A.M. Performance’s 2011 NISMO 370Z’s at Laguna Seca

Superbly balanced right out of the box, Nissan’s track prepped NISMO 370Z makes an ideal platform for today’s modern GT racer or performance enthusiast…a point made all the more evident by people like the folks at A.M. Performance with their dueling NISMO 370Z competition race cars…

The Scotts Valley, CA based team, which is quickly becoming a fan favorite, runs the only two Nissan entries in the CTSCC field.

Taking the green flag for the third time in the 2011 CTSCC season, in the #04 Nismo 370Z was Mike Sweeney who started from the 22nd position on the grid.  Sweeney, who alongside with co-driver Thomas Merrill is an instructor at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, had an action packed start to the race but managed to survive the carnage and started working his way up the field during the first laps of the race.  Following the same strategy as the sister car, Sweeney ran as high as sixth until Lap 41 when he handed the controls over to Merrill.  What looked to be a promising day for the white and red car ended up in disappointment, as Merrill had to retire from the race with a mechanical failure ending the day early for the #04 car.