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Hoping to Maintain Winning Streak at Road America

Hoping to Maintain Winning Streak at Road America

August 5th, 2015Courtesy of Miller Racing – The Multimatic Motorsports / Miller Racing team hopes to maintain their winning streak as they head into Round 7 of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) at Wisconsin’s majestic Road America circuit this weekend, August 7-8.

On the heels of a perfect 1-2 finish in the previous race at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park on July 25, the team heads to the fast and challenging 4.0-mile Road America, nestled in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine region, with a lot of confidence and momentum. The new Ford Shelby GT350R-C has performed brilliantly since its debut in Round 4 at Watkins Glen on June 27, and the corresponding results – including two wins in the last two races – have propelled the team upward in the championship standings.

With four rounds remaining in the 2015 season, Jade Buford and Austin Cindric, who share the No. 158 Shelby GT350R-C, are in a four-way tie for third in the drivers’ points and a two-way tie in the teams’ championship. Teammates Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson, who share the sister No. 15 entry, are tied for fourth in the drivers’ standings while holding down fifth in the teams’ championship. The team’s recent success has also helped Ford ascend the standings in the manufacturers’ battle, where they are currently in second, 13 points behind Chevrolet.

There’s a lot to play for as the season reaches its conclusion, and the drivers are relishing the challenge.

“I love Road America,” said Maxwell. “It’s a classic circuit with long straights, and usually produces great racing. Hopefully that should suit our Ford Performance/Multimatic Shelby Mustangs. I know Billy and I want to keep the momentum going after our Lime Rock win, and a good race is not going to help us much; we need a great race to keep in the championship hunt. So we are in attack mode!”

“Road America is one of my favorite tracks,” said Johnson, “and I’m really looking forward to the race. Hopefully we can keep our momentum up from our great 1-2 finish at Lime Rock to keep our GT350R-Cs on the podium.”

“I’m greatly looking forward to Road America!” said Buford. “Hopefully Austin and I can keep the momentum we have going and gain every point we can towards the championship. We are currently tied for third, and I think Austin and I are both in agreement that ‘winning’ is the best of plan of action for our No. 158 Multimatic Motorsports / Ford Performance / Miller Racing GT350R-C.”

“The new Shelby GT350R-C has really spiked a mid-season climb for the whole Multimatic/Miller Racing team,” said Cindric. “The No. 158 car is now up to third in the drivers/team standings and Ford is second in the manufacturers’ championship. We just need to keep on plugging away and pushing hard for solid results. I can’t wait to see what Road America has in store for us!”

The weekend gets underway on Friday, with two 45-minute practice sessions preceding a 15-minute qualifying session. Saturday’s 2.5-hour race will take the green flag at 1:20 pm EDT.

Ian James, the longtime Miller Racing driver who represents Miller Racing team sponsors Total Care Auto and 888DropMyRate in the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s GTD class, will be racing on Sunday in the 2.5-hour TUDOR series race. Coming off a fourth-in-class finish at Lime Rock Park, James is optimistic of a good finish at one of his favorite tracks.

“The last few races have been great for our partners 888DropMyRate and Total Care Auto,” said James, “and I expect both the Mustangs and our No. 23 Porsche to be fighting for the win at Road America, which is truly one of the greatest tracks in the world.”

Live streaming and timing and scoring from Road America will be available at www.IMSA.com. The CTSCC race will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis on Fox Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 17. The TUDOR race will be broadcast live at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday. IMSA offers mobile apps for both iPhone and Android platforms, available at Google Play and the App Store, respectively, which also provide live timing and scoring among other features.

For more information on Multimatic Motorsports / Miller Racing, visit the team’s website at www.MultimaticMotorsports.com. Fans are invited to follow the team on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/MultimaticMotorsports or on Twitter: @millerracingUT and @MultimaticRace (team), @smaxwell27 (Scott Maxwell), @BillyJracing (Billy Johnson), @buforjm (Jade Buford), @AustinCindric (Austin Cindric) and @ijracer1 (Ian James).

About Multimatic Motorsports / Miller Racing: The Multimatic Motorsports / Miller Racing team combines the resources of Canada’s renowned, championship-winning Multimatic Motorsports with the Salt Lake City-based Miller Racing, founded in 2011 by the late Roger Miller. The team fields two Ford Shelby GT350R-C entries in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Grand Sports (GS) class. Driving the No. 15 entry are Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson. The sister No. 158 is co-driven by Jade Buford and Austin Cindric. The team’s commercial partners are Ford Performance, Total Care Auto, 888DropMyRate and ViON. Ian James, Roger Miller’s longtime co-driver, represents the team and its sponsors with the No. 23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America in the GTD class of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.