“We got in touch with Carlos Lira, who used to field cars both in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series and in the ARCA Racing Series. He was positively impressed by my results and helped getting in touch with BJ McLeod Motorsports. We were looking for a chance to debut in the Xfinity Series on a road course and Road America is the perfect fit,” said Hezemans. “I’m really looking forward to go side-by-side with the best NASCAR drivers in the United States.”
Competing at the highest level of NASCAR in Europe proved to be a launching point in Hezemans’ career. Coming from Touring cars and GT racing, the Dutchman won his first NWES ELITE 1 Division race in his debut season in 2018 and conquered the Junior Trophy, the special classification rewarding drivers aged 25 and under. In his second full-time NWES season, he sits second in points among the main contenders for the European NASCAR title ahead of the playoffs.