Nissan GT Academy North America Season 2 Crowns Doherty, Eyes First International Race in January

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2012) - An unemployed 29-year old mechanic from Plainfield, Ill., toppled 15 of North America's fastest virtual racers at the track to win Nissan GT Academy North America Season 2. Steve Doherty won a series of on- and off-track challenges designed to find out which of the top 16 Gran Turismo® virtual racers had what it takes to outdrive and outlast the others to earn a seat in a Nissan race car.
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From left: Host Dhani Jones and judges Boris Said, Danny Sullivan and Rob Barff

From left: Host Dhani Jones and judges Boris Said, Danny Sullivan and Rob Barff

GT Academy Season 3 host Dhani Jones

GT Academy Season 3 host Dhani Jones

Nissan GT Academy Season 3

Nissan GT Academy Season 3

From left: Judges Boris Said, Danny Sullivan and Rob Barff

From left: Judges Boris Said, Danny Sullivan and Rob Barff

Nissan GT Academy Season 3

Nissan GT Academy Season 3

Nissan GT Academy Season 3

Nissan GT Academy Season 3

Nissan GT Academy Season 3

Nissan GT Academy Season 3

GT Academy: Next Level - Episode 1

GT Academy: Next Level - Episode 1

GT Academy's Mega Month

GT Academy's Mega Month

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

GT Academy Champion Peter Pyzera (left) and BASE jumper Dave Barlia

GT Academy Champion Peter Pyzera (left) and BASE jumper Dave Barlia

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

GT Academy Champion Peter Pyzera (left) and BASE jumper Dave Barlia

GT Academy Champion Peter Pyzera (left) and BASE jumper Dave Barlia

2012 Nissan GT Academy Champion Peter Pyzera

2012 Nissan GT Academy Champion Peter Pyzera

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit

NISMO vs. Wingsuit