GT Academy 2012 U.S. Champion to be Revealed Thursday on Spike TV, Join Our Live Twitter Viewing Party with Nissan

December 3rd, 2012 by Jordan Greer

The 2012 U.S. GT Academy champion is about to be revealed, this coming Thursday, December 6, as the finale of the reality TV show airs at 11:30pm EST/PST and 10:30 CST on Spike TV.

To help celebrate, GTPlanet is co-hosting another live Twitter viewing party with Nissan during the show with – once again – over $500 in prizes up for grabs to all eligible participants.

The grand prize includes a Logitech Driving Force GT with BigBoy Xlerator Wheel Stand; to win, just tune into the show and tweet post a tweet containing the #GTAcademy hashtag sometime between 11:00pm ET and 12:30am ET on the night of Dec. 6th.

Nissan GT-R hooded jackets, copies of Gran Turismo 5, and a $40 PlayStation Network gift card will also be awarded to winners of our Twitter trivia questions, which we’ll be posting via our @NissanNews and @GTPlanetNews Twitter accounts during the show.

Remember, you must be over 13 and a resident of the United States to win; read over the official contest rules for more information. Thanks, as always, to Nissan for sponsoring this competition and compensating GTPlanet for its involvement in this event.

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  1. Dec. 5, 5:17am

    I don’t understand, GTPlanet has a pretty good European following yet still only US entrants? :( This makes me a sad bunny!

    • Dec. 5, 5:17am

      Never mind, just found a previous post, still sucks but oh well! Good luck to the rest of you who participate!

  2. Dec. 4, 5:12pm

    Created a twitter just for this. Hopefully Lady Luck is on my side Thursday night!

  3. Dec. 4, 3:46am

    I know who :)

    • Dec. 4, 12:33pm

      I bet you do. Do they race with us on Sunday?

  4. Dec. 3, 9:52pm

    I hope they have an actual race in the final episode. These challenges they do are fun and all, but let’s see what they can do in a situation with the other drivers all around them…you know, an actual race.

    • Dec. 3, 10:17pm

      That’s the very last thing they do I believe. The winner of the race wins GT Academy.

  5. Dec. 3, 8:51pm

    I know who didn’t win. I personally know one of the people on the show.

  6. Dec. 3, 8:46pm

    I have a feeling it will be Jett or Nick Barbato..

    • Dec. 4, 10:57pm

      Thanks for the support Mitch!

  7. Dec. 3, 8:31pm

    Why it’s needed to be a resident in the US? I want the prizes and can’t compete for them because I live in another country.. I don’t find that fair, but what can we do..

    • Dec. 3, 8:34pm

      Well it is for the US GT Academy and idk if Spike is an international station?

    • Dec. 3, 9:47pm

      Unfortunately, every country has different rules, regulations, and laws governing competitions and giveaways; that’s why every one that you see will be limited to residents of a particular nation.

  8. Dec. 3, 8:22pm

    Any bets?? My GT5 money is on Jett!

    • Dec. 3, 9:52pm


    • Dec. 4, 6:02am

      I’d like to join in on the betting please.. ;)

    • Dec. 4, 9:00am

      Nick, Eric, and Jett are the best drivers.

    • Dec. 4, 10:58pm

      Thanks for the support Jeremiah. What’s up Jav/Doodle/Rees! :)

    • Dec. 4, 11:19pm

      I think you should have gotten more credit for taking a risk with the foam cutout challenge.

    • Dec. 5, 9:25am

      I’m going with Nick all the way.
      Really looking forward to seeing the guys race for real. A 1 on 1 race between Nick and Jett for the win would be epic!
      It’s about time we found out who won, the secret business must be killing the competitors.

    • Dec. 5, 1:24pm

      Reese you can’t bet! You were in Silverstone! lol

    • Dec. 5, 4:16pm

      I couldn’t believe how much they struggled with your name, Nick. So is it really “Bar-bay-toe” or “Bar-bah-toe”?

    • Dec. 5, 10:50pm

      Haha :)

      Jeremiah – thanks man, I really appreciate words coming from guys like you. It let’s me know that there are intelligent people out there that can see through the TV-Drama and look at the real data in the times. :) Hey, I went for it and was fully committed in the corner at the limit of traction, there was no adjusting my trajectory enough to make it through the gate once I realized my plan of attack was not inside of it; just turns out the gate wasn’t where I placed the car :D. I guess my thought was “it’s just a foam gate, that’s softer than the cones I go around at autocrosses!” and wasn’t going to get a little thing like that stop me from dropping the hammer and setting the pace. In retrospect, it turns out the judges weren’t looking for that and wanted more conservative, but I don’t regret it one bit, it’s who I am and I’m proud of that. And proud to rep Gtplanet, and guys like you. Cheers.

      Hydro – Thanks for your faith in me man, it’s appreciated :tup:

      Rees- How’s the baby? :)

      Jordan – Yeah, I was like WTF mate?! :) It’s “Bar-Bay-Toe.” My biological father was Italian.

    • Dec. 6, 4:35am

      @ Gumball – Doh! Gonna let a little thing like that not allow me to bet =)

    • Dec. 6, 4:37am

      @Bar – Bay – Toe .. Baby is great!! The wife and I are tired though. more waaaa, waaaa, waaaa, than zzzzzzzz.

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