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: Lucas Ordonez, Alex Brundle and Martin Brundle

From left: Lucas Ordonez, Alex Brundle and Martin Brundle

GT Academy 2012 National Finals at Comic-Con

GT Academy 2012 National Finals at Comic-Con

GT Academy 2012 National Finals at Comic-Con

GT Academy 2012 National Finals at Comic-Con

Racer X Shuffles GT Academy Finalists

Racer X Shuffles GT Academy Finalists

Racer X Shuffles GT Academy Finalists

Racer X Shuffles GT Academy Finalists

Racer X Shuffles GT Academy Finalists

Racer X Shuffles GT Academy Finalists

Racer X Shuffles GT Academy Finalists

Racer X Shuffles GT Academy Finalists

Racer X Shuffles GT Academy Finalists

Racer X Shuffles GT Academy Finalists

Busy Time Ahead for Lucas Ordenez

Busy Time Ahead for Lucas Ordenez

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

Virtual Racers Go for Pro in the Second GT Academy National Finals Event

British GT at Brands Hatch

British GT at Brands Hatch

British GT at Brands Hatch

British GT at Brands Hatch

GT Academy Champ Heitkotter Takes Big Leap

GT Academy Champ Heitkotter Takes Big Leap