Ford Shelby GT350R-C Wins At Home At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Driving for Multimatic Motorsports, based in nearby Markham, Ontario, Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson combined to lead all but three laps of Saturday’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, scoring the second victory of the season for the No. 15 Ford Shelby GT350R-C.

 

Maxwell followed up his series record-breaking 13th TOTAL Pole Award by leading all 38 laps of his 57-minute opening stint. Johnson took over where Maxwell left off, only giving up the front during his final fuel stop. The victory followed back-to-back fourth-place finishes for the team that opened the season by winning at Daytona and finishing second at Sebring.

 

“Honestly, I wasn’t even thinking about points today,” said Maxwell, a Toronto resident. “I just wanted to win. We were coming off a couple of mediocre results and I think we both really wanted to win today. It’s really nice to do that in front of my home crowd and my home track; it’s pretty special.”

 

Marc Miller finished second in the Grand Sport (GS) class, 11.271 seconds behind in the No. 33 CJ Wilson Racing ONE Capital Management/MotorOilMatters.org Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport started by Winnipeg’s Danny Burkett. It was their third consecutive podium finish and fourth of the season.

 

Paul Holton and Pierre Kleinubing took third in the Toronto-based No. 76 C360R AERO Advanced Paint Technology/Children’s Tumor Foundation Ford Shelby.

Unofficially, Maxwell and Johnson increased their lead to 10 points in the GS standings over Miller and Burkett, 158-148.

 

Adam Sinclair