News - (2012)

Dominant Multimatic Aston Martins Robbed of Perfect Weekend at Laguna Seca

Dominant Multimatic Aston Martins Robbed of Perfect Weekend at Laguna Seca

LAGUNA SECA, California (September 8th, 2012) – Multimatic Motorsports hit the sweet spot with the team’s two Aston Martin Vantage V8 Grand-Ams in the Monterey hills as Joe Foster and Tonis Kasemets dominated Saturday morning qualifying, trading lap records throughout the session and resulting in an all Aston front row, more than 0.3 seconds clear of the field. The opening stages of the race were totally controlled by the two Astons; the diminutive British sports cars running nose to tail with little to no pressure from the chasing hoard...

Multimatic Motorsports Sweeps Front Row at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Multimatic Motorsports Sweeps Front Row at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

LAGUNA SECA, California (September 12th, 2012) – Both Multimatic Motorsports Aston Martin V8 Vantages were on the front row for Saturday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival Powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Joe Foster and teammate Tonis Kasemets qualified 1-2 for the 2.5-hour event. Foster grabbed the pole with a lap time of 1:34.894 (84.903 mph) in the 15-minute qualifying session’s final five minutes, knocking Kasemets off the top spot. Kasemets gave Aston Martin its first pole this season at Watkins Glen...

Multimatic Motorsports Mid-Season Update by Inside Track Motorsports News

Multimatic Motorsports Mid-Season Update by Inside Track Motorsports News

A mid-season update of Multimatic Motorsports’ activities was recently featured in Canada’s own Inside Track Motorsports News August 2012 issue. The feature provided a recap of the first half of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season, highlighting both Aston Martin Vantage V8 Grand-Am and Ford Focus ST-R results. Click on the image below to find out where you can purchase the...

Multimatic Takes on Indy, on Verge of First Focus ST-R Win

The Multimatic and Ford Racing Focus ST-Rs head to the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time in Grand-Am history as a part of the Brickyard Sports Car Challenge held July 27th. The modern infield road coarse, measuring 2.621 miles, will see the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competitors race approximately half of the famous oval in opposite direction to the Indy 500. Both Multimatic Focus ST-Rs will be in attendance, piloted by the Gunnar Jeannette / James Gue and Nick Mancuso / Bret Seafuse pairings. To review Ford...

Strong Run for Focus ST-R at Watkins Glen Keeps Multimatic Motorsports in Reach of CTSCC ST Championship

Strong Run for Focus ST-R at Watkins Glen Keeps Multimatic Motorsports in Reach of CTSCC ST Championship

WATKINS GLEN, New York (June 30th, 2012) – For the third race in the month of June the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge visited the legendary Watkins Glen long circuit in support of the famed Sahlen’s Six Hours

Aston Martin Gets First Grand-Am Pole

Aston Martin Gets First Grand-Am Pole

Multimatic Motorsports and the Aston Martin Vantage V8 Grand-Am got its first-ever pole position in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge racing at Watkins Glen International this past weekend. Click on the image to read the full...

Kasemets Nets First Pole of the Season for Multimatic Aston

Kasemets Nets First Pole of the Season for Multimatic Aston

WATKINS GLEN, New York (June 30th, 2012) – The Multimatic Motorsports Aston Martin Team was back to full strength at this venerable road racing course, once the home of the US Grand Prix. John Gaw, the Managing Director of Aston Martin Racing, made the trip from England to lead the reappearance of the team’s #71 car, sharing the seat with his long term driving partner Phil Dryburgh. Gaw found the measure of the extremely demanding long track in short order and qualified an outstanding fourteenth in what has now become North America’s...

Multimatic Aston Survives Road America Crashfest to Finish in the Lead Pack

Multimatic Aston Survives Road America Crashfest to Finish in the Lead Pack

ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (June 22nd, 2012) – For the second race in a row the Grand-Am Continental Tire Championship visited a “power track” to the detriment of the #55 Multimatic Aston Martin Vantage V8. Although as fast as any of the of the class leaders from corners 5 to 14 at the iconic American road racing circuit, once onto the notoriously long, steep, uphill front straight, the Aston had no chance but to stay in the draft. Despite still being disadvantaged by an immoderate ballast weight, set by Grand-Am early in the season, Scott...

#15 Multimatic Ford Survives Crash Filled Race at Road America, #16 Car Not So Lucky

#15 Multimatic Ford Survives Crash Filled Race at Road America, #16 Car Not So Lucky

ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (June 22nd, 2012) – Once again, the Continental Tire Sports Car Championship saw a race dominated by caution flags and wrecked cars, unfortunately including the #16 Multimatic Ford Focus ST-R of Frank Montecalvo and Nick Mancuso. The #15 car of James Gue and Gunnar Jeanette, after qualifying a strong Q4 and leading a portion of the race, narrowly escaped the same incident, but lost a number of positions in the process. They would go on to finish a disappointing P16. Despite good practice sessions and great qualifying...

#16 Multimatic Ford Earns Hard Fought Top-10; #15 Fights Back From Qualifying Mishap

#16 Multimatic Ford Earns Hard Fought Top-10; #15 Fights Back From Qualifying Mishap

LEXINGTON, OH (June 9th, 2012) – Impressive driving and a conservative strategy, aided by a number of cautions, allowed Nick Mancuso and Bret Seafuse to pilot the #16 Multimatic Ford Focus ST-R to a P9 finish in the EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The #15 Focus, piloted by Gunnar Jeanette and James Gue, was not far behind, grabbing P15, despite starting from the back of the field, as a result of an unfortunate qualifying accident. The first shift saw Mancuso start from P9 and maintain a confident top ten position, while...