Date of Birth: January 20th, 1964
Residence: Toronto, ON, CA
Car Number: 55
Race Team: Multimatic Motorsports
Toronto’s Scott Maxwell has played a key role in Multimatic’s greatest victories across the globe. His championship pedigree includes championship titles in Formula Vee (1984), Ontario Formula Ford 1600 (1985 and 1986), Canadian National Showroom Stock (1992 and 1993), Grand-Am/IMSA GS (2002, 2008, 2016).
He contested the Canadian GM Challenge, Porsche Cup and Pro Formula Ford 2000 series’ from 1986 through 1990. On two occassions, Maxwell took on some of the world’s best when the International Formula 3000 Championship staged end-of-season races in Halifax, Canada. His open-wheel efforts also include a start in Indy Lights in 1992.
The highlight of Maxwell’s career came at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2000, when he won the LMP 675 class for Multimatic Motorsports aboard a Lola B2K/40 with fellow Canadians John Graham and Greg Wilkins.
Scott Maxwell and co-driver David Empringham won the Grand-Am Cup Championship in 2002, when Multimatic Motorsports ran the two-car Porsche GT3 Cup entry for Doncaster Racing. Maxwell and Empringham won four times that season (twice at Daytona, Watkins Glen and VIR) to take the Driver’s Championship.
The Maxwell-Multimatic partnership again made its way to victory lane when Maxwell, David Empringham and David Brabham won the first ever Daytona Prototype race at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in 2003.
Maxwell contested the American Le Mans Series with Panoz in 2003 and Krohn-Barbour Racing (Lamborghini) in 2004 as well as contesting several Rolex Sports Car Series events for Multimatic Daytona Prototype customers.
The popular Canadian co-drove with David Empringham in 2005 aboard a Multimatic Motorsports-entered and factory-supported Ford Mustang FR500C. Maxwell missed out on sharing the title due to skipping a race to compete at Le Mans for Panoz Motor Sports.
In 2006, Maxwell clinched another milestone victory for Multimatic Motorsports when he teamed up with David Brabham and Sebastien Bourdais to win the GT2 class at the Twelve Hours of Sebring – the opening round of the 2006 ALMS Championship.
2008 marked a fantastic year for Maxwell and Multimatic Motorsports. The Ford Racing FR500C, engineered and developed by Multimatic, won the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Team’s and Manufacturer’s Championships and the duo of Scott Maxwell-Joe Foster won twice (Mosport and Barber) to take the Driver’s Championship. Multimatic Motorsports ran the Grand-Am Mustang FR500C program for Hypersport Racing in 2008.
Scott Maxwell contested the 2010 Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Joe Foster, helping develop the brand-new Ford Racing Boss 302R into a competitive racecar. Highlights in 2010 included three pole positions, however race results were hampered due to reliability issues with the new car. Intensive off-season development that paid off, and the 2011 season was highlighted with a second-place finish at Daytona, and a win at Barber. Multimatic Motorsports and Maxwell were in the hunt for the Grand-Am championship until the eighth round until being taken out by a competitor.
Multimatic Motorsports celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012, and drew on Maxwell’s expertise and experience to help develop Aston Martin’s Vantage V8 GT4 for Grand-Am GS competition. Maxwell and co-driver Tonis Kasemets showed the Vantage’s potential with a podium finish. Teamed with young gun Jade Buford the following year, the pair netted seven top-tens in the Aston, before returning to familiar territory in 2014 to co-drive a Ford Boss 302R.
Maxwell won the 2016 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Championship GS title with co-driver Billy Johnson in the #15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C.
Follow Scott on Twitter @smaxwell27