Date of Birth: October 10, 1986
Residence: Wellington, FL
Race Team: Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK
Billy Johnson made his racing debut in 2000 at the age of 13 racing go-karts. The half-Japanese 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 for the inaugural season of the Formula BMW USA championship. Billy Finished 5th in the 2004 Formula BMW championship and received the Sportsman of the Year award.
Co-driving with Scott Maxwell, Billy won the 2016 IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge GS title in the #15 Multimatic Motorsports Shelby GT350R-C, and earned his first FIA World Endurance Championship start and points finishes in the same year, earning points in the #66 Ford GT with Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla.
Billy is a graduate from Cal State University, Fullerton with a degree in Business Administration.
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