Having your dreams go from virtual-to-reality is what the Nissan GT Academy is all about. And, for Wisconsin native Nic Hamman his dreams of becoming a professional racer have come true.
He was the GT Academy Season 4 Champion and dominated the competition right from the start. In the first episode, the 12 competitors were put through an intense physical race, and Hamman finished long before any of the other racers. From there, Hamman’s performance never waned.
In the season finale, Hamman raced against the remaining three other contestants in an eight-lap race. He finished a full eight seconds ahead of the pack.
“It takes a lot of money to do any kind of professional racing,” said Hamman, in a statement. “What GT Academy and Nissan have done is give someone a shot at racing top-notch racing cars with professional mechanics and pit support without the financial windfall that kind of thing requires. I am so grateful to be able to do this, and I can’t wait to get to my first professional race in January.”
Hamman grew up with a love of motorsports and spent much of his childhood racing go karts and even won his fair share of races and local karting titles.
Here at Bates Nissan, we are excited to see how Hamman will perform as a professional Nissan racer. He will be racing with previous GT Academy winners in the Dubai 24 Hours on January 8-10.