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.