MOORESVILLE, N.C.: Reaume Brothers Racing confirmed Friday that Noblesville, Ind. native Chris Hacker will return to the organization next season and compete in a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule in 2022.
Hacker made his Truck Series debut for the Mooresville, N.C.-based organization at World Wide Technology Raceway in August, where his speed and finesse immediately captured the attention of his team, peers and other organizations in the series.
The 22-year-old Hacker began racing at the age of eight in quarter midgets, where he ranked second overall in his home state of Indiana.
From 2009 to 2011, he competed in the Bandolero bandits where he won the Indiana state championship back-to-back in 2010 and 2011.
After consecutive championship seasons in Bandoleros, he advanced to INEX Legend Car Series competition in 2012, where he captured the Indianapolis Speedrome Championship in the Young Lions category.
In 2013, he continued his racing resume acceleration moving from Legends Car to the Champion Racing Association Sportsman category, where he became the youngest driver to win a CRA event at age 13.
The following season, competing in the JEGS All-Star Series, he won the Sportsman of the Year award.
Hacker continued to turn heads in Late Model competition and positioned himself to move into the development ARCA Menards Series in 2020 before turning his attention to Trucks earlier this year.
In all, Hacker competed in four Truck Series races in 2021, including the season-finale at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway in November for Reaume Brothers Racing.
“I’m excited to be able to partner with Reaume Brothers Racing for 2022,” said Hacker. “Not only Josh (Reaume), but the whole crew was really supportive for my debut season. A lot of people underestimate how important the connection between a driver and team is.
“With the connection the RBR team and I have, I believe we are going to be able to accomplish a lot.”
Hacker is the first NASCAR driver known to have a brachial plexus injury (BPI), also known as brachial plexus lesion. BPI is an injury to the brachial plexus, the network of nerves that conducts signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand.
Only able to have movement in his fingers at first, after three major surgeries, including nerve grafting and tendon transfers, Hacker has established mobility in his arm that is comfortable enough to drive.
Team principal Josh Reaume says the team is ecstatic to have Hacker return next season.
“We are happy to welcome Chris back to Reaume Brothers Racing in 2022,” he said.
“We are excited to continue with him and be a part of his journey in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Chris impressed a lot of people in our trucks last year and we believe he will continue to do so throughout the 2022 season.”
Hacker will begin his sophomore tenure with Reaume Brothers Racing at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on March 19, 2022. The remainder of his schedule will be announced at a later date.
Sponsorship announcements for Hacker’s effort are forthcoming.
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About Reaume Brothers Racing:
Reaume Brothers Racing is entering their fifth season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fielding the No. 33 and No. 34 entries in 2022.
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Reaume Brothers Racing is looking to finish strong in the last short track event of the season with Jesse Iwuji piloting the #33 machine, and owner Josh Reaume driving the #34 Toyota Tundra. The team is also showing their Halloween spirit, with both trucks running special schemes in order to celebrate the holiday.
Iwuji will take a number of sponsors to his #33 truck, with the primary sponsor being eRacing Association. Iwuji, who is coming off a huge announcement in which it was revealed he would partner with NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith to create a NASCAR Xfinity Series program, will be making his fifth NASCAR National Series start this season, and his first Truck Series start since Texas back in June. Iwuji brought his Gap ‘Em truck home in one piece in the 28th position in that race. This will also be Jesse’s NASCAR short track debut.
Meanwhile, Reaume will bring the usual suspects on board: Levrack, MSG, and Colonial Countertops. However, this race, his spooky scheme will also include Hardy Boys Consulting, who were primary sponsors on the truck involved in the early lap two incident at Bristol.
“I love martinsville and after an incident early at Bristol I’m glad to be back in the seat and hoping for a good run to close out the year” says Reaume. “All our supporters were pulling for a better result than we had at Bristol, so we are going to give our all to make sure they get it”.
Reaume has four total NASCAR National Series Starts at Martinsville, including a double-header in Xfinity and Trucks at this event last year. This will be Reaume’s 6th event run as an owner-driver for RBR this season.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will take the green flag in Martinsville at 1 P.M eastern on Saturday October 30th, so be sure to catch all of the action on FS1! Reaume Brothers Racing has sponsorship opportunities available for next season! If interested, contact Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Hezeberg and RBR are thrilled to announce the formation of their new NASCAR Cup Series program. Team Hezeberg Powered by Reaume Brothers will be joining NASCAR’s top-echelon in 2022 on a part-time basis. This team comes from a partnership between Hezeberg Systems out of the Netherlands, and Reaume Brothers Racing based in Race City USA, Mooresville, North Carolina. The team will feature a pair of extremely talented drivers behind the wheel: NASCAR Whelen Euro Champion Loris Hezemans and former Formula One Champion Jacques Villeneuve.
Hezemans and Villeneuve are two drivers who have long resumés. Villeneuve, who has 11 career F1 wins and an Indy 500 victory to go alongside his F1 Championship, is also no stranger to stock car racing. He has competed in several NASCAR Cup series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Euro events, including a near win in the 2012 Xfinity Race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a track named after his late father. Hezemans meanwhile, is a NASCAR Euro champion, who has been dominant on the road courses this season. He has also made several Xfinity starts himself, in efforts supported by RBR.
Meet the Team
About Team Hezeberg:
Team Hezeberg began through a partnership between Toine Hezemans and Ernst Berg. Longtime friends and competitors for over 50 years, Team Hezeberg began building engines and selling European cars to different race teams in the United States. The team spent many years sponsoring F1 cars as Hezeberg. Team Hezeberg is ready to transfer the technologies and skills learned in the European racing world over to achieve success in the NASCAR Cup Series.
