News - (2005)

Multimatic and Panoz Team Up for American Le Mans Series Assault

TORONTO, ON (November 18th, 2005) – A new chapter in the Panoz racing story has been opened as responsibility for the 2006 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) factory GT2 program passes to Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz. This partnership of two of North America’s strongest motorsport organizations has been created to enhance the success of the Panoz Esperante GTLM racing car. The program will be run out of Multimatic’s Toronto race shops independently of the other Panoz related motorsport organizations. Technical support of the program...

Multimatic and Ford Racing Take the Grand-Am Cup Triple Crown

ALTON, VA (October 8th, 2005) – Multimatic Motorsports and Ford Racing Technology completed a perfect sweep of the Grand Am Cup Championship trophies at a rain-soaked Virginia International Raceway today. The Toronto-based squad clinched the driver’s championship for ex-Formula Atlantic and Indy Lights star David Empringham as well as the team’s championship for the #05 Multimatic Mustang. Multimatic’s efforts combined with the strong performances of the 2005 Mustang FR500C customer cars also clinched the...

Mustang FR500C on the Pace in Rainy Practice in Virginia

ALTON, VA (October 7th, 2005) – David Empringham’s championship chances of clinching the Grand Am Cup Driver’s title continue to look strong after the Ford Racing Technology/Multimatic Motorpsorts star dominated with team-mate Scott Maxwell at a rainy Virginia International Raceway today. The #05 Ford Mustang FR500C was fastest in both sessions with team-mates Gunnar Jeannette and James Gue equally as impressive – both taking turns at the top of the practice timesheet during both sessions. Empringham needs a 10th place...

Three Championships the Target for Multimatic Motorsports at VIR

TORONTO, ON (October 6th, 2005) – Ford Racing Technology and Multimatic Motorsports have their sights set on three separate championship victories at the final round of the 2005 Grand Am Cup Championship at Virginia International Raceway this weekend. Ford Mustang FR500C driver David Empringham holds a 15-point lead in the driver’s championship over BMW driver Justin Marks. To clinch the title, the ex-Formula Atlantic and Indy Lights Champion needs only to finish 10th or better in the #05 Mustang to add the Grand Am Cup driver’s...

Dramatic Fightback from Empringham Brings Championship in Sight

PHOENIX, AZ (September 10th, 2005) – Ford Racing Technology and Multimatic Motorsports star David Empringham is now only one tenth place finish from claiming the 2005 Grand-Am Cup Championship. After finishing 4th with Scott Maxwell at Phoenix last weekend, Empringham now only needs to finish tenth or better at Virginia International Raceway to claim the 2005 championship. A tenth place finish would still give the Canadian the championship even if rival Justin Marks continues his winning run with BMW at VIR. Marks and Bill Auberlen won...

Empringham a Step Closer to Championship as Young Guns Hit Hard with Penalty

LEXINGTON, OH (August 28th, 2005) – David Empringham continues to lead the 2005 Grand-Am Cup Championship for Ford Racing Technology and Multimatic with only two races remaining after finishing in second place with Scott Maxwell last weekend at Mid Ohio. The Canadian duo qualified their Ford Mustang FR500C in third place and completed a strong race to grab the runner up spot with Empringham now holding a healthy 22-point advantage over race-winner and championship rival Justin Marks (264-242). Both Maxwell and Marks’ co-driver Bill...

Mustang Squad Rue Got Away

TROIS RIVIERES, QC (August 7th, 2005) – Ford Racing Technology and Multimatic Motorsports star David Empringham may still lead the 2005 Grand Am Cup Championship, but the Toronto driver could have left Trois Rivieres last weekend with an even bigger championship lead if luck was on his side. Empringham and Scott Maxwell began from pole position and literally “blew the doors off” the opposition (and themselves) – comfortably leading the race until the first pit stop on lap 31. Unfortunately, that’s when problems...

Close Shave at Barber with the Weather for Mustang Duo

BIRMINGHAM, AL (July 29th, 2005) – The Multimatic Motorsports Ford Racing Technology Mustang FR500C entries of Scott Maxwell/David Empringham and Gunnar Jeannette/James Gue managed to squeeze in a quick time this afternoon at Barber Motorsports Park before the Alabama venue was struck by a heavy thunderstorm. The 45 minute afternoon practice session was halted after only 19 minutes with spectacular lightning illuminating the dark clouds above. The session began with a drying track before the session was cut short. Scott Maxwell managed...

Mustang Home Town Heroes Play Starring Role at Mosport Grand-Am Cup

BOWMANVILLE, ON (June 19th, 2005) – 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....

Mustang FR500C Squad Enjoys Mixed Fortunes at the Glen

WATKINS GLEN, NY (June 11th, 2005) – Ford Racing Technology and Multimatic Motorsports’ two factory entries enjoyed and endured wildly contrasting luck in the latest round of the Grand Am Cup Championship at Watkins Glen today. While David Empringham and Scott Maxwell “stole” second place thanks to some clever race strategy, the #05 entry of Gunnar Jeannette and James Guy suffered the worst possible luck in the race – a flat tire and a separate spin into the gravel thanks to oil on the track put them back to 52nd...