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Multimatic Motorsports Looking to End Season on a High

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Multimatic Motorsports Looking to End Season on a High

MARKHAM, ON (September 9th, 2010) – Armed with a brand new Ford Mustang Boss 302R, Multimatic Motorsports is looking to cap off its 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge assault on a high note at the season-ending Salt Lake City 200.

The team is coming off a bittersweet weekend at Trois-Rivières a few weeks ago. Gunnar Jeannette and Frankie Montecalvo scored their best finish of the season, but their teammates Scott Maxwell and Joe Foster were forced to watch from the sidelines following a crash during qualifying.

With only two hours between the qualifying session and the race at Trois-Rivières, the team didn’t have enough time to fix the severely damaged #15 Mustang Boss 302R before the start. The pain of sitting out the penultimate round of the championship was even deeper based on the fact that Maxwell had just set a lap record and taken pole position.

Foster and Maxwell will be piloting with a newly-built Mustang Boss 302R which was shaken down for the first time on August 28 at Calabogie Motorsports Park near Ottawa, Ontario. The season of intense development appears to have paid off with the new car being quicker than its predecessor in its debut run. Multimatic formed a strategic partnership with Calabogie Motorsports Park this season to provide comprehensive vehicle development services to motorsports customers and major automobile manufacturers.

Foster and Maxwell will be hoping to add to this season’s resume which counts six front row starts, including three poles, in nine races.

The Jeannette and Montecalvo combination has scored a string of improved finishes in recent races and Jeannette has added motivation for the final round at Salt Lake City.

After home events for Frankie Montecalco at New Jersey and Scott Maxwell in Canada, the race at Miller Motorsports Park will be Gunnar Jeannette’s turn to race in front of family and friends. Based in Sandy, Utah, Jeannette starred at the American Le Mans Series round here earlier this season, scoring the pole and recording the fastest race lap at Miller in the LMPC class.

The 3.048-mile, 15-turn road course will also be like a home track for Joe Foster. The driver of the #15 Multimatic car is an instructor at the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School at Miller Motorsports Park.

Multimatic Motorsports will be on track starting Thursday, September 9 for a promoter test day with sessions running from 12:00 – 12:50 p.m., 2:10 – 3:10 p.m. and 4:10 – 4:50 p.m. local time. The team will return to the track on Friday, September 10, 2010 for a 45-minute practice session from 8:30 a.m. local time with a second 40-minute practice at 1:10 p.m. local time.

Qualifying for the Salt Lake City 200 will take place Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 8:55 a.m. local time and will be followed by the two hour and 30 minute race at 4:45 p.m. local time.

The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season finale will be broadcast on tape-delay on SPEED on September 18, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Contact Info:
Hao Wang or Sean Mason
Multimatic Motorsports
+1 905-470-0025
racepr@multimatic.com
www.multimaticmotorsports.com