GT Academy USA Round 3 Complete, 32 Players Move On

February 28th, 2011 by Jordan Greer

The third and final round of time trials in GT Academy USA finally came to an end Sunday evening after an intense (and thankfully drama-free) week of competition. Only 32 players (the top 8 from each region) remain, all of whom will be now be moving on to Round 4, the “National Finals”, next month.

Once again, I’m very happy to report that many GTPlanet members have made the cut! GTP_timeattack was the fastest GTP_tagged driver, holding the top spot in the West region. Here’s a tentative list of all the finalists (if you’re in this list, connect now with the other top drivers here in our forums).


  1. Gar529 (3:56.700)
  3. FixByWire
  4. Dr_3wide_skills
  5. embriodak
  6. blindsidefive0
  7. Kekambas91m
  8. z06fun


  1. Choate51 (3:56.784)
  2. GTP_CarlPKY
  3. chiefdnd
  4. GoskiOszolom
  5. GTP_potatochip
  6. Jonesy48Jimmie
  7. Conman_Skills
  8. plate88


  1. GTP_timeattack (3:56.877)
  2. gtp99
  3. GTXf_CudaMan
  5. R1600Turbo
  6. GTP_TheCheef
  7. CrymsonEcho
  8. TenhulzenAuto


  1. TX_Driven3 (3:56.939)
  2. Glenn_McGee
  3. L_Harrison
  4. jpe138083
  5. zerolm
  6. RounD
  7. SebaF1
  8. SpecMiata-JSW

User Rod_Sauzer has also put together a few graphs from each region yesterday to provide an interesting visual representation of exactly how quickly the times dropped throughout the week.

On a personal note, as a Round 3 participant myself who gave it my all (but obviously didn’t make the cut), I now have an entirely new appreciation for GT Academy and its competitors. These guys aren’t just the ones who can spend the most time putting in laps – they are a talented and highly skilled group of virtual drivers. As always, it is great to see their talents recognized in such a high-profile competition. Congratulations to all of you!

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  1. Mar. 2, 3:04pm

    Congrats to Dr_3wide_Skills and Conman_Skills!!! Team_Skills FTW!!!!

  2. Mar. 1, 11:27pm

    btw I got a GT Academy 370Z and I won it in B spec :)

  3. Mar. 1, 11:26pm

    hahaha! I hope in GT6, the GT Academy will be worldwide so that the other countries can join like me right here in Canada.

  4. Mar. 1, 4:41pm

    just one question? how do ya get gt academy cars? I participated and did not even get one of them. what’s up with that!

  5. Feb. 28, 5:01pm

    Fix the engine sounds first before moving to the next “GT Academy” Round…

    JK I hope those guys have fun on the next rounds. : )

  6. Feb. 28, 2:57pm

    North East FTW!

  7. Feb. 28, 11:39am

    That is a fairly large difference between the regions, anyone think of a reason for this.

    • Feb. 28, 12:07pm

      Not really THAT big of a difference to start speculations. Lol.

      But how abou we label both the axis on the graph so people actually know what they’re looking at. Just food for thought.

    • Feb. 28, 4:03pm

      I reckon that if it was all together in one competition that different people would of got through.

  8. Feb. 28, 11:14am


  9. Feb. 28, 10:33am

    Congratulations to all who progressed!

    Can’t wait for a worldwide GTA, shame that my country isn’t even officially on PSN:(

    • Feb. 28, 11:34am

      I’m with you, I’m in Mexico and I would like GT Academy to come here. May not be the most popular sport here, but we sure can give good drivers, and Memo Rojas and Sergio Perez are prove of it XD

  10. Feb. 28, 9:50am

    I should have been with them but I am not from USA. So I’ve stoped in this round :'(
    Congratulations to the best drivers

  11. Feb. 28, 9:10am

    Great job, GTP drivers. Great job to all the other drivers, as well!

  12. Feb. 28, 8:01am

    Congratulations to the best drivers of America!

  13. Feb. 28, 7:33am

    Nice analysis

    • Feb. 28, 5:10pm

      Stune, I hope you will be competing in the GT Academy Europe. If you do, I will be rooting for you!

  14. Feb. 28, 4:25am

    Congratulations to all those who qualified, i wish you all good luck. Can’t wait for the next worldwide GT Academy :)

    • Feb. 28, 4:28am

      I specifically congratulate GTP_TheCheef, GTP_timeattack, GTP_potatochip & GTP_CarlPKY, our GT Planet tagged top 5’ers

    • Feb. 28, 6:30am

      Im sure that tagged drivers are not only GTP members out there! Alot of them are in GTP just without GTP tag. Congratulations to all our grant recipients! :)

    • Feb. 28, 5:41pm


  15. Feb. 28, 4:23am

    Congratulations on the GTP members who advanced

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