The race will be re-broadcast on SPEED at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 14. Viewers will get to watch the race unfold as the 370Z rockets past Camaros, Mustangs, Aston Martins, BMWs and Porsches during an epic -- and ultimately frustrating -- effort at The Glen.
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BJ Zacharias qualified the car third fastest out of 58, started the race, ran well and stayed consistently in a lead pack that separated from the field at the 3.4-mile Watkins Glen road course. The car was running strong when Zacharias pulled into the pits for a driver change a little before halfway, turning the car over to Pirelli World Challenge veteran Mike Skeen. But the car had a problem restarting, and Skeen came out back in 21st position.
Skeen began moving up quickly, and by lap 33 he powered into the lead. Within just three laps Skeen had opened up a huge lead of almost 8.6 seconds, and the Nissan 370Z was dominant.
Then disaster struck. After making a quick fuel stop on lap 38, Skeen was accelerating out of the pits onto the track when a slower ST class car that had spun in turn six abruptly pulled into his path, crashing him hard and out of the race. It was a huge disappointment for the Doran team and its two drivers. Skeen was checked out and released from the field medical center.
The next race for the Doran Racing 370Z is July 27 at Indianapolis, and the team will be challenged to get the car back in racing condition after the crash.
VIDEO Nissan Motorsports Doran Racing 370Z Epic Run to the Front to be Re-broadcast on SPEED on July 14