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Newman Wachs Racing Heads To Vir For Rounds 13-14-15

Photo: Gavin Baker

NWR squad looks to add more wins to their resume in the Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda

MUNDELEIN, IL (September 23, 2021) – After almost two months off since the last three rounds of Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda at Brainerd International Raceway, and with the next event coming this weekend, Newman Wachs Racing will head to Virginia International Raceway on September 23-26. The series will take to the track for three rounds on the challenging 17-turn, 3.27-mile purpose-built competition road course. The team is coming off a successful outing at Brainerd, where they grabbed their second FRA win with Ian Rodriguez. The Guatemalan driver will not be in action at VIR, so American Jordan Missig will lead the team into competition. Missig is focused on bouncing back after a rough weekend at Brainerd and is focused on gaining crucial championship points and the elusive win he has been seeking all season.


“We will be down to one car for this event due to budget issues with Ian, so he will not be able to continue,” commented Team Manager Brian Halahan. “We will be putting our full focus on Jordan, and I expect to have a very strong weekend. Last year, he got his first podium here at VIR and he was also   the quickest car at the series test earlier this year, so I think we’ll be looking good for more podiums.”


The team will participate in four unofficial tests on the Thursday, September 23 leading up to the event. Friday’s schedule (September 24) includes their first official practice session in the morning, with qualifying later that afternoon. Saturday’s schedule (September 25) kicks off with Race 1 in the morning at 10:25 am EDT, followed by Race 2 in the afternoon at 4:15 pm. Sunday will wrap up the tripleheader event with Race 3 at 2:45 pm. Live timing and scoring will be available on the series website ( and the Race Monitor app. Live video will be provided on the SVRA app for the three races.




Series: 2021 Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda

Events: Rounds 13-14-15

Track: Virginia International Raceway

Location: Alton, VA

Date: September 23-26, 2021


SCHEDULE (all times EDT):


Thursday, September 23

Optional Test 1 – 9:40 am

Optional Test 2 – 11:50 am

Optional Test 3 – 2:50 pm

Optional Test 4 – 4:50 pm

Friday, September 24

Practice – 9:15 am

Qualifying – 2:45 pm

Saturday, September 25

Race 1 – 10:25 am

Race 2 – 4:15 pm

Sunday, September 26

Race 3 – 2:45 pm




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

Age: 23

Hometown: Channahon, IL

Current Championship Standings: 5th (92 pts.)

Social Media:

Facebook: @JordanMissigRacing
Twitter: @JordanMRacing

Instagram: @Jordan.Missig.Racing

Quote: “I’m really excited to get back with the NWR Crew this weekend at VIR. We spent quite a bit of time over the summer break putting in work and testing for this race and I think we’ve got ourselves a good setup bring into the weekend. This is also I feel the best track on the schedule for me and the crew as we seem to always click here. From getting my first podium in the series here last year, to being the fastest during preseason testing earlier this year, I feel this is the best opportunity I have to break through and get my first 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 his 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 added the Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda to their resume in 2020.




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Possible Caption: Newman Wachs Racing heads to VIR this weekend looking to add more wins to their Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda resume (Photo: Gavin Baker)