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Old 02-16-2006, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Nissan Skyline GT-R to compete in SCCA Speed World Challenge GT

Nissan Skyline GT-R to make North American Road Racing Championship debut in SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT

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MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- Bringing the Nissan Skyline GT-R to a North American road racing series for the first time ever, AutomotiveForums.com has announced its entry into the 2006 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship.

The team, based in the Los Angeles area, is preparing to make its debut March 15-17 at Sebring International Raceway, in Sebring, Fla., where SPEED World Challenge will begin its 17th season.

The Skyline GT-R is a front-engine, all-wheel drive, two-door coupe, and with deep technical support from Skyline GT-R teams from both Japan and around the world, the AutomotiveForums.com team expects to be competitive right out of the box.

“We are excited to have an opportunity to finally campaign the GT-R, a car with rich Japanese motorsports history, stateside against the likes of the Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette and Porsche 911,” Crew Chief Sean Morris said. “We have been working toward this goal for quite some time.”

Making his SPEED World Challenge GT debut along with the car, Igor Sushko, 20, will pilot the GT-R.

And though another driver has not yet been announced, the AutomotiveForums.com team has reserved two numbers, 69 and 70, with plans of adding a second GT-R to the roster later in the season.

The 2006 SPEED World Challenge GT schedule could not be more perfect, giving the team an opportunity to contend at a variety of circuits and street course venues across the country alongside the American Le Mans Series, Indy Racing League, Champ Car, and NASCAR Nextel Cup.

“As the product planner of the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34, this car and its heritage have a paramount place in my heart,” Hiroshi Tamura said. “I am very excited to finally see the GT-R compete in a United States championship series.

“I am fully confident in Igor and his team's ability to make the GT-R community around the world proud and we wish them good luck.”

Associate and technical sponsors for this effort include Rays Engineering, Mackin Industries, Tilton Engineering and Brembo, with further support to be announced shortly.

Launched in November of 2000, AutomotiveForums.com is today a leader in connecting the auto enthusiasts via the Internet. Currently, more than 435,000 members enjoy AutomotiveForums, with 500 new users signing up daily.
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:16 PM   #2
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Is the steering wheel staying on the right side? I figure it doesn't make much of a difference for racing, but just thought it would be interesting to see LHD and RHD cars racing side-by-side with the drivers right next to each other.
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:31 PM   #3
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Is the steering wheel staying on the right side? I figure it doesn't make much of a difference for racing, but just thought it would be interesting to see LHD and RHD cars racing side-by-side with the drivers right next to each other.
Yes.

It should make driver-to-driver hand signaling real visible.
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:43 PM   #4
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i cant wait.
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:55 PM   #5
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skylines go VRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM!
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:08 PM   #6
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skylines go VRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM!
Actually it's more like a PSSSSSTTTTHTTT <airplane taking offf>

Here's listen to to this.

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Old 02-16-2006, 05:10 PM   #7
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Can't wait! I wish Igor, Sean, Victor and Merrit much luck.
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:11 PM   #8
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I have been hoping to see this, and the new GT-R to compete as well
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:13 PM   #9
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im 21 where do i sign up to be a driver at?
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:19 PM   #10
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im 21 where do i sign up to be a driver at?
Fill out the SCCA membership form and check the box labeled:

"Provide fully sponsored World Challenge ride for 2006 season", and under the "car types" check the "Nissan Skyline GT-R" box.

... and you're in. Helmet, gloves and driver's suit are provided, so no worries.
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:22 PM   #11
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Finally.. this overhyped thing will get some side-by-side comparison with US market cars.
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:23 PM   #12
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It will be interesting considering the GM, Dodge and Porsche are bringing some rather big guns to the fight this season.
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:32 PM   #13
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I thought the car had to be a production car no more than 3 years old?
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:36 PM   #14
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too bad it will be basically a rookie driver for the GT-R
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and a team formed from a forum not unlike this one.

It is interesting because this car is actually a Super Taikyu prepared car, and has raced in the Nurburgring 24hrs. Im certain that this car is prepared well for endurance racing and in the right hands could be devastating, but Speed GT is so competitive and sprint racing is far from endurance racing. I think there's gonna be alot of people saying, "look at how over hyped the Skyline is" after seeing it race this season, but I think that their results will be due to experience rather than a bad car.
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Old 02-16-2006, 09:15 PM   #16
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SWEET!! I can't wait
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I thought the car had to be a production car no more than 3 years old?

I think Nissan's release of the Nismo R-tune qualified the car.
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It's in every grammar publication.
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:17 AM   #19
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It will be nice to see them do well
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I wonder if the new GT-R will go straight to GT.
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Wouldn't be biased, would you?
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I wonder if the new GT-R will go straight to GT.
Check the title. It is classe in World Challenge GT category. I wouldn't be so sure it will destroy the competition. Those cars are very highly prepped and with the top drivers in the most sorted cars the GTR team will have their work cut out for them in 2006.
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I may be completely wrong, but isn't this the same car/team that was on "Redline TV" or some show featuring a time attack--and got schooled by a fwd (admittedly very well prep'd) Cobalt?
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