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.
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.
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