Almost 1.5 million people downloaded the GT Academy app this year and tested their skills in the online racing demo. The thirty-two most-promising drivers were selected to go to the GT Academy in person, where they’ll compete for a chance to make it to Vegas and ultimately claim the red helmet prize—the symbol given to the GT Academy winner. This year marks the third year of GT Academy USA, and you can watch episodes online at www.nissanusa.com/gtacademyshow.
The combining of auto racing and reality television competition has made for exciting watching over the last few years. Last year, Steve Doherty, a mechanic from Illinois by trade, claimed the top prize and went on to have a successful career in GT Racing, including a top ten finish in the Dubai 24 Hours race.
Who will win this year? There’s only one way to find out. Get online and watch the first couple episodes of Season 3 right now, then follow the show as more and more episodes are released. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to try out for the GT Academy yourself! If you do, make sure to come down and tell us at Nissan of Clinton. We’d love to cheer you on!