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Multimatic Motorsports Heading to the Lime Rock Park “Bullring”

MARKHAM, ON (May 28th, 2010) – The Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang Boss 302R is ready for the road racing equivalent of an oval track bullring when it heads to the next round of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Lime Rock Park (May 28 – 29).

One of the shortest tracks of the schedule, the Lime Rock weekend will feature separate races for the GS and ST classes, easing the traffic burden on the short 1.53-mile, seven turn road course.

The Multimatic Motorsports team has been hard at work in the past few weeks between races, continuing the development of the Ford Mustang Boss 302R.

So far this season, the #15 Multimatic Motorsports and #16 Bayshore Recycling entries have shown outstanding speed, but terrible fortune in each of the races.

Joe Foster and Scott Maxwell, drivers of the #15 Mustang Boss 302R, have started on the front row for all four races this year, with pole positions at Homestead and Barber Motorsports Park.

Combined with their teammates Gunnar Jeannette and Frankie Montecalvo, they’ve led the most laps of all teams with 100, registered fastest lap of the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Barber Motorsports Park and proven their outright performance time and again, but they have not seen the desired finishing positions.

However, Multimatic Motorsports is confident it can keep building on those performances while finally obtaining the results they deserve.

Although it’s been a month between races, the drivers have been keeping busy these last few weeks. Scott Maxwell is returning from the MarcVDS GT3 Mustang debut at Brno in the Czech Republic in the FIA GT3 Championship. In a race used for development purposes, the car ran flawlessly and showed good pace with Maxwell mixing it with Europe’s best.

While Foster and Maxwell have raced at Lime Rock Park in the past in a FR500C and know what to expect heading into the event, Jeannette and Montecalvo will be making their Mustang debut at the Lakeville, CT track.

The drivers will get to turn their first laps of the season at Lime Rock Park on Friday, May 28 at 11:20 a.m. ET during the first practice session. A second practice session will be held at 2:10 p.m. before the 15-minute qualifying session at 4:05 p.m. ET.

The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS class race from Lime Rock Park will go green on Saturday, May 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Quotes

Joe Foster

“Lime Rock is a very busy little bullring of a race track. I think it’s going to be very challenging. Last time we were there, Scott and I raced there together in 2008, someone else crashed us out of the race, so it’s quite an exciting track, it’s going to be like watching a full contact sport!”
“It’s a technical track, it’s obviously more of a BMW type of circuit, but we will do our best and see what we can come up with.”

Scott Maxwell

“Unfortunately, Lime Rock Park is traditionally not a good track for us. For whatever reason it’s not suited for the Mustang. I’m not overly optimistic, but then again there have been tracks where I thought we had a good chance and we didn’t do so well. Not based on speed or anything but based on racing luck, so maybe this weekend we can change things around even though it’s not the best track for us to go to.”
“It’s definitely not my favorite track. It’s not really suited for modern racing, it’s very bumpy and has limited places to pass, there’s really only one place to pass. So I’m not a big fan of it, I prefer the bigger tracks with higher speeds, but it’s the same for everybody, so we just have to make the best of it.”

Frankie Montecalvo

“I definitely like the track at Lime Rock, it’s a fun place to race. Hopefully we can turn our luck around, as it hasn’t really been on our side this season. It would be great to finally get a satisfying result. However, it will be interesting to see how our Bayshore Recycling Ford Mustang Boss 302R does there, I’m not sure what to expect from it at that track but I’m looking forward to the race weekend.”

Gunnar Jeannette

“It definitely is a challenging track and overall it’s pretty high speed. I’ve never raced a Mustang there so that will be interesting. I like the track and the configuration that we are running, which is a lot of fun and it will be good racing. But I’m not quite sure what the Mustang is going to do there so we’ll have to wait and see.”

Contact Info:

Hao Wang or Sean Mason
Multimatic Motorsports
905-470-0025
racepr@multimatic.com
www.multimaticmotorsports.com