July 23, 2011 (New Jersey Motorsports Park): Jack Roush Jr. and Billy Johnson combined to score their third Grand Sport victory of the season in the No. 61 ROUSH Performance Ford Mustang Boss 302R this weekend. It was their second consecutive dominant victory at the 2.25-mile, 12-turn Thunderbolt Raceway. Roush started third and took the lead on Lap 15. He led 21 circuits before handing the car over to Johnson, who led the final 14 circuits. A year ago, they combined to lead all but four of the 87 laps.
“Our plan is to go to Mid-Ohio (for the season finale) and win that one as well. We’ll see where the cards fall and if we’re able to get a little bit of luck on our side, we might be able to wrap it up.” – Billy Johnson, No. 61 ROUSH Performance Ford Mustang Boss 302R. ”Crew chief Jeff Campey set the car up back at the shop before we came here, and we didn’t have to change it very much. The car drove great and handled awesome the whole time I was in. The heat wasn’t as bad as I was fearing.” – Jack Roush Jr., No. 61 ROUSH Performance Ford Mustang Boss 302R.
The final race of the 2011 season takes place September 16-17 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. For more information and Continental Tire Series stats, please visit Grand-Am.com.
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