Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) will cap off its search for racing drivers in a final Live Event slated this weekend, August 27 to 28, at the SM Aura activity center. The event will be the last chance for all aspiring participants to square off with the best racing times and get a ticket to a professional racing career. “The second season of the Nissan GT Academy continues to grow, with over 21,000 participants that registered this year,” said SJ Huh, NPI’s General Manager for Marketing. “With 15 Live Events held in 7 key cities in Metro Manila and provincial areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, we at Nissan have given more Filipino gamers access in realizing their dreams of making it as a racing driver. By giving Filipinos easier access to racing through the Nissan GT Academy, we are helping steer the development of motor sports in the country.” “We are urging everyone who is serious about accelerating their chances of becoming a professional racer to join us in our last Live Event for this season,” Huh emphasized. “By competing in this event, they can have a chance of getting into the Top 20.” Adding excitement to the final recruitment is the Nissan GT Academy Celebrity Challenge, where two of the country’s top young athletes go toe-to-toe against each other’s team in a battle of driving skills in the virtual pods. Former De La Salle University Green Archer big man Arnold Van Opstal will be leading members of the media in Team Green as they go up against former Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagle Von Pessumal and his team of media practitioners in Team Blue. More details on the Nissan GT Academy are available on nissan.ph/gtacademy and the Nissan Philippines Facebook page at facebook.com/NissanPhilippinesInc.