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.
Doran Racing has been a strong contender throughout the 2014 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) season, a series of 12 races that began in late January and will come to a close Friday at Road Atlanta's 2.54-mile, 12-turn road course.
A race that looked like a complete disaster for Nissan after five minutes turned out far better than anyone expected at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas Friday. The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) featured two spectacular crashes involving the Doran Racing #14 370Z NISMO of Brad Jaeger and Tim Bell’s #28 Bell Racing 370Z NISMO before the completion of one lap.
Doran Racing's Nissan NISMO 370Z was fifth and fourth in the first two practice sessions and it qualified 11th Thursday in IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge action at the Circuit of the Americas.
The Skullcandy/Nissan team saw both ends of the racing pendulum at their home track (Miller Raceway Park) during the Pirelli World Challenge Finale Weekend sponsored by Nissan. Regardless of the results, it was a strong season finish for the Salt Lake City-based team.
A specially wrapped 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO will serve as the official Safety Car at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas during the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) race on Friday, September 19.