Nissan’s U.S.-based pro road racing teams had a weekend to remember at Road America (WI) and Watkins Glen (NY), taking three class wins and standing on a podium seven times overall. It was a stunning achievement, with all three racing teams taking home hardware on a single weekend.
Rain played a big role in Saturday's Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) race at Watkins Glen International, but in the end Doran Racing's #14 Nissan 370Z driven by Brad Jaeger and B.J. Zacharias posted its second consecutive podium finish both in the series and in this race.
Nissan’s U.S.–based professional road racing teams have a rare twin bill this weekend, as both the Pirelli World Challenge series and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge visit two of America’s prettiest and most challenging road racing circuits in North America.
The #14 Doran Racing/GT Academy 370Z NISMO of Brad Jaeger and BJ Zacharias earned its first podium finish of 2015 this weekend at the third round of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca in Monterey, but series veteran and race finisher B.J. Zacharias thinks the team had a good shot at a win at the scenic 2.238-mile road course on the Pacific coast.
The Doran Racing/GT Academy 370Z NISMOs placed fifth and sixth behind three dominant Camaro Z28s and a Porsche 911 after two and a half hours of racing at the 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway in south central Florida.
NISMO athlete and 2011 Nissan GT Academy champion Bryan Heitkotter was looking for a solid start to the 2015 season. With a new co-driver in his first American race and a new car at the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway course, however, he wasn’t sure how it would all turn out.
Nissan GT Academy’s 2013 North American Champion Nickolas McMillen celebrated his 22nd birthday doing his favorite thing: pushing a race car to its limit at Daytona International Speedway during qualifying for Friday’s BMW 200 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) race.
Just two weeks after taking a terrifying ride into a tire wall at 136 mph at Circuit of the Americas, Tim Bell was only seconds away from an improbable podium finish with his backup car and new co-driver Bryan Ortiz at the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) finale at Road Atlanta.