James joined the Highway to Help, Fifty Plus Racing / Alegra Motorsports for the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January 2013.
Racing hero is 1992 Formula 1 World Champion Nigel Mansell. ... Has lived in the U.S. since 1998. ... Favorite street car is a Mini Cooper.
Retired Panoz Abruzzi after 19 laps with mechnical trouble at 12 Hours of Sebring. ...Team returns at Mosport, running unclassified. James teams with Edward Santrom and finishes what would have been 17th overall and ninth in the GT class.
Made only one start in 2010 at Petit Le Mans, debuting the Panoz Abruzzi.
Made ten starts in the No. 21 Panoz Esperante GTLM for Panoz Team PTG in GT2 with three podium finishes; Finished fifth in class with Dominick Farnbacher while running on E10. ... At Sebring, joined Farnbacher in Panoz Team PTG Panoz Esperante GTLM. Entry scored well-earned podium in strong run throughout. Involved in contact with Flying Lizard Porsche but emerged unscathed. ... At St. Petersburg, drove opening stint in second straight class podium finish. Advanced from sixth place at start. ... At Long Beach, saw podium streak come to end with sixth-place finish. Entry started at back of grid after pitlane contact with GT1 Corvette knocked off rear diffuser and bodywork just prior to qualifying. ... At Utah, in podium contention again, finished in fourth place in class. ... At Lime Rock, placed sixth with Farnbacher in Panoz entry that struggled around short and tight circuit. ... At Mid-Ohio, started race ninth in class and finished seventh in the No. 21 Panoz. Drove back from mid-race off with minimal damage. ... At Road America, started 17th overall and, due to early contact with fellow GT2 runner, finished 24th overall and 11th in class. ... At Mosport, finished with a strong sixth place GT2 finish with Farnbacher. ... At Petit Le Mans, started eighth and finished ninth in Panoz Esperante during rain-shortened event. ... At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, started seventh and finished fourth in class in Panoz Esperante GTLM-Ford with Farnbacher. Worked with Tom Nastasi in development of Dodge Challenge for KONI Sports Car Challenge Grand Sport class, and made one start in car - at Daytona International Speedway, where he finished 26th.
Only start was fifth-place class finish in debut for Tafel Racing in GT2. Drove Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with Dominik Farnbacher/Jim Tafel. Won twice in six KONI Sports Car Challenge Grand Sport starts - at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Iowa Speedway.
Made two starts for BMW Team PTG. ... Retired after 197 laps in BMW M3 with Bill Auberlen/Joey Hand. ... Finished ninth at Petit Le Mans with Bryan Sellers/Joey Hand. Started nine of 10 KONI GS races with best finish of fifth at Daytona International Speedway.
Won the only Series race he entered, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for the second straight year with Miracle. ... Teamed with Chris McMurry/Jeff Bucknum for convincing victory. ... James had entered the week without a ride, but replaced team owner John Macaluso. Finished fifth in KONI GS points, bookending season with wins at Daytona and Virginia International Raceway and taking seven top 10s in 10 starts.
Teamed with Mike Borkowski/John Macaluso to win the 12 Hours of Sebring in Miracle`s Lola B2K/40/Nissan. ... Partnered with James Gue for third-place podium result at Mid-Ohio. ... He/Gue then won at Lime Rock, finishing 12th among all starters. ... Took second place at Infineon, sixth overall, trailing P2 winners Clint Field/Jon Field/Robin Liddell. ... Finished second in class at Portland at Mosport, then won at Road America, trailing only two prototype machines and Corvette GTS entries in first race in new Courage C-65 chassis. ... Started at Petit Le Mans, but retired from competition after 128 laps due to mechanical failures. ... Same woes forced a similar dropout at season-ending Laguna Seca day-night race. Garnered ninth in KONI ST points with class win at Mont-Tremblant.
Raced just one time, at 12 Hours of Sebring, with Patrick Roussel/Allan Ziegelmann in Norma M-2000-2/Ford, dropping out after only 71 laps. Finished eighth in KONI ST I point standings with class victory at Homestead.
