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Billy Johnson is an American professional race car driver competing in the WEC for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in the #66 Ford GT and the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS class for Multimatic Motorsports in the #15 Ford Performance Shelby GT350R-C with co-driver Scott Maxwell.
With 18 wins to his name, Billy is one of the most successful drivers in the CTSCC history. In addition, Billy has multiple GT class podium finishes for Turner Motorsports, driving the BMW M3 in the IMSA GTD Class as well as driving the #007 Aston Martin Vantage in the 12 Hours of Sebring for Aston Martin Racing in the GTE class with Pedro Lamy and Paul Dalla Lana in 2013.
Johnson is a test driver for Multimatic and Ford Performance and helped develop the GTE/GTLM classed Ford GT racecar, Shelby GT350R-C racecar, GT350 & GT350R street cars, and Ford GT street cars.
He has been called to drive in numerous endurance races including the 24 Hours of Daytona in the #77 Doran Racing Ford Daytona Prototype to the #64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 to the #97 Turner Motorsport Z4 GT3.
Johnson is also a road-course specialist in the NASCAR Xfinity series and is hired by Ford to teaching advanced techniques to Ford's Sprint Cup and XFinity drivers on road course racing.
Driving for Roush Fenway Racing with a career-best 8th place finish in the #60 at Montreal in 2012, Johnson made his oval racing debut at Loudon in 2013 in a Nationwide car finishing an impressive 15th position on the lead lap. He also led laps in the #16 at Road America.
Billy is an 8-time track record holder in Time Attack events driving an assortment of cars but most notable for piloting the FXMD Turbo NSX, the fastest Time Attack car in the country.
Billy currently resides in Wellington, FL.
SPEED Channel 2013 Race Broadcast:
1 - BMW Performance 200 (Daytona) WIN - (Click Here)
SPEED Channel 2012 Race Broadcast:
Video interview from the WIN at NJMP (2011):
Billy Johnson & FX Motorsports Development re-set the Buttonwillow Track Record by ~3 seconds (1:37.520) as confirmation of fastest time attack car in the country.
Billy Johnson & FXMD beat HKS Japan's long-standing track record at Buttonwillow. The only RWD car to do so!