SCC: Multimatic earns victory at Laguna Seca

Canadian racers David Empringham and Scott Maxwell scored the first win for the Grand-Am Cup series at the 2.238-mile road course in scenic Monterey, California. It was also their first win of the 2005 season. The No. 05 Multimatic Motorsports...

Canadian racers David Empringham and Scott Maxwell scored the first win for the Grand-Am Cup series at the 2.238-mile road course in scenic Monterey, California.

It was also their first win of the 2005 season. The No. 05 Multimatic Motorsports duo had to come from behind to stand on the top step of the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca podium.

Note an easy job on the challenging circuit nestled in the foothills of the Monterey Peninsula and on the track that has the corkscrew! Yet, Empringham and Maxwell held nothing back as the two experience sportscar racers overtook the top runners.

The win gave the Multimatic team their second consecutive victory and has landed the Ford Mustang in the winner's circle for the third time in its debut in Grand-Am Cup racing.

"It's a bit of a monkey off our backs (to get our first win)," said Maxwell. "We've had two bad races and have been looking forward to this race for a long time and it turned out really well."

Zoom Motorsports Porsche 996 finished second, nearly six second adrift of the race win with drivers Darren Law and Mike McCalmont.

Ian James and Tom Nastasi, winner's at Daytona, came home third in the Blackforest Motorsports Mustang.

Multimatic's No. 55 with co-drivers James Gue and Gunnar Jeannette finished fourth; the duo won the California Speedway round.

The ST field winner was the SpeedSource No. 70 Mazda RX-8 followed by the Acura RSX-S from the Bill Fenton Motorsports stables. Turner Motorsports finished third in a BMW 330i.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Scott Maxwell , Ian James , Darren Law , David Empringham , Gunnar Jeannette , James Gue , Tom Nastasi , Mike McCalmont , Bill Fenton
Teams Turner Motorsport , SpeedSource