The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge held its final race of 2016 today at Road Atlanta, finally deciding a close-fought season championship. The two race winners turned out to be the season champions themselves and came together at the end to smoke some tires.
Spencer Pumpelly had clenched the ST-class championship title for the No. 17 RS1 Porsche Cayman, opting to do some tidy donuts next to Johnson’s elevenses.
In the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C, Billy Johnson drove home to a GS-class championship win after passing championship rival Marc Miller in the No. 33 CJ Wilson Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport on fresher tires with only 13 minutes left in the race.
It’s what Johnson did to finish off those tires after the race that was ridiculously impressive. Johnson started drifting around Road Atlanta’s myriad curves, but occasionally paused to lay down voluminous clouds of tire smoke.
He even stopped to do burnouts alongside the C360R’s Ford.
That Ford is a burnout machine. I mean, it’s clearly a very competitive car in IMSA, but it’s just epic at destroying tires on command.
If either Billy Johnson or teammate Scott Maxwell gets bored in the offseason, I have two words of advice: burnout competition.