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Newman Wachs Racing Heads To Homestead With Podium Momentum

Photo: Gavin Baker

After a trio of top-three results, NWR is focused on grabbing their first Formula Regional Americas victory

Photo: Gavin Baker

MUNDELEIN, IL (October 1, 2020) – After enjoying considerable success at last weekend’s Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda tripleheader at Sebring International Raceway, Newman Wachs Racing returns to competition at the 14-turn, 2.21-mile road course of Homestead Miami Speedway this weekend (Oct. 2-4). Led by Team Manager Brian Halahan, the crew spent one day at Sebring turning around NWR’s Ligier race cars for their drivers – American Jordan Missing and Brazilian Victor Franzoni – before traveling down to south Florida. Franzoni is coming off a three-podium performance at Sebring and is now third in the championship standings, just 30 points out of second, and is aiming to maintain his considerable momentum. Missig was sidelined in Sebring due to the mistakes of others, missing the third race, and is primed and ready to get back in the seat.

“I’m looking forward to another good weekend at Homestead,” Halahan commented. “Victor was able to grab the team three more podiums, showing that we’re ready to get our first win. Jordan will have to reset from last weekend and I have the confidence that he will make the best of this weekend.”

The drivers will participate in a pair of practice sessions on Friday before heading into qualifying late on Saturday morning. The first race of the tripleheader event will be run on Saturday afternoon (2:50 pm) while the second and third races will hit the track on Sunday (11:00 am / 4:00 pm). Live timing and scoring will be available on the series website ( and both live video coverage and live timing of the races can be enjoyed on


Series: 2020 Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda
Events: Rounds 12-13-14
Track: Homestead Miami Speedway
Location: Homestead, Florida
Date: October 2–4, 2020



Friday, October 2
Practice 1 – 10:40 am – 11:10 am
Practice 2 – 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Saturday, October 3
Qualifying – 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Race 1 – 2:50 pm – 3:50 pm (35-min race)

Sunday, October 4
Race 2 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (35-min race)
Race 3 – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (35-min race)



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

Age: 22
Hometown: Channahon, IL
Current Championship Standing: 9th (41 pts)
Social Media:
Facebook: @JordanMissigRacing
Twitter: @JordanMRacing
Instagram: @Jordan.Missig.Racing

Quote: “It’s a new weekend – that’s my mindset going into Homestead. After the struggles I had out at Sebring, I am keeping my head forward and looking forward to success here at Homestead. As a team, we made improvements with the car at Sebring, and we’re going to build those improvements even further this weekend.”


Driver: Victor Franzoni – #23 NWR Ligier JSF3

Age: 24
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Current Championship Standing: 3rd (144 pts)
Social Media:
Facebook: @OfficialVictorFranzoni
Twitter: @VictorFranzoni
Instagram: @VictorFranzoni

Quote: ”I’m super excited after the performance we had at Sebring. Homestead is a very technical track and it’s not going be easy for anyone, but the way we’re developing and working, I’m sure we are going to be strong and try to fight for the win!”



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.