FORD GT350R-C WINS BIG IN TEXAS!
AUSTIN, TX. September 19th, 2016 – The No. 15 of Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell of Multimatic Motorsports captured their fifth win and fifth pole at Circuit of The Americas. This dynamic duo extended their lead in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series, Grand Sport class with one race left this season.
The Roush Yates Engines’ Ford GT350R-C engine delivered the power to position the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby Mustang on the pole and the No. 76 C360R of Paul Holton and Pierre Kleinubing in P2 on Thursday. This made for the fifth pole of the season for *Maxwell / Johnson.
Maxwell started in the cockpit for the No. 15 and Johnson finished out the second stint. Leading the majority of the race and taking the Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby across the finish line, increasing their overall points lead to 31.
The C360R team of Holton and Kleinubing also ran strong to finish on the podium in third.
Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance redefined the Ford Shelby GT350R-C race engine to provide the ultimate power for the Ford Shelby Mustang to tame the 60 lap (204 total miles) demanding road course, known for its steep 16 story climb off the front straight away and 20 notorious curves around the 3.4 mile track.
This was the team’s fifth win of the year following up on their wins at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Lime Rock, Road America and the first race of the year at Daytona. The No. 15 is posed and focused on the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Championship on September, 30 at Road Atlanta.
“Congratulations to Multimatic Motorsports, Billy, and Scott on the win and pole!” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Their fifth win of the season is a testament to the entire team. You need a great team, car, and Ford Performance engine to get on top of the podium.”
The No. 67, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing US team of *Ryan Briscoe / Richard Westbrook secured their fourth pole of the season with Briscoe behind the wheel in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship GTLM class. They fought hard during the Lone Star Le Mans race and finished in P9 and the sister-car No. 66 in P6.
The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK teams, No. 66 of Stefan Mucke / Olivier Pla and No. 67 Marino Franchitti / Andy Priaulx / Harry Tincknell also raced the Ford GT cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship, in the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas and after an incident filled six hour battle finished P7 and P4 respectively.
Weekend Recap: 6 RACES – 2 POLES – 1 WIN!
WeatherTech Sportscar Championship &
Continental SportsCar Challenge Schedule:
Sept. 30-Oct.1: Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA
About Roush Yates Engines
Roush Yates Engines is a leading edge engine development company, with three state-of-the-art facilities based in Mooresville, NC; which include Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance Engines Group, focused on road racing and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions, a world class manufacturing center. The company’s core business includes designing, building and testing race engines.
Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance is the exclusive engine builder of the NASCAR Ford FR9 V8 engine and twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine that powers the Ford GT supercar.
With the unparalleled culture of winning and steeped in rich racing history, Roush Yates Engines continues to follow the company’s vision to lead performance engine innovation and staying true to the company’s mission, provide winning engines through demonstrated power and performance.
🏁10 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 276 WINS – 245 POLES! 🏁