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#66 Billy Johnson

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Car #66 Ford GT
Sponsor Ford
Hometown Torrance, Calif.
Birthday OCT 10, 1986
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Billy Johnson is an American professional sportscar driver. The Californian started his career racing go-karts and single-seaters before transitioning into sportscars and stockcars.  Currently the most successful driver of all time in the IMSA Continental Tire Championship, most recently taking the 2016 championship win behind the wheel of a Ford Shelby GT350R-C Mustang. Johnson has been the regular ‘third’ driver in the #66 WEC Ford GT since the programme began in 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2017

  • FIA World Endurance Championship (Part season: Silverstone, Spa, Le Mans) with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in the #66 Ford GT
  • IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (Part season: Rolex 24 At Daytona and Sebring 12 Hours) in the #68 Ford GT
  • Made NASCAR MENCS debut driving Richard Petty's #43 car at Sonoma 

2016

  • FIA World Endurance Championship (Part season: Silverstone, Spa, Le Mans) with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in the #66 Ford GT
  • IMSA Continental Tire Championship winner in Ford Shelby GT350R-C Mustang.
  • Ford development driver

2015

  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Ford Performance -- Multimatic Motorsports Shelby GT350R-C (GS class) -- Won at Lime Rock
  • Petit LeMans in Turner Motorsports Z4 GT3 (GTD Class)
  • Helped Develop the Shelby GT350/R and Ford GT/GTE

2014

  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Ford Performance -- Multimatic Motorsports Boss 302R (GS class) -- Won at Road Atlanta
  • 24 Hours of Daytona in Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 (GTD Class)

2013

  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Ford Performance -- Roush Racing Boss 302R (GS class) -- Won at Daytona and Lime Rock
  • 24 Hours of Daytona in Turner Motorsport BMW M3 (GTD Class)
  • 12 Hours of Sebring in Aston Martin Racing (GTE Pro Class)
  • Three Top 5 finishes in the Turner Motorsport BMW M3 (GTD Class)
  • NASCAR Nationwide Series in Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang, Road America and Loudon

2012

  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Ford Performance -- Roush Racing Boss 302R (GS class) -- Won at Daytona and Mid-Ohio
  • 24 Hours of Daytona in Turner Motorsport BMW M3 (GTD Class)
  • 24 Hours of Daytona in Doran Racing Dallara Ford Daytona Prototype (Prototype Class)
  • Three Top 5 finishes in the Turner Motorsport BMW M3 (GTD Class)
  • NASCAR Nationwide Series in Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang, Montreal
2011
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Ford Performance -- Roush Racing Boss 302R (GS class) – Won at VIR, Watkins Glen, and New Jersey Motorsport Park
  • 24 Hours of Daytona in Mitchum Motorsport Porsche GT3 Cup (GTD Class)
  • Top 5 finishs in the Turner Motorsport BMW M3 (GTD Class)
  • NASCAR Nationwide Series in Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang, Road America and Montreal
2010
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Ford Performance -- Roush Racing Mustang FR500C (GS class) – Won at Homestead and New Jersey Motorsports Park
  • NASCAR Nationwide Series in Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang, Watkins Glen
2009
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Motorsport Technology Group Porsche 997 (GS class) -- Won at Homestead
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Roush Performance Mustang FR500C (GS class) -- Won at Miller Motorsports Park
2008
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Motorsport Technology Group Porsche 997 and BMW Z4 M-Coupe (GS class)
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Rehagen Racing Mustang FR500C (GS class)
  • Won the 25 Hours of Thunderhill -- Achilles Motorsports BMW M3 (E0 Class)
2007
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Kensai Racing (ST class) -- Won at Daytona, Laguna Seca, Mosport, and Watkins Glen
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Jim Click Racing Mustang FR500C (GS class)
2006
  • 24 Hours of Daytona in Matt Connolly Motorsports BMW M3 (GT Class)
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Kensai Racing (ST class)
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Potter Racing (ST class)
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with ROAR Racing (ST class)
  • Speed World Challenge with Tindol Motorsports in Mazda Protégé (Touring Car)
2005
  • First Year in Sports Cars
  • Star Mazda Pro Series at Road Atlanta -- Top Ten
  • IMSA Rolex for Prototype Technology Group in BMW M3 (GT class)
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Compass 360 Racing (ST class)
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Matt Connolly Motorsports (ST class)
  • IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with SpeedSource (ST class)