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Newman Wachs Racing Focused On Barber Round Of FR Americas Championship

Success at most recent rounds has increased team’s expectations

MUNDELEIN, IL (July 29, 2020) – After a strong overall outing at VIRginia International Raceway earlier this month, which included the team’s second podium in the Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda program, Newman Wachs Racing will head south once again this coming weekend to Birmingham, Alabama and Barber Motorsports Park for the series’ third weekend. The Brian Halahan-led squad will once again put Jordan Missig and Victor Franzoni on-track to continue their chase for race wins and the series championship. Missig is coming off his first podium finish of the season, taking third in Race 1 at VIR. The Barber facility is a jewel of American motorsports and the 2.38-mile, 16-turn track will surely challenge the drivers all weekend long. Franzoni has significant experience at the track, having competed there successfully through his years in the Road to Indy program, and that should provide him with the fuel he needs to breakthrough for his first series win

“I’m hoping both drivers will be running in the top-five every session throughout the weekend,” Halahan commented. “One thing I’ve learned over the last few race weekends is how tough the competition is in this series, and that there are a lot of very talented drivers, so if we go through the weekend mistake-free, I believe both guys will be on the podium on multiple occasions.”

The drivers will participate in a pair of practice sessions on Friday before heading into qualifying early on Saturday morning. The first races of the tripleheader event will be run on Saturday afternoon (12:55 pm) while the second and third races will run on Sunday (8:00 am / 12:55 pm). Live timing and scoring will be available on the series website ( and on, as well as live video coverage of the races will be available on www.fanracing.Live.


Series: 2020 Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda
Events: Rounds 6-7-8
Track: Barber Motorsports Park
Location: Leeds, Alabama
Date: July 31 – August 2, 2020



Friday, July 31
Practice 1 – 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Practice 2 – 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Saturday, August 1
Qualifying – 8:40 am – 9:20 am
Race 1 – 12:55 pm – 1:45 pm

Sunday, August 2
Race 2 – 8:00 am – 8:50 am
Race 3 – 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm



Driver: Jordan Missig – #48 Missig Performance Group Ligier JSF3

Age: 22
Hometown: Channahon, IL
Current Championship Standing: 9th (25 pts)
Social Media:
Facebook: @JordanMissigRacing
Twitter: @JordanMRacing
Instagram: @Jordan.Missig.Racing

Quote: “I’m excited for Barber this weekend. I took a big step forward with my progress out at VIR. Now, I am looking to take another big step this weekend in my progression at Barber.”

Driver: Victor Franzoni – #23 NWR Ligier JSF3

Age: 24
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Current Championship Standing: 4th (51 pts)
Social Media:
Facebook: @OfficialVictorFranzoni
Twitter: @VictorFranzoni
Instagram: @VictorFranzoni

Quote: “I am extremely excited for the race in Barber, it’s one of my favorite tracks and all the NWR crew are doing an amazing job so I’m sure we going to be very competitive there. We’re working a lot for the win and I really hope it comes this weekend.”



Twitter: @newman_wachs
Instagram: @newman_wachs


About Newman Wachs Racing:

Newman Wachs Racing was formed in 2005 by late actor and IndyCar team owner Paul Newman and long-time racing friend Eddie Wachs to aid the development of young drivers in Champ Car’s Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda. Drivers who have been part of the NWR program included JR Hildebrand, John Edwards and Simona de Silvestro. After a seven-year hiatus, Newman Wachs Racing has returned to racing, competing in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires. The team has now added the Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda to their 2020 season schedule.