SCC: Mosport: Multimatic Motorsports race notes

Mustang home town heroes play starring role at Mosport in Grand Am Cup Ford Racing Technology and Multimatic Motorsports' earned their first dual podium of the year at the team's home track in Mosport last weekend. Despite the fact joint ...

Mustang home town heroes play starring role at Mosport in Grand Am Cup

Ford Racing Technology and Multimatic Motorsports' earned their first dual podium of the year at the team's home track in Mosport last weekend.

Despite the fact joint championship leader Scott Maxwell and two key team members were absent at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, Multimatic Motorsports took the victory with David Empringham and Gunnar Jeannette - the second victory for each and their first win as a combination.

James Gue was joined by Tom Milner who filled in for Maxwell. After starting eighth, the two young American drivers fought their way up to third place with Milner passing Terry Borcheller on the final lap of the race.

"I am very proud of my guys today. Myself, Scott and our key engineer Jean-Francois Chretien were all at Le Mans but our team did a fantastic job to get our first double podium of the year," said Larry Holt, Multimatic Vice President and Technical Director.

"We have spent a lot of time testing and developing the Mustang FR500C at Mosport and it was really no surprise to see we were very competitive. However, we are under no illusion that this championship is going to be easy.

"There are going to be races at places like Phoenix and Trois-Rivieres which are going to be a real challenge for our team. The BMW remains our biggest rival and our greatest threat - they are very fast."

The next round of the 2005 Grand Am Cup Championship will be staged at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama on July 29 - 30.

-mm/ford racing-

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Scott Maxwell , Terry Borcheller , David Empringham , Gunnar Jeannette , James Gue
Teams Multimatic Motorsports