Reaume Brothers Racing is proud to announce Armani Williams will pilot the #33 truck at Gateway. Williams is NASCAR’s first driver to be diagnosed on the autism spectrum. He has two prior NASCAR ARCA Menard’s Series Starts, both run for Andy Hillenberg last season. He placed 17th in his debut, and improved in his second start to bring his ride home 10th at Michigan later in the year.

“I have been talking to Armani and his dad Del about this for quite some time now” says Josh Reaume, owner of Reaume Brothers Racing. “No one really understands how much they have overcome and how hard they have worked in order to secure these opportunities. They’ve grown numerous partnerships and spent tons of time developing Armani’s career, so it’s nice to see these efforts finally paying off. I am so happy to be able to help and get such a great kid behind the wheel”.

Armani has loved racing since he was playing with Hot Wheels as a little boy. He ended up discovering NASCAR, and he has not looked back. When he was just eight years old, he started racing go-karts. Williams quickly progressed to Bandaleros, then to the ARCA Truck Pro Series, and even ran five races in Canada in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. From there he went to ARCA, and now, he looks towards his first ever truck start.

“This is a dream come true having the opportunity to make my debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Gateway. When I got the call from my dad, I was overcome with emotion. Many years of hard work, along with the support of my family, friends, and fans have made this possible. And of course, I have to thank Reaume Brothers Racing for believing in me and giving me this incredible opportunity”.

Armani’s father, Del, has been by Armani’s side since day one, supporting Armani’s climb up the racing latter. Del didn’t know a whole lot about autism was when his son was diagnosed at just two years old. However, he and Armani’s mother Irena have stood by Armani throughout his racing journey, and given him all the love and support two parents could possibly give.

“As a dad, all you want is for your kids to be afforded all the opportunities to chase their dreams. Racing is already a tough enough sport as it is; between having to find funding, knowing the right people, and just having enough talent” Del says. “Meeting Josh, has given us the opportunity and platform to seek funding to get this done. It is just such a challenge in the sport today. When you throw in the challenges of being on the autism spectrum, saying we had an uphill battle was an understatement. It makes me emotional to see how much (Armani) has grown over the past 20 years”.

Marketing opportunities are still available for this monumental moment in NASCAR history! If interested in hopping on board for this trailblazer moment, please contact Amir Alexander at amir@reaumebrothersracing.com. The green flag for Williams’ debut drops at 9:00 P.M. on Friday, August 20th. All the action will be live on FS1. 

This weekend at Watkins Glen, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will take the track for the first time in 21 years. Rookie Lawless Alan, with new sponsor Lucantino’s on board his #34, and Josh Reaume in the Levrack #33 will drive for Reaume Brothers Racing in this long-awaited return to WGI.

Alan will be making his fifth start with RBR this season, and his third on a road course. He currently has more starts with the team this year than any other driver. In his last race at Pocono, Lawless brought his AUTOParkit.com Toyota home in the 20th position, tied for Reaume Brother’s best finish on asphalt this season. Lawless ran inside the top fifteen at the Daytona Road Course in February, with a top ten in sight, until a power steering issue took him out of the race. He also ran at Circuit of the Americas in the rain, gaining valuable wet weather experience that may come in handy with inclement weather possible at the Glen this weekend.

“I’m feeling good about Watkins Glen. I really like that track, and its great because I have some experience there from running in Trans Am” says Alan. “Not sure if I want it to rain; it seems to rain pretty much whenever we are at road courses” Lawless joked. “In all seriousness, the rain is great a lot of times because it equalizes the field. Whatever happens, we will be ready. And obviously have to take the time to thank Lucantino’s for stepping in and AUTOParkit.com for their continued support of my racing”.

Meanwhile, team-owner Josh Reaume will be making his third start this year with Levrack returning as a primary, and Motorsports Safety Group, Resource Material Handling and Recycling, and Colonial Countertops taking associate positions. Reaume, who has nearly 100 NASCAR national series starts, has only made five road course starts in his career: three at Gateway in the Truck Series, and two at Mid-Ohio in Xfinity. Reaume also made his last start at Pocono, driving his #33 machine to 28th place finish. Josh believes running Watkins Glen provides both obstacles and opportunities.

“Running a road course isn’t something I’ve done a whole lot in my career, so that in its own right is a challenge, especially because we see more and more road course races popping up on the schedule” says Reaume. “But at the same time, it should be fun because some of the guys in the series weren’t even born the last time Trucks ran at the Glen, so everyone is kind of in the same boat. And now too, you have to factor in the possibility of rain, which just adds a whole other layer of uncertainty to the weekend”.

Reaume’s and Alan’s #33 and #34 Toyota Tundras will take the green flag in New York this Saturday, August 7th, at 12:30 P.M. Eastern on FS1. 

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.