Billy Johnson and Jack Roush Jr. Celebrate 2nd Victory of the 2011 CTSCC Season at Watkins Glen


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Drivers Billy Johnson and Jack Roush Jr. celebrating the win at Watkins Glen.

Billy Johnson and Jack Roush Jr. Celebrate 2nd Victory of the 2011 CTSCC Season at Watkins Glen

ROUSH Performance teammates Billy Johnson and Jack Roush Jr. led 30 laps, including the final 19 to bring home the win for the Continental Tire 150 at the historic Watkins Glen.  This marked Round 6 of the 2011 CTSCC Championship.  Billy and Jack drive the No. 61 Ford Mustang Boss 302R and currently have five consecutive podium finishes.  This is their second win of the season and their fifth win together since mid-season in 2009.

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 Drivers Billy Johnson and Jack Roush Jr. in the #61 ROUSH Performance Mustang.  

Jack Roush Jr. took the green flag in the 4th position and stayed in the top 5 for the remainder of his stint before turning the controls over to Johnson.  After a quick pit stop by the ROUSH Performance crew, Johnson found himself in the 6th position behind a few cars on a different pit strategy.  After the green flag fell, the No. 61 quickly found its way into the lead of the race which it held for 9 laps.  After the second set of pit stops cycled through, Johnson was in the lead again holding off a slew of BMWs.  A hard charging John Edwards in a Camaro couldn’t get by the ROUSH Mustang on either of the late race restarts and Johnson held the top position all the way to the checkered.

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Billy Johnson in the #61 ROUSH Mustang leading John Edwards in the #9 Stevenson Camaro.

“Winning any race is a big deal, but it was especially the case for the 61 ROUSH Performance Mustang at Watkins Glen this past weekend.  It was my first podium at the track, and the first in the GS class for my co-driver Billy Johnson, who had won there in the ST class back in 2007.  The crew really deserved this victory. This was one of those weekends where nothing seems to go smoothly but the guys worked non-stop to fix the car and get it back up to speed.” – Jack Roush Jr.

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 The #61 ROUSH Racing Ford BOSS 302R driving into Victory Lane.

“It all comes down to the team. This win is dedicated to their hard work, their awesome pit stops, their great pit strategy, and Jack’s phenomenal first stint.” – Billy Johnson

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 The 2011 Grand-Am Continental Tire 150 from Watkins Glen podium ceremony.

Johnson and Roush move up to third in the championship only 3 points out of second place and 27 points out of first.

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 Billy Johnson celebrating his 2nd victory of the season and 10th career win.

Catch the race on SPEED Channel, Sunday June 12th at 5:00pm EST.


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