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Roush Performance Mustang Boss 302R takes Grand-Am victory at Watkins Glen

By - June 3, 2011 – 8:14 pmNo Comment | 1,114 views

Roush Performance Mustang Boss 302R

Roush Performance drivers Billy Johnson and Jack Roush Jr. continued their climb up the Grand-Am GS class standings with their second win of the season earlier today at the Continental Tire 150 at Watkins Glen International. The duo have been a model of consistency this season in their No. 61 Mustang Boss 302R, who have had five consecutive podium finishes since the second race of 2011. Johnson led 30 laps of the race, including the final 19, and managed to hold off the hard-charging Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro through a pair of late race restarts.

“It all comes down to the team. They did amazing pit stops and they just worked so hard over this week,” said Johnson. “The car did not unload in the best handling position. They just worked long, hard nights to get this thing to where it is now. This is dedicated to their hard work, their awesome pit stops and Jack’s phenomenal first stint.”

“On Wednesday night, the guys stayed here until after 2 in the morning working on our car,” said Roush Jr. “It was kind of a nightmare with a number of problems, but the guys just worked and worked. I’m very proud of this team.”

The Multimatic Motorsports team also had a strong showing, despite being given a stop-and-go penalty 17 laps into the race that pushed them back to 43rd place. By lap 30, however, Maxwell had charged back to tenth place, and thanks to a great pit strategy managed to finish in fourth at the checkered flag.

With the win the Roush Performance drivers moves up in the standings to third, 24 points behind the leading Turner Motorsports BMW drivers, while the Multimatic Motorsports drivers closed the gap as well, now trailing the leaders by just 21 points.

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