NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship leader Loris Hezemans will be racing in NASCAR Xfinity Series once again as the Dutchman is scheduled to compete in this weekend’s Pocono Green 225 as the driver of DGM Racing’s No. 90 Hezeberg Systems Chevrolet.
Loris Hezemans will be returning to America this weekend as the current EuroNASCAR points leader is scheduled to enter Sunday’s Pocono Green 225 – the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway – as the driver of DGM Racing’s No. 90 Chevrolet with support from Reaume Brothers Racing.
Hezemans’ participation at Pocono meant that he is set to fulfill the two-race Xfinity contract that he had with Reaume Brothers this year. Hezemans previously raced in Phoenix Raceway on a Reaume Bros-supported MBM Motorsports entry – scoring a 31st place finish in his Xfinity oval debut – and was due to enter the Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte before Reaume had to make a change in plans due to MBM’s owner points situation.
“I am extremely happy to announce that I will be participating in my second NASCAR Xfinity race of the year and my first at Pocono Raceway driving for DGM Motorsports with support from Reaume Brothers Racing,” said Hezemans to euronascar.com. “Priority number one will be to drive a clean race and finish, whilst gaining as much experience as possible.”
“With no practice nor qualifying it will be about adapting as quickly as possible to the track, as well as to the car and how it reacts on a faster oval such as Pocono as opposed to Phoenix. I would like to thank my sponsors Hezeberg Systems, Eurol, Momo and TimeZone for their support.”
Hezemans hopes that his participation at Pocono would give him the next step needed in order to obtain a license to compete in NASCAR Cup Series. According to Vincent Bruins at DNF, NASCAR required a rookie driver to drive successfully at all oval tracks to obtain a Cup Series license.
The Pocono Green 225 is scheduled to start at 12:00 EDT (18:00 CEST) with Hezemans starting the race from 39th position on the grid.
Disclaimer: Unless noted, all photos used in this article are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard.