GT Academy Winner Doherty Finds Silver Lining in Challenging Weekend for Nissan at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio (August 5, 2013) - It was a weekend in need of a silver lining, and in the last race of the weekend Steve Doherty came through. Paired with two established Nissan teams racing in the Pirelli World Challenge Series, 2008 GT Academy Europe Champion Lucas Ordonez and 2012 GT Academy US Champion Doherty were sure to make a splash in rounds 11 and 12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
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Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Road-trippin' Nissan team celebrates with NISMO fans in Texas

Nissan GT-R returns home

Nissan GT-R returns home

Michael Caruso at Pukekohe Park, NZ

Michael Caruso at Pukekohe Park, NZ

Rick Kelly at Pukekohe Park, NZ

Rick Kelly at Pukekohe Park, NZ

Rick Kelly at Pukekohe Park, NZ

Rick Kelly at Pukekohe Park, NZ

Nissan GT Academy champions team up to race Altima

Nissan GT Academy champions team up to race Altima

Steve Doherty

Steve Doherty

Bryan Heitkotter

Bryan Heitkotter

Steve Doherty (left) and Bryan Heitkotter

Steve Doherty (left) and Bryan Heitkotter

Steve Doherty (left) and Bryan Heitkotter

Steve Doherty (left) and Bryan Heitkotter

Is this the best first lap ever?

Is this the best first lap ever?