CHICAGO – Newman Wachs Racing has signed Australian Cameron Shields to compete in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.
The Toowoomba, Queensland, native may be new to the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, but he’s no rookie in the world of racing. In four years competing in cars, Shields has built an impressive resume that includes 52 wins in 154 races entered, running in Australian Formula 3, Formula 4 and Formula Ford.
Shields sampled the waters in the United States last September by testing an Indy Pro 2000 car at the Chris Griffis Memorial test, but found that a USF2000 car would be a better fit for this year.
“I’m very excited to have Cameron signed with the team for the 2019 season,” said Brian Halahan, NWR Team Manager. “I think his racing history speaks for itself and I expect to be fighting for wins right out of the box. The combination of his experience and our engineer John Hayes’ knowledge should be a powerful combination. St. Petersburg cannot come soon enough!”
“I am very pleased to announce that I will be joining with Newman Wachs Racing ahead of the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship,” Shields said. “Newman Wachs Racing is a very professional team, with a long history of results to back that up and I am full of confidence that together this season we can continue that trend of success with the ultimate goal of becoming the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 champions. It has been a very tough journey over the Christmas break to ensure that I could be on the grid this season.
“Without the help of my parents, Will Power, Bob Power and Charles Crews, alongside every member of NWR, there is no way I would be returning to America, so I would like to sincerely thank each of them and all NTT IndyCar Series and Andersen Promotions personnel whom I have interacted with over the last six months for the upcoming series championship.”