Billy Johnson is an accomplished racecar driver who has competed in a variety of classes, including the Grand-Am Rolex series, Grand Am Koni Challenge, SPEED World Challenge, Formula Star Mazda Pro and Formula BMW open wheel series. He is perhaps best known though as the driver of the FX Motorsports Development / Yokohama / Cricket Wireless Acura NSX racecar in the popular Redline Time Attack series. In 2009, Billy dominated the Redline Time Attack series, taking the overall win in 5 of the 8 races and securing the Unlimited Class RWD (rear wheel drive) championship. At the young age of 23, Billy has already made a name for himself in the industry and we expect to see him further develop his skills and his career in the future!
This week, Billy was finally able to take a break from his busy schedule (he recently competed in the last round of the Redline Time Attack at Auto Club Speedway and will be heading up to Northern California for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill this weekend) and decided to visit our K1 Speed Anaheim indoor karting center in Orange County, California for a bit of fun! Our Anaheim track features both slow speed technical corners and a long back straightaway with a high speed braking zone, and can be tricky to master for even veteran K1 racers, but Billy quickly went to work dissecting the course! On his second run of the day, Billy ran a 29.71 second lap time, which was good enough for a spot at the top of our Top Times of the Week leaderboard! Everyone at K1 Speed was impressed with Billy's skills behind the wheel and his ability to quickly adapt to our electric karts; being able to run one of the fastest times of the week in only his second time in the kart is a good illustration of his natural racing abilities.
It was a pleasure having Billy Johnson stop by our indoor go kart track and we hope to see him again soon! If you would like to beat Billy's lap time of 29.71 seconds around our current track configuration, stop by K1 Speed Anaheim and see for yourself if you have what it takes to compete against a professional racecar driver!
This article originally appeared here:http://www.k1speed.com/blog/racecar-driver-billy-johnson-k1-speed-anaheim-1103.html