Maxwell, Empringham, Brabham to pilot Ford Focus Daytona Prototype. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 21, 2002) -- Multimatic announced the driver lineup for one of its two Ford Focus Daytona Prototypes that will run in the 2003 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Maxwell, Empringham, Brabham to pilot Ford Focus Daytona Prototype.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 21, 2002) -- Multimatic announced the driver lineup for one of its two Ford Focus Daytona Prototypes that will run in the 2003 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Drivers Scott Maxwell, David Empringham and David Brabham will pilot the Ford Focus Daytona Prototype in the classic twice-around-the-clock race.
Canadian Maxwell will lead the driving lineup for the team. Although he currently competes in the Grand-Am Cup Series, where he is in a heated battle for the team and driver championships, Maxwell also has extensive experience in prototype racing. While running a limited Rolex Series schedule in 2001, Maxwell garnered a SRPII podium finish at Mid-Ohio and pole position at Road America in Multimatic's Nissan Lola.
Empringham, also of Canada, will join Maxwell in the Ford Focus Daytona Prototype. The two have paired for most of the 2002 season in the Grand-Am Cup Series, however Empringham is best known for his open-wheel accomplishments, winning both the Toyota Atlantic and Indy Lights championships during his career.
Australian Brabham, who now resides in Florida, is one of the most noted sports car racers in the world. He has raced both prototype and GT cars in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia and has had two stints in Formula 1 racing.
Multimatic is expected to announce the Rolex 24 At Daytona driver lineup for its second Ford Focus Daytona Prototype in the coming weeks.
Maxwell and Empringham will continue with Multimatic throughout the 2003 Rolex Series season as part of the manufacturer’s effort. However, Multimatic will sell its second factory team Ford Focus Daytona Prototype following the Rolex 24 At Daytona and continue to campaign the car for a private owner during the remainder of the season. Mutlimatic will also be building additional cars for customers throughout the 2003 season.