Multimatic Motorsports targets a cool return to form at Homestead Markham, Ontario (March 2, 2010) - The Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang Boss 302R Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge squad is set ...
Multimatic Motorsports targets a cool return to form at Homestead
Markham, Ontario (March 2, 2010) - The Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang Boss 302R Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge squad is set to tackle the Homestead 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS) this weekend, March 5 and 6 - its sights set on bouncing back from a challenging opening round of the championship in Daytona.
The team has been working vigorously with Ford Racing to resolve the "new car" issues that hampered its season debut in January, with primary emphasis placed on hitting the track with an improved cooling package for this second race in the championship.
Although the team has prior experience at the 2.3-mile, 11-turn speedway road course of Homestead-Miami Speedway, Round 2 of the 2010 season will mark the first time that the Markham, Ontario-based team will run its own Multimatic Motorsports entries in a Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at this Florida track.
While veteran drivers Joe Foster and Scott Maxwell have previously competed at Homestead-Miami Speedway, this weekend's race will be the first for rookie Frankie Montecalvo and his #16 Bayshore Recycling Ford Mustang Boss 302R co-driver Gunnar Jeannette at HMS.
Multimatic Motorsports Quoteboard:
Scott Maxwell, #15 Ford Mustang Boss 302R
"I'm looking forward to Homestead, we have a competitive car and we're getting some testing miles under our belt this week before heading to Miami to hopefully resolve the problems we had at Daytona. Sometimes you can think you have something rectified but you never know until you've actually been in a race situation. I've raced a handful of times at Homestead-Miami Speedway and historically it tends to be a race of attrition because it's tight and there are going to be so many cars in the race. With more than 70 entries out there, traffic will play a huge role and I think there will probably be a lot of carnage. It will be important to stay out of trouble and survive to the end. If it's a hot day it will be quite hard on the cars, the tires and the drivers."
Joe Foster, #15 Ford Mustang Boss 302R
"I'm looking forward to going back to Homestead-Miami. It's a 'road oval' similar to Daytona but much more challenging in my opinion for set up because the banking is much more of a challenge than Daytona. At Daytona you can drive around with your foot on the floor but not here. It will be nice to get back in the car again this week. At Daytona we showed good pace in qualifying and early parts of the race but then we had a couple of technical issues so we're looking forward to having a good run at Homestead."
Frankie Montecalvo, #16 Bayshore Recycling Ford Mustang Boss 302R
"I can't wait to get back in the Mustang this weekend. It will be my first race at Homestead-Miami Speedway but I did have a chance to test there so the track won't be completely unfamiliar to me. From what I've learned about it so far, it's a really cool track. I'm hoping that Gunnar and I will be able to have a strong weekend."
Gunnar Jeannette, #16 Bayshore Recycling Ford Mustang Boss 302R
"I think everyone on the team is looking forward to heading to Homestead-Miami Speedway. We were competitive at Daytona but had some problems, so hopefully those issues are behind us now. The team has been working hard over the past few weeks and the cooperation and working relationship with Ford is really strong. Hopefully we can now set our sights on a trouble free run and leave Homestead with a different result than Daytona."
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