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Roush Performance wins Grand-am season finale at Lime Rock Park

By - September 29, 2013 – 9:26 amOne Comment | 616 views

Roush Performance Mustang Boss 302R

The No. 61 Roush Performance team has had a rough year in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series. After winning the season opener in Daytona the driver duo of Jack Roush Jr. and Billy Johnson had only one podium and two top ten finishes despite consistently putting down competitive lap times. Thankfully it all came together for this weekend, though, as the team won the season finale at Lime Rock. Johnson completed a pass on the very last lap to give the team the win. It was the 10th career victory for Roush and the 15th for Johnson.

“Lime Rock has always been a special place for me, but I’ve never had great luck here,” Johnson said after the race. “We should have won here two years ago before a backmarker took us out. The last 15-20 minutes were crazy. It all worked out to come down to the last lap or two. Matt raced me hard – but clean – and we were able to make a move around to the outside and hold on to win.”

“I was a real big deal to get this victory,” Roush said. “It’s been a real tough year, and we had a lot of bad luck.”

The Roush Performance team end the 2013 season in 7th place, while Ford finished 4th in the manufacturer standings.

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