Nissan Motorsport has just completed one of its biggest weekends of 2013. The #NISMObigweekender saw the launch of the 2014 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 Super GT car in Japan and the Super GT debut of the original GT Academy winner, Lucas Ordonez.
2012 GT Academy Winner Steve Doherty joins the Skullcandy Nissan Altima team and Patricio Jourdain in the #34 car for the SFP Grand Prix in Kansas City, Kansas this weekend. Doherty won the second NISSAN GT Academy US competition in 2012, beating out an intensely competitive field of more than 400,000 online gamers and the final 16 on track in NISSAN's popular reality TV series.
At the end of the day on Saturday, having the fastest car on the track and the weekend's two fastest drivers wasn't quite enough to win the fuel strategy battle at the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) race at Road America, but it sure was close.
NISMO Global Exchange driver Lucas Ordonez had a most auspicious inauguration to his Japanese racing career when he scored the fifth quickest time in class on the second day of the SUPER GT test at Suzuka Circuit on July 19-20.