Watch LIVE: Fastest U.S. Gran Turismo Players Race Head-to-Head in PlaySeat Challenge

May 26th, 2014 by Jordan G.

The race is now over – watch the replay above.
Official race results are posted below.

It’s time for one of the biggest online races of the year – the PlaySeat Challenge, hosted by GTPlanet and streamed live on YouTube’s leading car video network, GT Channel!

The fastest Gran Turismo players in the United States will be racing head-to-head in an 18-lap race around the classic Apricot Hill circuit in the Nissan 370Z, with over $1,500 in prizes on the line:


Each podium finisher will also take home a digital copy of GTPEDIA: GTPlanet’s Guide to the World of Gran Turismo.

The live race has been carefully designed by our Weekly Race Series administrators Gravitron and Jump_Ace, who will be acting as today’s race director. Check out our WRS forums for more challenging time trials and online race events, hosted right here on GTPlanet.

Below is a closer look at our competitors. They qualified by being the fastest GTPlanet members in Round 2 of GT Academy 2014, and several have a very good chance of becoming this year’s overall North American GT Academy champion. Good luck, guys!

To the rest of you: enjoy the race!


From: Kansas
Age: 25
Playing GT: 4 years
Favorite Car: RE Amemiya RX-7 GT300
Favorite Track: Nurburgring


ATW_Hero (EpicGonzago)

From: Phoenix, Arizona
Age: 23
Playing GT: 2 years
Favorite Car: Nissan 370Z
Favorite Track: Tsukuba Circuit


From: Florida
Age: 19
Playing GT: 5 years
Favorite Car: Alfa Romeo GIULIA TZ2
Favorite Track: Nurburgring


From: Maine
Age: 37
Playing GT: 15 years
Favorite Car: Mazda RX-7
Favorite Track: Nurburgring GP/F

dgaf95GTP_Importlife (dgaf95integra)

From: Fullerton, California
Age: 27
Playing GT: 2 years
Favorite Car: Nissan GT-R GT3
Favorite Track: Bathurst


From: Illinois
Age: 34
Playing GT: 4 years
Favorite Car: Audi R8
Favorite Track: Nurburgring Nordschleife


From: Georgia
Age: 24
Playing GT: 14 years
Favorite Car: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
Favorite Track: Spa-Francorchamps


From: Charlotte, North Carolina
Age: 30
Playing GT: 4 years
Favorite Car: Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Favorite Track: Matterhorn


From: Durham, North Carolina
Age: 21
Playing GT: 14 years
Favorite Car: Honda NSX-R
Favorite Track: Nurburgring Nordschleife


From: St. Louis, Missouri
Age: 21
Playing GT: 15 years
Favorite Car: BMW Vision GT
Favorite Track: Suzuka


From: Rochester, New York
Age: 43
Playing GT: 15 years
Favorite Car: McLaren F1
Favorite Track: Silverstone / Nurburgring Nordschleife

Official Competition Results

Qualifier Results:

  1. gatordaryl 1:35.560
  2. Adventuruss 1:35.689 +.129
  3. Speeder005 1:35.784 +.224
  4. carracerptp 1:35.789 +.229
  5. redsoxboy80 1:35.849 +.289
  6. z06fun 1:35.909 +.349
  7. msgt-sd 1:36.045 +.485
  8. ATW_Hero 1:36.069 +.509
  9. VindictiveScrub 1:36.140 +.580
  10. GTP_Importlife 1:36.357 +.797
  11. GT_ADAM_US 1:36.948 +1.388

Race Results:

  1. Adventuruss 29:03.973
  2. gatordaryl 29:05.364 +1.391
  3. carracerptp 29:05.714 +1.741
  4. VindictiveScrub 29:11.373 +7.400
  5. Speeder005 29:12.071 +8.098
  6. redsoxboy80 29:12.658 +8.685
  7. GTP_Importlife 29:17.854 +13.881
  8. ATW_Hero 29:20.324 +16.351
  9. msgt-sd 29:22.263 +18.290
  10. z06fun 29:25.931 +21.958
  11. GT_ADAM_US 29:32.446 +28.473

Fastest Lap:

  • carracerptp – 1:35.252

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  1. May. 27, 11:41am

    What car was use as the 370z

  2. May. 26, 11:58pm

    Comfort Tires FTW!!! The RS boys just don’t understand.

