Yokohama captures Redline Time Attack Race Championship
Billy Johnson and the FXMD Team did what
they do best: win. The Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored race team and
driver have dominated the Redline Time Attack all year long and they did
it again at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California during the season
finale, November 14-15, capturing the overall series championship.
Yokohama drivers also took three other first-place finishes at Fontana,
as well as a second, highlighting the company's ADVAN A005 and new
ADVAN Neova AD08 tires.
The Redline Time Attack series, which features purpose-built
600-horsepower race cars and highly tuned street-legal vehicles, awards
points and names winners based on which driver achieves the fastest lap
time during competition.
Winners in Yokohama Tire-shod cars included:
• Billy Johnson, Unlimited RWD Class, FX Motorsports Acura NSX (on
Yokohama ADVAN A005 slicks), took first place and won the class
championship with a time of 1:36.103. Johnson's victory also earned him
the overall series title.
• Jeremy Toye, Street AWD Class, Reese Tuning/Robispec Mitsubishi Evo X
(on Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08s), 1:47.050, beat second-place driver
Stephen Ruiz (also on Yokohama AD08s) in the StopTech/AMS Performance
Mitsubishi Evo X, 1:49.868. Toye's win netted him the AWD West
• Clint Boisdeau, Street FWD Class, FocusSport Focus (on Yokohama AD08
tires) took first with a time of 1:56.844
• Dez Ballard, Stock-FWD Class, ABF Performance/Gruppe-S Mini Cooper
(on Yokohama AD08 tires), won with a time of 1:59.595
"Chalk up another series championship for Yokohama and ADVAN tires,"
said Mark Chung, Yokohama director, corporate strategy and planning.
"Congratulations to Ken Namimatsu and Mike Angel of FXMD for winning the
Redline Time Attack championship. Driver Billy Johnson dominated like he
did all season and we scored impressive victories in several other
classes, too. What a great way to end a spectacular season."