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NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Loris Hezemans has signed for two Xfinity Series starts

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Loris Hezemans will make his second career start in the Xfinity Series and first on an oval this weekend at Phoenix Raceway. He will drive the # 13 Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet Camaro on Saturday in the Call 811 Before You Dig 200 race. His two-race contract will close at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29th.

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Hailing from Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Loris Hezemans will carry Hezeberg Systems as main sponsor. This will be the first time he will run on an oval in the Xfinity series. Hezemans’ only other start was in 2019 at Road America, where he finished P22 for BJ McLeod.

In order to obtain a guaranteed place for Loris Hezemans, Reaume Brothers Racing had to partner with MBM Motorsports.

Loris Hezemans is only 23 years old

Hezemans has 111 starts in his career in several series, such as the Renault Clio Cup Benelux in 2014 and the TCR International Series the following year. The Dutchman has also competed in the Audi Sport TT Cup, the ADAC GT Masters and the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup.

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In 2018, Loris Hezemans raced full time in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – Elite 1, scoring one victory and five podiums in a dozen starts. He won the championship with four wins and six podiums the following season.

Last year, he posted two wins and five podiums in ten starts to finish third in the standings. Overall, Hezemans has found the winner’s circle ten times, 27 podiums and five poles.

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Hezemans comes from a racing family. His father, Toine, was a former Dutch touring and prototype driver, who became the European Touring Car Champion in 1970 and 1973. His grandfather, Mathieu, also raced in the Netherlands.

Posted on Mar 12, 2021 12:33 AM IST



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