This weekend Doran Racing, Tim Bell Racing and other IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) teams return to VIRginia International Raceway (VIR), a 3.27-mile, 18-turn road course and resort in Alton, Virginia that Car and Driver magazine named one of the top six road courses in North America.
In an exciting race that saw two front runners suffer mechanical issues with less than five minutes remaining and two top Camaros slapped with penalties for pit-lane violations, the two Doran Racing Nissans 370Zs persevered and achieved top-10 finishes in Saturday's Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) race at Road America.
The Doran Racing #14 Nissan NISMO 370Z RC driven by Brad Jaeger and B.J. Zacharias started sixth, set the second-fastest race lap and finished a hard-fought fourth Friday afternoon in Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) action on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's road course.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway's brand-new scoring pylon saw its first day of official duty on Thursday, and at the end of the Grand Sport qualifying session for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series (CTSCC) that afternoon its LED lights showed the Doran Racing #14 Nissan NISMO 370Z RC solidly in sixth place, just 0.292 of a second off the pole.
Cincinnati-based Doran Racing continued its string of solid finishes with its best result of the season – a second place finish at the Continental Tire 150 at The Glen at the storied Watkins Glen International circuit in upstate New York. The Doran No. 14 car now has four top 10 finishes and two podiums in the first six rounds of the 2014 CTSC championship season.
After a challenging and often frustrating Memorial Day weekend at Lime Rock, two of the three Nissan teams in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) came back strong at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.
1/24: Daytona International Speedway
3/14: Sebring International Raceway
5/3: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
5/24: Lime Rock Park
6/7: Kansas Speedway
6/28: Watkins Glen International
7/12: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
7/25: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
8/9: Road America
8/23: Virginia International Raceway
9/20: Circuit of The Americas
10/3: Road Atlanta