Salt Lake City – Miller Racing, based in Salt Lake City, is happy to announce that it will be returning to the racetrack in 2014 with an exciting new program in partnership with Ford Racing’s official development partner, Multimatic Motorsports.
The renowned Canadian-based Multimatic Motorsports operation and Miller Racing will field a two-car team of Ford Mustang Boss 302Rs in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC).
Miller Racing, which was established as a championship-caliber operation by the late Roger Miller in 2011, is now run by Roger’s wife, Cheri, and Ian James, Roger’s longtime co-driver. Multimatic Motorsports, based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, is the competition arm of Multimatic Engineering.
Founded in 1992, the team has competed in the Firestone Firehawk Series, Motorola Cup, IMSA Sports Car Championship, Grand American Road Racing Association, American Le Mans Series, Grand-Am Cup, Rolex Sports Car Series, KONI Sports Car Challenge, Continental Sports Car Challenge and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Multimatic Motorsports celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012. The team has countless race wins and series championships in almost every major road racing series in North America, and is the only Canadian team to capture a class victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2000. Multimatic Engineering was called upon by Ford Racing to develop the Ford Focus Daytona Prototype in 2003, the Ford Mustang FR500C in 2008 and the Ford Mustang Boss 302R in 2010.
The No. 158 Ford Mustang Boss 302R will be co-driven by Ian James and Billy Johnson, who is transferring from the Roush Racing team. The No. 15 team car will be co-driven by longtime Multimatic driver Scott Maxwell and Jade Buford. These four drivers have won a total of 31 CTSCC races over the past decade.
The team is proud to announce that the team’s Mustangs will be supported by Total Care Automotive, Prestige Financial Services, ViON, Multimatic and Ford Racing.
Total Care Auto (TCA) is a Utah-based company that provides finance and insurance products for automotive dealerships and provides training to dealership personnel. For over 30 years, TCA has helped auto dealerships in the western United States reach their finance and insurance goals.
Prestige Financial Services, Inc. is a Utah-based premier provider of consumer financial solutions for both franchised and independent automobile dealerships across America. With a successful track record dating back to 1994, and a staff of best-in-class professionals, Prestige is recognized throughout the industry for its strong portfolio performance and innovative lending programs.
“We were looking for a way to continue Roger’s legacy in racing, and this partnership among Miller Racing, Multimatic Motorsports and Ford Racing is the perfect solution,” said Cheri Miller. “None of this would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Ian James, who has become part of our family, and we sincerely appreciate his efforts. We look forward to this exciting new partnership and to seeing Roger’s No. 158 Boss 302R back on the track and challenging for wins in 2014.”
“We are extremely happy to be back in the Ford camp running the Boss 302Rs that Multimatic originally engineered and built,” said Larry Holt, Team Principal of Multimatic Motorsports. “The stars have realigned and, with a new Mustang coming for 2015, the future looks very bright for Ford Racing in the Continental series. Our new partnership with Miller Racing is a great way to strengthen the campaign and keep Roger’s No. 158 Mustang out front. The teaming of Ian and Billy in that car will be a formidable combination.”
“Ford Racing welcomes back Multimatic's Larry Holt and his championship-caliber team to Mustang Boss 302Rs in the Continental Tire Sports Car Championship,” said Jamie Allison, Director of Ford Racing. “He brings with him a special relationship with the Miller family, honoring and extending the memories of Roger’s love for racing Mustangs.”
The team’s first outing will be the “Roar Before the 24” three-day test at Daytona International Speedway on January 3-5, 2014, providing the team valuable practice prior to the season-opening race at Daytona on January 22-24.