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Newman Wachs Racing Heads To CoTA For The FRA Season Finale

Photo: Gavin Baker

The Chicago based squad looks to cap off the season by adding their first win to their 2020 resume

Photo: Gavin Baker

MUNDELEIN, IL (October 21, 2020) – After a two-week hiatus since the Florida swing of the 2020 Formula Regional Americas Powered by Honda season, the NWR squad heads to Austin, Texas for the tripleheader season finale. The team has had success in it’s first year as a FRA team and hope to continue that on the purpose built 20-turn, 3.427-mile road course this upcoming weekend. Brazilian, Victor Franzoni has been grabbing podiums and adding to his championship points to put himself third in the standings. American, Jordan Missig has used his rookie year to gain experience and fight for podiums. He sits 10th in the championship. The team has been getting more and more consistent, so they are confident that they will end the season with some great results.

“I am really looking forward to this weekend,” Halahan commented. “we had a lot of success here with Jordan last year in the Radical Cup series, so I am hoping for good results out of him. This will be Victor’s first time at COTA, so he will need to get up to speed quickly, but I don’t think that’ll be an issue.”

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 (3:15 pm) while the second and third races will hit the track on Sunday (10:50 am / 2:35 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 15-16-17
Track: Circuit of The Americas
Location: Del Valle, TX
Date: October 23-25, 2020



Friday, October 23
Practice 1 – 10:45 am – 11:30 am
Practice 2 – 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 24
Qualifying – 10:15 am – 11:00 am (30-min total track time)
Race 1 – 3:15 pm – 4:05 pm (35-min race)

Sunday, October 25
Race 2 – 10:50 am – 11:40 am (35-min race)
Race 3 – 2:35 pm – 3:25 pm (35-min race)



Driver: Jordan Missig – #48 Missig Performance Group Ligier JSF3
Age: 22
Hometown: Channahon, IL
Current Championship Standing: 10th (47 pts)
Social Media:
Facebook: @JordanMissigRacing
Twitter: @JordanMRacing
Instagram: @Jordan.Missig.Racing

Quote: “I am looking forward to ending the season this weekend at COTA. We are coming into the weekend with a familiar look so I am excited to see how we can end the season out strong.”


Driver: Victor Franzoni – #23 NWR Ligier JSF3
Age: 24
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Current Championship Standing: 3rd (174 pts)
Social Media:
Facebook: @OfficialVictorFranzoni
Twitter: @VictorFranzoni
Instagram: @VictorFranzoni

Quote: ”I am very excited for the last race of the year. It will be my first time driving at COTA, so I’m eager to see what this track looks like from behind the wheel. It’s been an amazing year and I really hope we can get the win in this round.”



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 John Edwards, Simona de Silvestro, and Victor Franzoni. 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