  3. May. 26, 9:50pm

    Congrats to Russ! I really enjoyed watching this and glad I could see it live. Seeing as how I always miss actual motorsports on the tele, I’d love to see more of this.

  4. May. 26, 9:38pm

    Hell yeah!!! Kansas represent!! Wichita here…

    • May. 26, 9:48pm

      Manhattan for me.

  5. May. 26, 9:28pm

    Thanks again to GTPlanet and all of the sponsors. This was a lot of fun and was very intense racing. I would hate run this race again … If we ran this race 5 times, I bet the top 3 would redsoxboy, carracerptp and adventuruss in 4 of the 5 races! Congrats to all of the finalists.

    • May. 26, 9:48pm

      Nope, you would be right there too.

    • May. 26, 10:33pm

      It was a real pleasure to see such great talent race so cleanly with real prizes on the line. Should be mandatory watching for anyone wishing to race online in any GT game it was that good. Well done fellas.

  6. May. 26, 8:23pm

    Congratulations Russ!

  7. May. 26, 7:16pm

    Great racing fellas, congrats to the top 3! It was a lot of fun to watch and see some familiar faces out there.

  8. May. 26, 7:13pm

    I was right, it was fun!

  9. May. 26, 7:02pm

    Great race to all, was watching it as I made dinner.

  10. May. 26, 7:02pm

    What an epic race, thanks Jordan. Congratulations to Adventuruss, Gatordaryl and Carracerptp.

  11. May. 26, 6:50pm

    Very well run and marshaled race. Very clean and entertaining to watch.
    Does anyone know what the car setup was?
    Stock with sport hard?

    • May. 26, 6:52pm

      Stock with Comfort Softs

  12. May. 26, 6:49pm

    Great race!

    • May. 26, 6:52pm
      drag lab 101

      Indeed Ameer67.. Adventuruss was looking really good.
      Idk bout everyone else but I could watch these like errrday!
      Congrats & good show fellas!

  13. May. 26, 6:45pm

    That was some great racing!

    • May. 26, 6:47pm


  14. May. 26, 12:14pm

    Good luck. :)

    • May. 26, 1:34pm

      I was wondering why you weren’t there, then I remembered you’re only 17.

    • May. 26, 4:19pm

      I don’t even understand why you have to be 18 for this. So frustrating.

    • May. 26, 6:54pm
      Mini Stiggy

      I would be sending an angry e-mail to someone if I was you doodle.

    • May. 26, 6:58pm

      I believe you must be 18 years old for any type of giveaway. Something related to signing an agreement I’m sure.

  15. May. 26, 11:41am

    I am rooting for you dgaf! Make socal proud! :)

    • May. 26, 12:43pm

      Will try my best!!!!

  16. May. 26, 11:22am

    Now one of those people will have 2 wheels…..

  17. May. 26, 10:24am

    Thanks Jordan, Lucas, Jerome …..:tup:
    Great opportunity for many to grab some goodies and strut their stuff.

    Good luck! participants. May the best of the best blow the doors off this competition.

  18. May. 26, 8:48am

    Can’t wait! Good luck to everyone participating!!!

  19. May. 26, 8:07am

    This will be fun!

    • May. 26, 9:01am

      Good luck Carr…I’ll be watching if my schedule works out!!

    • May. 26, 10:49am


  20. May. 26, 7:02am

    Those are some awesome prizes for a fantastic competition. Big props to GTP for helping put on what will be a great event to watch

    The only thing I don’t like about this event is that I can’t compete myself. Best of luck to all participants!

  21. May. 26, 5:13am

    This is way too cool! I gotta get a proper just to get my picture on these pages. Gotta root for the old guys for now ;) Best of luck to all who qualified. My favs are the ’06 Viper and any configuration of the big Nurburg circuit. Less than 12 hours to go…

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