Raced twice, with a seventh place showing at 12 Hours of Sebring.
Other Racing History
2008: Earned ninth in Rolex Series Daytona Prototype point standings with first career victory at Miller Motorsports Park, three top fives and 10 top 10s. 2007: Grabbed 10th in Rolex Series Daytona Prototype driver standings after scoring 11 top-10 finishes, including two fourths, with Michael Shank Racing. 2006: Made eight Rolex Series GT starts, with best finishes of third in two races. 2005: Made 12 Rolex Series GT starts, posting class win at Mont-Tremblant, and adding three podium finishes. 2004: Finished fourth in Rolex Series GT standings with six podiums. 2003: Made one Rolex Series start, finishing 13th in GT class and 31st overall. 2002: Made four Rolex Series starts, two each in SRP and GT. Earned best result of third in SRP at Homestead. 2001: Made three Rolex Series starts, two in GT and one in SRP, picking up a best result of fifth.
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Billy Johnson returned to Roush Performance with co-driver Jack Roush Jr. in the No. 61 Ford Mustang Boss 302R in 2013. Johnson had a unique start to 2012, driving for both Turner Motorsport AND Doran Racing in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Johnson had a strong 2011 season, finishing second in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challege GS class points, and filling in for NASCAR driver Carl Edwards in a Nationwide race at Road America.- See more at: http://www.imsa.com/drivers/billy-johnson#sthash.EK7h5IjZ.dpuf
2012 Finished 12th in GS points. … Won season opener at Daytona and Mid-Ohio with Jack Roush Jr. … Three finishes outside the top 20 – followed by an accident in practice at Mazda Raceway Laguna Sega – hurt Roush Performance team in championship. … Finished season with fifth-place finish with Rum Bum Racing at Lime Rock.
Finished second in GS points. … Won races at Virginia, Watkins Glen and New Jersey among eight podium finishes. … Drove Roush Performance Ford Mustang Boss 302R with Jack Roush Jr.
Finished third in GS points. … Drove Roush Performance Ford Mustang GT with Jack Roush Jr. … Ten races, two wins – Homestead-Miami and New Jersey – and nine top-five finishes. … Fourth in laps led.
Finished eighth in GS points. … Ten races, wins at Homestead-Miami and Miller. … Eight top 10s combined with two different teams.
Finished seventh in GS points. … Ten races, best finish second at New Jersey, four podium finishes. … Finished 77th in ST points. … Three races, best finish sixth at Mid-Ohio.
2007 Finished second in ST points. … Co-drove with Karl Thomson at Compass360 Racing. … Season-high four wins. … Finished 76th in GS points. … Finished sixth in only race at Barber.
Finished 28th in ST points. … Six races, best finish fourth at Mazda Raceway.
Finished 15th in ST points. … Eight races, best finish sixth at Trois-Rivières. … Seven top 10s.
Other Racing History
2012: Finished 26th in GT points. … Best finish second in Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. … Ran five races with Turner Motorsport. … Also made DP debut in Rolex 24, late relief drive in seventh-place Doran Racing Ford/Dallara. 2011: Finished 29th in Rolex Series GT points. … Best finish fourth with Paul Dalla Lana at Montreal. … Three races in Turner Motorsport BMW M3. 2010: Debuted in NASCAR Nationwide Series at Watkins Glen, qualifying ninth and finishing 36th. 2009: Won Redline Time Attack Series Unlimited RWD Championship. 2006: Participated in Rolex 24 At Daytona in Rolex Series GT class. … Four consecutive wins (three in class) and an overall win at Mazda Raceway in Time Attack Series. … Competed in one SCCA World Challenge race. 2005: Finished 19th in Rolex Series GT race at Virginia. … One Star Mazda Pro Series races, finishing in top 10. … Finished in top 10 in class at 25 Hours of Thunderhill. 2004: Finished fifth in Formula BMW USA Series points, driving for Team PTG, and was named series’ Sports of the Year. … Won two Skip Barber Western Region races. 2003: Was Red Bull Driver Search Stage 3 Semifinalist. … Won National and Regional shifter kart titles. 2002: Two regional karting championships.