- Multimatic began development of the new Grand-Am Cup 2005 Ford Mustang which made its debut at Daytona in February, 2005 with a 1-2 finish.
- Multimatic goes down in the record books as
being the first Motorsports team to win the new Daytona Prototype Class
in the 41st running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. The car was
designed and developed completely by Multimatic, starting in 2002.
- Multimatic test driver Scott Maxwell joined fellow Canadian driver
David Empringham and Australian David Brabham in taking the prestigious
- The Multimatic Motorsports team remained in contention for the outright victory until very late in the event.
- Multimatic completed an agreement with Ford
Racing Technology to be the exclusive constructor of the Multimatic
Ford Focus Daytona Prototype. The Daytona Prototypes are the featured
class in the Rolex Sportscar Series.
Motorsports, running two Porsche GT3 Cup cars in the Grand AM Cup
Series for Doncaster Racing won the overall championship. The cars were
driven by Scott Maxwell / David Empringham, and David Lacey / Greg
- Multimatic was awarded its largest
single motorsports contract by MBD Sportscars to re-engineer and
campaign two existing Panoz LMP07 race cars. The project included
installation of a new Mugen 4.0L V8 engine, performing ongoing
engineering development and providing race expertise and the team to
run the two Panoz LMP07 prototypes in the American LeMans LMP900 class
Ran the BMS Porsche GT1 assault on the 24 Hours of Daytona. This was a two-car effort with eight
drivers and significant preparation, engineering and logistics requirements were completed in a two
month timeframe. Scott Maxwell took the GTS pole from the highly touted factory Corvette team. BMS
battled for the GTS lead throughout the first third of the race before falling prey to mechanical
issues. Both cars finished strongly with the 01 entry running an almost flawless race to third in
class and sixth overall.
- Ran a limited Grand-Am SR2 program with the Le Mans winning Lola B2K/40. Enjoyed strong
performances at all races with a pole position at Road America, a 3rd place finish at Mid Ohio
and domination of the Trois Rivieres round before succumbing to a fuel problem.
- Ran the Doncaster Racing entry in the Grand-Am Cup street stock championship. Continued to
develop the fastest showroom stock Mustang in the world to compete in the Super Grand Sport class.
- Engineered and contributed significant technical support to Dick Barbour Racing during the
second half of the ALMS season. Culminated in winning the Petit Le Mans, 1000-mile event at
Road Atlanta with Multimatic regulars Scott Maxwell and John Graham aided by female driving
sensation Milka Duno.
- Continued development of the Multimatic Lola B98/10 with Nicholson McLaren Twin Turbo Cosworth. Ran both
the grueling 24 hrs of Daytona and the 12 hrs of Sebring.
- Entered the Millennium 24 Hours of Le Mans using an SR2 Lola B2K/40 with a Multimatic designed and built
chassis. Achieved the biggest success in the history of Multimatic Motorsports by winning the LMP675 class.
This was the first class win by any Canadian motorsports organization in the 68 year history of the French
- Ran a limited Grand-Am GTS program with Multimatic's Porsche GT2 Twin Turbo on behalf of Doncaster
Racing. Although outdated, this car won the Mid-Ohio round and placed third at Phoenix. Also began
development of the Doncaster SVT Mustang for the Super Grand Sport Class of the Motorola Cup street
stock championship to compete against Corvette, Viper and Porsche. Ran a limited program with this
car in preparation for 2001.
- Debut of Lola B98/10 World Sports Car. Competed in selected events including Atlanta, Donington and
Mosport, qualifying in the top ten against factory supported efforts and a ninth place overall finish at
- Ongoing Nicholson McLaren Twin Turbo engine development of Lola B98/10 with objective to compete in
full SportsCar schedule in 2000.
- Campaigned three Ford Mustang Cobras in the Motorola Cup North American Street Stock Championship.
- Won Ford's first ever Manufacturer's Championship in showroom stock racing.
- Finished second in the Team Championship in this series with nine podium finishes including wins
at Sebring, Mosport and Trois Rivieres. Multimatic also received the "Motorola High Tech Team" award.
