Outside of hardcore sportscar dweebs, not many people are familiar with the name Scott Maxwell, and that’s a damn shame.
See, Scott Maxwell is the man responsible for the dynamics of countless factory built hot-rod Mustangs, but he’s also the man who is single-handedly responsible for the success of the Ford GT program.
According to my step-colleague at the Toronto Star, Norris McDonald, Maxwell was the first–and only–person to wheel the GT during secret development drives at Calabogie Motorsports Park in the woods just outside of Ottawa, Ontario; then again during high-speed shakedowns at Mosport. No other driver was allowed near the cockpit of that car until Scott declared it safe, willing and able.
Maxwell is not a guy to go around boasting. He will never point at himself and go, “Me, me, me.” So that’s why it’s important for the record to be set straight.
By the way, you can’t beat this guy. For reasons I won’t go into here, Multimatic didn’t enter their company-prepared Mustang at Sebring. So Maxwell drove for another team last Friday — and he still won.
I believe him to be the greatest Ford racing driver. He’ll laugh at that; I know. But it’s true.
Besides being one of the hottest shoes in a GT car, Maxwell is also one of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet at the racetrack, or anywhere for that matter…