensity and momentum that he had at Bristol to Knoxville. Griffin brings a lot of dirt experience with him as he eyes his 7th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start and looks to run upfront and contend for a win at the Inaugural Event!
Jake is proud to have Great Escapes RV Centers on board as his primary sponsor once again for his race in Knoxville. Great Escapes RV started in 1999 and suitably serves Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana and carries a large selection of Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, Travel Trailers, Motorhomes and more. Check out Great Escapes RV at their website, www.greatescapesrv.com. Jake will also have Morrow Brothers Ford from Green Field Illinois, AC General Contractor, Inc. and Neilson Design + Photography on board as well.
Jake Griffin Returns to the Truck Series at Knoxville Raceway