USF2000 team Newman Wachs Racing and Wulff Motorsports have signed up to join Formula 3 Americas.
Newman Wachs was founded by late actor and IndyCar team owner Paul Newman and his long-time racing friend Eddie Wachs in 2006 to compete in Atlantics, and it took its first win two years later with future IndyCar racer Simona de Silvestro.
In 2009 it finished first and second in the standings with John Edwards and Jonathan Summerton, but was not able to defend its title as the series was then cancelled for two years.
It returned to single-seaters in USF2000 in 2017, and took its first win there last year with Cameron Shields.
In addition to its two-car USF2000 effort, it plans to run two cars in F3 Americas in 2020 and has already signed one driver.
?I?m really looking forward to expanding our program to another junior formula series,? said Newman Wachs team manager Brian Halahan.
?I have been looking at F3 Americas for the last year and with HPD stepping up their support of the series with the Indy Lights scholarship, I feel that it now has the necessary stability and staying power to work within our overall program and long-term strategies.?
Also joining the F3 Americas grid is new entity Wulff Motorsports, which has consumed existing entrant Southern Motorsports.
John Paul Southern Jr has taken five podiums across two seasons of depleted grids in the series for the team, and is highly likely be retained in 2020.
Wulff team principal and founder Steve Wulff ran Performance Development & Racing for 15 years before a buyout at the turn of the century turned it into Champ Car team RuSport.
?I started Wulff Motorsports to make the best use of my race and championship-winning experience to provide aspiring young drivers a team that not only offers the highest levels of car prep, but also an environment that focuses on driver development,? said Wulff.
?Our program emphasizes everything from better comprehension of data analysis to nurturing technical know how and feedback to understanding how to build a winning attitude.?