Skip Barber to back Fartuch’s NASCAR Truck debut at COTA

The Skip Barber Racing School brand will make its first appearance in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at COTA this weekend when it backs Reaume Brothers Racing’s No.22 Ford F-150, which will be driven by SBRS’s  Director of Instructors Carter Fartuch.

It will be Fartuch’s NASCAR debut. He has previously competed with the Skip Barber Race Team in GT4 America, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, and TC America.

“My NASCAR debut is a surreal and special moment for me, made possible by the team at the Skip Barber Racing School Fartuch said. “I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the No.22 Skip Barber Racing School Ford F-150 and give it my all for my Skip Barber Family.


“I’m looking forward to competing against some of the best in the country at a track I know very well in Circuit of The Americas. I would like to thank everyone at the Skip Barber Racing School and Reaume Brother’s Racing that made this dream become a reality.”

Long utilized by Formula 1, IndyCar, and sportscar drivers such as Sergio Perez and Josef Newgarden, a significant number of NASCAR drivers have begun to look towards the Skip Barber Racing School in an effort to increase their road-racing prowess including Ross Chastain, Jimmie Johnson, Bubba Wallace, and Kyle Busch. Chastain has credited his development on road courses in large part to the time he has spent with the Skip Barber Racing School.

The training process is continuous, with drivers in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series visiting the Skip Barber Racing School’s new headquarters at VIRginia International Raceway as recently as last week to prepare for Circuit of the Americas.

Last season, the Skip Barber Racing School sponsored Ross Chastain’s NASCAR Xfinity Series entry at Sonoma. SBRS plans to continue to build its presence in NASCAR after the XPEL 225, including the sponsorship of a NASCAR Cup Series entry in Martinsville.

“We couldn’t be prouder or more pleased to add Carter’s name to the list of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers that have trained with SBRS including Matt Crafton, Christian Eckes, Jake Garcia, Lawless Alan, and Mason Massey,” Skip Barber Racing School Chief Marketing Officer Dan DeMonte said. “Our team of expert instructors and turnkey platform, provide a winning environment for beginners as well as professionals.”

Josh Reaume, owner of Reaume Brothers Racing, comes from a very similar background to Fartuch, and believes that his experience on road courses can further build the teams’ road course program.

“Having a professional driver coach behind the wheel of our Ford F-150s seems like the next natural step as we continue to build a competitive program,” Reaume said. “Having him as a teammate to Lawless (Alan) we feel like will create a positive and constructive environment at the racetrack. Being able to carry the Skip Barber family in NASCAR is a great honor to myself, and we are all excited to show what we can do collectively at COTA.”

Story originally appeared on Racer