NWR squad looks to continue its success in the Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda


MUNDELEIN, IL (June 24, 2021) – It’s been only a month since the last three rounds of Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda, and with the next event coming this weekend, Newman Wachs Racing will re-fire their competition program as they head to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 25-27. The series will take to the track for three rounds on the undulating 15-turn, 2.4-mile purpose-built road course. The team is coming off a successful outing at Road America, where they grabbed three more podium results, including two second-place finishes by Ian Rodriguez. After a somewhat trying weekend for Jordan Missig during the last two rounds, the American looks to bounce back and gain much needed championship points. Kentucky’s Jacob Abel will be joining the team this weekend as a third entry for the NWR squad. Abel ran the entire 2020 FRA season and is looking to leverage that experience to challenge for race wins.


“It’s great getting back to the track with my NWR crew,” commented Team Manager Brian Halahan. “The drivers have been able to score podiums at the first two races, so I’m looking forward to being back up on the podium again this weekend. I’m also happy to have Jacob Abel and Abel Motorsports teaming up with us. He has a year’s worth of experience in these cars, so I expect him to do well. He’ll also adds another stream of valuable data throughout the weekend.”


The drivers will participate in two unofficial test days on the Wednesday and Thursday (June 23-24) leading up to the event. Friday’s schedule (June 25) includes one official practice session in the morning, followed by qualifying at 2:25 pm ET. Saturday will kick off the tripleheader with Race 1 at 9:40 am. Sunday will begin with Race 2 in the morning at 9:40 am, followed by Race 3 at 4:55 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 7-8-9

Track:                                      Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Location:                     Lexington, OH

Date:                                        June 25-27, 2021


SCHEDULE (all time EDT):


Friday, June 25

Practice – 9:15 am

Qualifying – 2:25 pm

Saturday, June 26

Race 1 – 9:40 am

Sunday, June 27

Race 2 – 10:15 am

Race 3 – 4:55 pm