GT Academy USA’s Top 16 Finalists Progress to Silverstone

March 24th, 2011 by Jordan Greer

The top 16 drivers among the 50,000 participants in GT Academy USA 2011 have now earned their place in the Silverstone boot camp! The last few rounds of heated competition went down in Orlando on Wednesday, and GTPlanet correspondent grafpt was on hand for all the action. Here’s the finalists, grouped by region:

  • Dr_3Wide_Skills (Christopher Roberts) – Northeast
  • FixByWire (Andre Gomes) – Northeast
  • Z06Fun (Christopher Morton) – Northeast
  • Appalachian_Kris (Kris Norris) – Northeast
  • Gar529 (Gregory Russell) – Northeast
  • BlindSideFive0 (Nick Fontana) – Northeast
  • GTZf_CudaMan (Bryan Heitkotter) – West
  • R1600Turbo (Jason Miller) – West
  • Doctor_ILL (Phillip Arscott) – West
  • GTP_TheCheef (Sean Johnston) – West
  • SpecMiata-JSW (John Wilding) – Southeast
  • ZeroLM (Rich Pratt) – Southeast
  • Glenn_McGee (Glenn McGee Howle) – Southeast
  • SebaF1 (Jose Cedeno) – Southeast
  • ConMan_Skills (Connor Clifford) – Midwest
  • Choate51 (Steve Driscoll) – Midwest

As you can see, each region is represented in the top 16 – though the Northeast ultimately came out on top with six of the eight finalists from the area moving forward. The West and Southeast regions both have four drivers moving forward, along with two from the Midwest.

A huge congratulations goes out to everyone involved! This is an outstanding accomplishment, and I’m very proud to say nearly all of the competitors call the GTPlanet community home. Join the festivities in our GT Academy USA forum, and stay tuned for more coverage on the next round of the competition…

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  1. Mar. 24, 11:23pm

    damn,i should be there >.< … My moneys on Glenn Mcgee :)

  2. Mar. 24, 8:06pm

    Congrats, Choate51! Make us GTO owners proud!

  3. Mar. 24, 3:55pm

    Congrats to Team_Skills members, Dr_3wide_Skills,Conman_Skills!!!! And congrats to all the finalist!!!!

  4. Mar. 24, 3:29pm

    Congratulations to all. A job well done and a spot well deserved.

  5. Mar. 24, 11:22am

    Congrats to the finalists. I’ll bet they’re having the time of their life.

  6. Mar. 24, 8:47am

    Congratulations to everybody who made into the final. Well done! I know the GT Academy was a big mess this time around with the cancellations, track changes, blatant cheating, etc. But the fact is, cream rises to the top. And NONE of the finalist got there without merit.

    At this point, win or lose, all of should be proud of this accomplishment and enjoy the remainder of the experience.

  7. Mar. 24, 8:08am

    Heitkotter! I’ll be damned, cool. :)

  8. Mar. 24, 7:02am

    Great news, Jordy… could you tag them in the picture? I do not know who is who :\

  9. Mar. 24, 5:35am

    Great job! Can’t wait to see the winner on the Speed Channel.

  10. Mar. 24, 2:22am

    good luck…
    Thak you Jordan, for giving us the hot news always;)!

    • Mar. 24, 2:24am

      (thank you)

    • Mar. 25, 8:48pm

      You are all correct. Be original have your own nickname. Don’t be a slave. You can still be ‘cool’ without a stupid prefix.

  11. Mar. 24, 1:46am

    I remember when GTP_ players were on top of the world in GT5P;)

    • Mar. 24, 3:00am

      no one gives a crap anymore about gtp

    • Mar. 24, 3:33am
      oh lord


    • Mar. 24, 8:21am

      Then why are you here neng??

    • Mar. 24, 9:31am

      @ Eggman: FAIL ! He meant that noone gives a crap anymore about GT5 Prologue ….

    • Mar. 24, 3:03pm

      Fair do’s, I’ll admit when I’m wrong. But…gtp does refer to this website, GT5P refers to prologue. Maybe a typo on Nengs part?

    • Mar. 24, 7:09pm

      Or maybe he meant that no one gives a crap about the GTP_ PSN tag anymore..

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