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Multimatic Motorsports / Miller Racing Heads to Historic Sebring

Multimatic Motorsports / Miller Racing Heads to Historic Sebring

MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada (March 17, 2015) – Courtesy of Miller Racing –The Multimatic Motorsports / Miller Racing team, based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, is preparing for the second race of the 2015 season in the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge this Friday, March 20, at Florida’s historic Sebring International Raceway.

There are few more daunting challenges for both man and machine than the legendary 3.74-mile Sebring circuit. Built from the remains of Hendricks Field, a World War II training base for the U.S. Army Air Forces, its paved surfaces are combined with bumpy, old concrete runways that provide a pounding for even the strongest cars and drivers. Located amidst thousands of acres of orange groves in Central Florida, Sebring is one of the oldest continuously operated road racing tracks in North America, having hosted its first race in 1950.

As at the season opener in Daytona, Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson will share the No. 15 Ford Mustang Boss 302R, while teammates Jade Buford and Austin Cindric co-drive the sister No. 158 entry. The cars will have a slightly different look at Sebring as the team welcomes new sponsor 888DropMyRate, a product of Prestige Financial Services dedicated to helping customers improve their credit while lowering their rates and saving money on their auto loans.

Maxwell and Johnson finished fifth in the season opener, while Buford and Cindric followed closely in eighth. Both pairings look for even better results at Sebring.

“There are few more historic tracks than Sebring,” said Maxwell, “and few more prestigious places to win a trophy! Billy and I had a good outing to kick off the year at Daytona, and we have our sights set a little higher for this second round of the season. We know our Boss 302R Mustang is strong and well-sorted, and it should be the perfect weapon to bring home some nice hardware.”

“I’m looking forward to Sebring in our No. 15 Multimatic/Miller Mustang,” said Johnson. “Scott and I had a decent points day with a top-five finish at Daytona, despite a few issues that could have gone a lot worse. Due to the strength of the car, team and driver pairing, we have all of the elements to finish on the top step of the podium, and I can’t wait until the race starts.”

“I’m greatly looking forward to Sebring in our Multimatic/Miller Racing Mustangs,” said Buford. “We were strong last year, and we should be strong again. Austin and I showed at Daytona that we are a combination capable of winning; hopefully we can execute our race plan perfectly at Sebring and bring our Mustang home in the best possible position.”

“Daytona was a great start to the season, and a great start to my relationship with the Multimatic/Miller Racing group,” said Cindric. “With the first race out of the way, I am confident Jade and I can improve even more at Sebring. Our Mustang Boss 302Rs are strong, and should definitely be contenders in the race. I can’t wait to get back at it!”

Longtime Miller Racing driver Ian James continues to represent Miller Racing team sponsors Total Care Auto and 888DropMyRate in the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America in the GTD class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and is also looking for a successful weekend at Sebring.

“I’m very excited to get back to the 12 Hours of Sebring,” said James. “It is a race I have been fortunate enough to win a couple of times, and last year we ended up on the podium. This will be the first race with our new partner, 888DropMyRate, so hopefully the first time is a charm and we can bring them and Total Care Auto some success. Our Porsche is strong, and I know the Multimatic/Miller Mustangs will be tough to beat in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, so it should be a great weekend for our Miller Racing partners!”

Activities get underway tomorrow with two 45-minute practice sessions, with a 15-minute qualifying session on Thursday. The 2.5-hour race is scheduled to take the green flag at 1:05 p.m. ET on Friday.

Live streaming and timing and scoring from Sebring will be available at www.IMSA.com. The race will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis on Fox Sports 1 at 9:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, April 5. 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 websites at www.MillerRacing.com and www.MultimaticMotorsports.com. Fans are invited to follow the team on Facebook: www.facebook.com/roger.miller158 and www.facebook.com/MultimaticMotorsports or on Twitter: @MultimaticRace or @millerracingUT (team), @smaxwell27 (Scott Maxwell), @BillyJracing (Billy Johnson), @bufordjm (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 Mustang Boss 302R entries in the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge’s Grand Sports (GS) class. Driving the No. 15 entry are Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson. The sister No. 158 is co-driven Jade Buford and Austin Cindric. 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. The team’s commercial partners are Ford Performance, Total Care Auto, 888DropMyRate and ViON.

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Photo Caption: The Multimatic Motorsports / Miller Racing team will contest the second round of the International Motor Sports Association’s 2015 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway. (Photo courtesy Multimatic Motorsports / Miller Racing / Victor Newman)