About Reaume Brothers Racing:
Reaume Brothers Racing began in 1997 when John Reaume got his son’s, Jonathan and Josh into competitive kart racing. From humble beginnings to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the brothers have been chasing the racing dream, competing in events all around the world. With a culture focused on innovation, RBR will utilize cutting edge technologies to improve on and off-track performance. Driven with passion and fueled with engineering, RBR is ready to make its mark in NASCAR. Josh Reaume functions as the team principal and drives part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Between crew members and drivers, RBR is proud to be the most diverse team in NASCAR history.
About Toine Hezemans:
One of the Netherlands’ most successful racers, Toine Hezemans is part of a motorsport dynasty that began with his father who raced Porsches in the 1950s. Toine quickly found success in prototypes and touring cars with wins in the 1973 24 Hours of Spa, 1978 24 Hours of Daytona the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1973 and 1975, and the Euro Touring Car Championship in 1970 and 1973. After his racing success, he became a manager for several drivers racing careers’ including his sons’ Mike and Loris.
Quote from Toine Hezemans:
“NASCAR’s great idea of returning the control back into the drivers’ hands is extremely exciting. The NEXT Gen cars’ spec build share a lot of similarities to the cars we race in the NASCAR Euro Series. We have a very successful NASCAR Euro team, and we believe now is the perfect opportunity to join the sport. Based on that success and the similarities to the NEXT Gen car’s spec body we believe that our success will translate to the NACAR Cup Series.”
About Ernst Berg:
Ernst Berg has spent most of his life surrounded by the motorsports industry. He’s competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1977 and 1979. Berg also competed in two 500km races in 1977 at Dijon and Monza where he finished 3rd and 7th. After his racing career he began working on engines in the European racing world where he reunited with his long-time friend Toine Hezemans to form Hezeberg Systems.”
Quote from Ernst Berg:
“NASCAR is huge! It doesn’t matter what part of the motorsport’s world you’re in, everyone in the world as a huge respect for NASCAR. The NEXT Gen car is very attractive, and we are excited to be a part of it. We are looking forward to the challenge of learning the new car and all its technicalities. Being apart of the NASCAR Cup series is a very special opportunity and we will be ready for next season.”
About Josh Reaume:
Often described as the “African Squirrel” since he never stops moving and spent much of his early life in Africa. Josh is a dual citizen, born to Canadian parents in Redlands California, and is a proud 2012 graduate of the University of Victoria with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Josh’s early racing career in kart racing took him around the globe, before making his NASCAR National Series debut in 2013 in the NCWTS and he hasn’t looked back since. In 2018, Reaume laid the groundwork to field his own NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. Reaume Brothers Racing now fields two full-time NCTWS trucks, a part-time NXS car and a Late Model development program. Over the last four seasons Josh has used his platform to provide opportunities for some of the NASCAR’s most diverse drivers.
Quote from Josh Reaume:
“Reaching the NASCAR Cup series as a small team is a huge accomplishment. It has taken a lot of hard work and long hours to make this dream come true. This opportunity is huge for our program, and we are excited to begin this journey with two amazingly talented race car drivers! I am extremely thankful to both Toine and Ernst for putting their confidence in me and RBR to power this new team to success. The learning curve on this new car is tremendous and thus the decades of experience Toine and Ernst bring designing and racing globally is thrilling.”
About Loris Hezemans:
Born into a Dutch racing family, Loris has continued in his father’s and brother’s footsteps. Having competed in touring and sports cars, Loris made his move to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in 2018 where he soon found success with winning the championship in the 2019 season. After 10 wins in the series and a championship, Loris currently leads the 2021 season standings for the series. This weekend at the Roval, he will make is third Xfinity start this season in preparation for his NASCAR Cup Series debut next season.
Quote from Loris Hezemans:
“A huge thanks to NASCAR for preparing me for this upcoming test. Words cannot describe how much of an honor it is to have this opportunity in the NASCAR Cup Series. I remember my excitement about seeing the prototype of the NEXT Gen car in 2019 after the NASCAR awards ceremony. Now two years later having the opportunity to make my NASCAR Cup Series testing debut, the feeling is unreal.”
About Jacques Villeneuve:
The son of the late Formula One legend, Gilles Villeneuve, Jacques paved his way to success by being a standout in Champ Car, earning the 1994 Indy 500 and Series Rookie of the Year honors. He followed that up in 1995 by winning the Indy 500 and CART Championship. The following year he followed his father’s footsteps by entering Formula One before winning the World Championship in 1997. After retiring F1 in 2006, Jacques has competed in a variety of different motorsports including all three national NASCAR series’, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Formula E and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.
Quote from Jacques Villeneuve:
“I am very enthusiastic about the opportunity to get back to the states to drive in NASCAR. Joining Team Hezeberg Powered by Reaume Bros. and Loris in discovering the new NEXT Gen 7 cup car is very exciting. The years of experience in different forms of racing will be useful in working with the team and understanding the new car. Loris comes from a great racing family on top of his own successes. Racing him in Euro NASCAR has been fun and working together will be a good challenge.”
Marketing opportunities for Team Hezeberg’s new NASCAR Cup Series program are available! There is a unique opportunity to join forces with NASCAR’s first European race team. Team Hezeberg Powered by Reaume Bros. will be able to provide global exposure for potential partners and brands. The team will be able to reach a much broader consumer than any other team in NASCAR.
For any marketing inquiries please reach out to Amir Alexander. He can be contacted through email or phone: email@example.com & 301.710.3615
Reaume Brothers Racing Partners with Team Hezeberg to form NASCAR Cup Series Team *Media Kit*