SCC: Laguna Seca: Billy Johnson Preview

SAN CLEMENTE, Ca - After the first three rounds of the Koni Challenge series, Billy Johnson along with co-driver Karl Thomson, are currently sitting second in the championship a scant three points behind the ...

SAN CLEMENTE, Ca - After the first three rounds of the Koni Challenge series, Billy Johnson along with co-driver Karl Thomson, are currently sitting second in the championship a scant three points behind the #95 Turner Motorsports BMW.

Billy is looking forward to regaining the championship points lead for the #76 Kensai/Compass360 Racing Acura TSX on the first true road course of the Koni Challenge schedule.

"Laguna Seca is my home and favorite track where I am an instructor for the Skip Barber Racing School. Karl and I have had excellent results together at Laguna Seca in the past and hope to improve on our fourth place finish there last year."

While not in the seat of the TSX, Billy has been setting track records and winning races in the Redline Time Attack series for Las Vegas based Factor X Motorsports driving their 550 horsepower turbocharged Acura NSX. Billy and Factor X are currently undefeated with three wins, two overall class wins and one class track record. Billy notes: "Driving a 550hp turbocharged, mid-engine, rear-wheel drive supercar is very different from the front-wheel drive TSX that has less than half the power. The fact that we are winning in both series shows the racing heritage Acura builds into their range of street cars."

-credit: bj

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Skip Barber , Karl Thomson , Billy Johnson
Teams Turner Motorsport , Compass360 Racing