2005

2005

– Multimatic Motorsports led the factory Ford Mustang FR500C assault on the 2005 Grand-Am Cup Championship – winning the driver’s, manufacturer’s and team’s championships.

– David Empringham clinched the driver’s championship for Multimatic as five victories were achieved by the Mustang, three by Multimatic Motorsports and two additional wins by privateer teams racing Ford Racing Technology FR500C entries built at Multimatic’s Toronto headquarters.

– Multimatic Motorsports also entered a Ford “Team of Champions” in the Ford Focus Daytona Prototype at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. Multimatic regular Scott Maxwell was joined by NASCAR stars Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth.

Scott Maxwell
Toronto's Scott Maxwell has played a key role in Multimatic's greatest victories across the globe. His championship pedigree includes winning titles in Formula Vee (1984), Ontario Formula Ford 1600 (1985 and 1986), Canadian National Showroom Stock (1992 and 1993) and Grand-Am Cup (2002 and 2008).
David Empringham
Toronto's David Empringham is a former top rated open wheel racing star who has enjoyed numerous championship successes.
Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch, the 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Champion, was enlisted by Ford and Multimatic Motorsports to drive for the Crown Royal “Team of Champions” at the 2005 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with co-drivers Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth and Scott Maxwell. Posting fast lap times but suffering from reliability issues in the Multimatic Ford Focus Daytona Prototype, the “Team of Champions” finished 15th in class.
Greg Biffle
Greg Biffle, the 2002 NASCAR Busch Series Champion, was enlisted by Ford and Multimatic Motorsports to drive for the Crown Royal “Team of Champions” at the 2005 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with co-drivers Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Scott Maxwell. Posting fast lap times but suffering from reliability issues in the Multimatic Ford Focus Daytona Prototype, the “Team of Champions” finished 15th in class.
Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and 2009 Daytona 500 winner, was enlisted by Ford and Multimatic Motorsports to drive for the Crown Royal “Team of Champions” at the 2005 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with co-drivers Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch and Scott Maxwell. Posting fast lap times but suffering from reliability issues in the Multimatic Ford Focus Daytona Prototype, the “Team of Champions” finished 15th in class.
2005-2009 Mustang FR500C
Multimatic engineered, developed and produced the Mustang FR500C race car, which won “triple-crown” (Driver, Manufacturer & Team) Grand Am championships in 2005, 2008 and 2009. This race car was sold through the Ford Racing catalogue and was built by Multimatic for customers contesting the Grand-Am championship as well as other international racing series.
2003-2005 Multimatic Ford Focus Daytona Prototype
With technical support from Ford Racing Technology, Multimatic Motorsports designed and manufactured the Ford Focus Daytona Prototype. The car was powered by a Ford Modular V8 prepared by Robert Yates Racing producing 500 horsepower. The Multimatic Motorsports Ford Focus Daytona Prototype won the inaugural race of the new Grand-Am Daytona Prototype class at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in 2003.