SCC: Billy Johnson season preview

Billy Johnson back with Roush Racing for 2010 CTSCC San Clemente, Ca. (Jan. 21, 2010) -- Billy Johnson makes his return to Roush Racing and is back again with co-driver Jack Roush Jr. in the ...

Billy Johnson back with Roush Racing for 2010 CTSCC

San Clemente, Ca. (Jan. 21, 2010) -- Billy Johnson makes his return to Roush Racing and is back again with co-driver Jack Roush Jr. in the #61 ROUSH/DIARKIS Ford Mustang FR500C. After finishing the 2009 season with a strong three podiums - including one win - the duo is back together for an entire season and is aiming for the 2010 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Championship.

Over the past three years, Johnson has proved to be the most prolific and versatile driver in the Grand-Am Koni Challenge series. In this time frame, his unsurpassed 14 podiums and 6 wins were produced with six different co-drivers, four different teams, four different cars, and in two different classes.

Johnson's versatility is shown by his ability to jump in and win in front-engine front-wheel-drive Acuras, front-engine rear drive Mustangs, and rear engine rear drive Porsches; and his ability to give detailed feedback as a development driver.

Johnson helped Roush Racing to their first GS team victory as well as piloted the first and only GS class BMW Z4 M-Coupe (built by Motorsport Technology Group and Larry Hahn) to its first podium in only its second race.

Billy Johnson's 2nd place in the drivers' championship with co-driver Karl Thomson and Compass360 Racing in 2007 was instrumental in bringing the manufacturers' championship to Acura in the ST class. His contributions with Jack Roush also helped secure the manufacturers' championship for Ford in 2009.

"I am really excited to be back with Jack Roush Jr. to run the entire season with Roush Racing." said Johnson. "The team's professionalism, determination, and history speaks for itself and I'm looking forward to representing them and being a part of the 2010 effort."

-source: billyjohnsonracing.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Jack Roush , Karl Thomson , Billy Johnson , Jack Roush Jr.
Teams Compass360 Racing