- Scott Maxwell led the team to its best Grand Sport season ever, setting five new
track records at Atlanta, Mosport, Trois Rivieres, Watkins Glen and Daytona. He received the
Hoosier award for most pole positions (8 out of 9) and the Speed Stick Award for most fastest
laps. Teammate Greg Wilkins secured four podium finishes including three wins.
- Campaigned four Ford Mustang Cobras in the Motorola Cup North American Street Stock Championship.
- Dominant Ford team finishing third in the championship with convincing wins at Montreal and
Mid-Ohio and a host of podium finishes.
- Multimatic's lead driver Scott Maxwell finished third in the Motorola Cup driver's championship
with a total of 7 podium finishes in 13 races. Jason Priestley placed 10th in the driver's Championship
and obtained his first ever career win at the Mid-Ohio race event in June.
- Multimatic's in-house developed GTS1 Mustang was campaigned in selected events including the
24 hours of Daytona where a strong run through the first half of the race (always in the top ten)
was thwarted by mechanical problems that dropped the team to 38th at the finish. The car also ran
two Canada Challenge Cup races where it won outright despite strong competition from FIA GT1 Porsches.
- Campaigned four cars in three North American professional championships with six drivers.
- Finished fourth in SportsCar GTS1 Team Championship despite missing both Daytona and Sebring races
and the arrival of numerous FIA GT1 cars (Lotus, Porsche, Panoz etc.). In his first year of
driving purpose built, high horsepower GT cars, Jason Priestley won SportsCar's most improved driver
award and finished sixth in the driver's championship. His partner, Scott Maxwell finished fifth in
the driver's points.
- Continued development of the Multimatic GTS1 car with versions of the proprietary Suspension Module
used on all corners of the vehicle.
- Campaigned both 4.6 litre SVT Cobra and 5.8 litre Cobra R Mustangs in Canadian and US national
championships with a best series finish of sixth in the Enduroseries. Numerous pole positions and
podium finishes maintained Multimatic's reputation as a front running showroom stock competitor.
- Premiered Ford's new SVT Cobra Mustang and the 4.6 litre, 4V Modular V8 engine in its only racing
appearances world wide.
- Strong season of front row qualifications (including debut event), top three finishes and one major
race win culminated in a third place championship finish.
- Continued development of the Multimatic GTS1 car with three events campaigned.
- Third place finish in Dallas and two DNF's while leading (one engine failure and one crash) proved
that the GTS1 car is a strong contender despite budget limitations.
- Accumulated more pole positions and fastest laps than any other team in the Canadian National
- Continued to dominate this series but missed a third championship due to engine durability problems.
- Designed, built and developed an innovative IMSA GTS-1 car completely in-house. Finished third
in first race and became first privateer to seriously compete with the factory supported efforts of
Oldsmobile and Nissan.
- IMSA GTS-1 car was continually developed throughout season.
- Entered and won class in the Car & Driver, One Lap Of America with a Multimatic prepared Ford
Aluminum Intensive Vehicle (AIV). Won every event and finished among the GT1 cars some twenty places
ahead of the next car in class.
- Second place, Canadian National Michelin Enduroseries.
- Completed the season with 2 firsts, 2 seconds, 1 third, 2 fourths and an eleventh place.
- Held the Mosport Grand Sports lap record.
- Extensive development compensated for inherent power disadvantage. Only Mustang running against as
many as 14 GM Camaro/Firebirds.
- Won Canadian Endurance Road Racing Championship sports class. Scott
Maxwell captured second straight national drivers championship.
- Completed season with 5 firsts, 1 second, 2 thirds and a fifth.
- Continued development of the Taurus SHO saw a reduction of almost three seconds a lap at Mosport.
- Won all large venue events; ie: Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax.
- Ran a limited Ontario regional schedule with two car team finishing first and second in one event.
- Won Firestone Firehawk national endurance sports class championship by 570 points. Scott Maxwell
captured drivers championship by 600 points. Completed season with 6 firsts, 3 seconds and a sixth place.
- Highly successful competition suspension system developed in-house for Taurus SHO.
- High level of preparation limited racing failures to one non-terminal gearbox problem all season.
- Won Ontario and Quebec provincial championships and Firehawk team marketing award.
- Captured second place in manufacturers championship for Ford just 60 points behind Porsche and 190
points ahead of third placed Honda.