SCC: Utah: Multimatic Motorsports preview



Mustang Boss 302R #15 Markham, Ontario (September 8, 2010) - Armed with a brand new Ford Mustang Boss 302R, Multimatic Motorsports is looking to cap off its 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge assault on a high note at the season-ending Salt Lake City 200.

The team is coming off a bittersweet weekend at Trois-Rivières a few weeks ago. Gunnar Jeannette and Frankie Montecalvo scored their best finish of the season, but their teammates Scott Maxwell and Joe Foster were forced to watch from the sidelines following a crash during qualifying.

With only two hours between the qualifying session and the race at Trois-Rivières, the team didn't have enough time to fix the severely damaged #15 Mustang Boss 302R before the start. The pain of sitting out the penultimate round of the championship was even deeper based on the fact that Maxwell had just set a lap record and taken pole position.

Foster and Maxwell will be piloting with a newly-built Mustang Boss 302R which was shaken down for the first time on August 28 at Calabogie Motorsports Park near Ottawa, Ontario. The season of intense development appears to have paid off with the new car being quicker than its predecessor in its debut run. Multimatic formed a strategic partnership with Calabogie Motorsports Park this season to provide comprehensive vehicle development services to motorsports customers and major automobile manufacturers.

Foster and Maxwell will be hoping to add to this season's resume which counts six front row starts, including three poles, in nine races.

#16 Boss 302R The Jeannette and Montecalvo combination has scored a string of improved finishes in recent races and Jeannette has added motivation for the final round at Salt Lake City.

After home events for Frankie Montecalco at New Jersey and Scott Maxwell in Canada, the race at Miller Motorsports Park will be Gunnar Jeannette's turn to race in front of family and friends. Based in Sandy, Utah, Jeannette starred at the American Le Mans Series round here earlier this season, scoring the pole and recording the fastest race lap at Miller in the LMPC class.

The 3.048-mile, 15-turn road course will also be like a home track for Joe Foster. The driver of the #15 Multimatic car is an instructor at the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School at Miller Motorsports Park.

Joe Foster, #15 Ford Mustang Boss 302R "I'm looking forward to the race at Miller Motorsports Park. I think it's a wide-open fast track that will hopefully suit our car. It would be great to end the year with a season best result. "I work for the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School there so I'm there quite a bit teaching. We'll have friends of the team and friends of the brand on site so we will want to do well in front of them. "Miller Motorsports Park is such a great facility, I think it will be a good event.

Scott Maxwell, #15 Ford Mustang Boss 302R "The guys really did an outstanding job in building the new car. When we shook it down at Calabogie it was immediately faster so I am looking forward to seeing how it performs at Miller Motorsport Park. "The season certainly has been a huge challenge but we are all looking forward to making amends and finishing on a strong note.

Frankie Montecalvo, #16 Bayshore Recycling Ford Mustang Boss 302R "I'm looking forward to racing at Miller Motorsports Park for the season finale. We've been making progress with the car all year so hopefully we can end the season on a high note. "I have some good memories there and hopefully I can add to those. It's a great track, and I think the Mustang Boss 302R should do pretty well on that layout."

Gunnar Jeannette, #16 Bayshore Recycling Ford Mustang Boss 302R "It's the last race of the season and a home track for me, which I am looking forward to. We'll be racing on the outer loop, which will suit the Mustang probably a little bit better than the whole track configuration we previously used. "Frankie has been doing great all season and both of us are looking at Salt Lake to get on the podium or at least get our best result this year which would be a nice way to end the season."

-source: multimatic motorsprts

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Joey Foster , Scott Maxwell , Gunnar Jeannette , Frankie Montecalvo
Teams Multimatic Motorsports