Billy Johnson

1615 Via Sage

San Clemente, CA 92673

(949) 275-4707

Billj747@cox.net

Billy Johnson made his racing debut in 2000 at the age of 13 racing go-karts.  The Californian has won multiple championships at the local, regional, to national level.  In 2003, Billy moved up into auto racing after winning the Skip Barber Racing School scholarship.  The next day he flew to Valencia, Spain and won another scholarship from BMW AG to drive in the inaugural season of the Formula BMW USA championship.  In the 2004 F-BMW season, Billy Finished 5th in the championship as well as received the Sportsman of the Year award.

 

Over the last five years, Billy has raced in the NASCAR Nationwide, Grand Am Rolex, Grand Am Cup/Koni Challenge, Speed World Challenge, Formula Star Mazda Pro, Formula BMW, Skip Barber Regional and National Series, Super Street Time Attack, Redline Time Attack and many import tuner shootouts and competitions for magazines.  In those series, Billy acquired 36 wins, 73 top five finishes and an additional 91 top ten finishes.  Billy is also a driving instructor for the Skip Barber Racing School, as well as a private instructor for many regional and national race series including Mustang Challenge, Ferrari Challenge, and Grand-Am.

 

Since 2007, Billy has more victories and top-3 podium finishes than any driver in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) Series with 8 wins and 19 podiums.  2007 was Billy’s best season to date finishing second in the driver’s championship for the Grand-Am Koni Challenge ST series.  His four wins were more than any other driver in either the ST or GS classes of the Koni Challenge series.

 

2009 was Billy’s second full season in the faster GS class where he visited the podium five times with two wins, driving for two different teams.  This year in 2010, Billy is back with Roush Racing in the No. 61 Ford Mustang driving with Jack Roush Jr. and won Round 2 marking his father Jack Roush Sr.’s 400th victory as a team owner.  Billy also made his debut in NASCAR Nationwide competition in 2010 at Watkins Glen.

 

Besides working on his driving career, Billy has recently graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton with a degree in Business Administration.  Billy also works as a Factory Works Driver for Mazda North American Operations, test driver for automobile and tire manufacturers, as a driver for manufacturer demonstration days, and does setup and chassis development for aftermarket tuning companies and race teams.

 

Personal Stats:

Born:  October 10, 1986

Age: 23

Birthplace:  Torrance, Ca

Residence:  San Clemente, Ca

Height:  6’0”

Weight:  160lbs

Years Racing:  9

Education:

2005-2009 CSU Fullerton – Business Administration Graduate

 

Interests:  Cars, racing, dirt biking, mountain biking, swimming, billiards, and sailing.

 

Work Experience:

2010 – Employee: Roush Fenway Racing

-Co-Owner: FX Motorsports Development

-Marketing Consultant – MyHealthHero.com

2009 – Co-Owner: FX Motorsports Development

-Marketing Consultant – MyHealthHero.com

Test Driver:

-FXMD, KW Suspension

2008 – Factory Works Driver – Mazda

Test Driver:

-Mazda NAO, Motorsport Technology Group,

KW Suspension, CUSCO, Factor X, M-WorkZ

– Private Driving Instructor

– Journalist for Sport Compact Car Magazine

2007 –  Skip Barber Driving Instructor

–  Test Driver:

-Kensai Racing, Factor X, M-Workz,

Skunk 2, Berk Technology, and VRT

2006 –   Skip Barber Driving Instructor

–   Test Driver:

-MCM, ROAR Racing, Factor X, Berk Technology,   M-Workz, and VRT

2005 –   Skip Barber Driving Instructor

2005 –   Built Spec-Miata Racecar

2004 –   Intern with Prototype Technology Group (Team PTG)

Career Highlights:

  • 2010 – Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS
    • 2 Wins, 5 podiums, 8 top 5’s with Roush Racing
  • 2009 – Koni Challenge GS, 9th place in Driver Championship
    • 2 Win, 5 podiums, 6 top 5’s (of 9 races driven in) with Motorsport Technology Group in a Porsche 997 and Roush Racing in a Ford Mustang FR500C.
  • 2008 – Koni Challenge GS, 7th place in Driver Championship
    • 4 podiums, 6 top 10’s with Motorsport Technology Group in a Porsche 997 and BMW Z4 M-Coupe, and Rehagen Racing in a Ford Mustang FR500C.
  • 2008 – 25 Hours of Thunderhill Winner (E0 Class), 2nd overall – Achilles Motorsports BMW M3.
  • 2007 – Koni Challenge ST, 2nd place in Driver Championship
    • 4 wins, 8 top 10’s with Kensai Racing/Compass360 in an Acura TSX
  • 2007 – Koni Challenge GS, top 6 with Jim Click/Rehagan Racing in a Ford Mustang FR500C
  • 2006 – competed in Grand AM Cup ST, and Speed World Challenge Touring Car with multiple teams
  • 2005 – Grand Am GT, with PTG in a BMW M3
  • 2005 – Star Mazda Pro, 1 race, 1 top 10 with Bucknum Racing in a Formula Pro Mazda.
  • 2005 – Grand Am Cup ST, 7 top 10’s with multiple teams.
  • 2005 – NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill, top 10 in class.
  • 2005-2009 Time Attack Competitions, 21 wins, 35 podiums.
  • 2004 – Formula BMW USA, 5th in Driver Championship with BMW Team PTG (1 of 6 Junior Scholarship Drivers, and first year racing cars)
  • 2004 Skip Barber National Scholarship Winner
  • 2003 Regional and National Go-Kart Champion