Sneak Peek: Only One Will Go Pro

  • Season 2
  • Aired 12/06/2012
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In the finale, there can only be one left standing victorious. Who will have the nerves of steel to win the competition and finally fulfill their reams of becoming a pro racecar driver?

>> CAN THE SKILLS LEARNED IN

A VIDEO GAME TRANSFER TO A REAL

RACETRACK?

TO FIND OUT, THE 16 FASTEST

GRAN TURISMO GAMERS WILL FIGHT

FOR THE ULTIMATE PRIZE: THE

PRESTIGIOUS RED HELMET AND A

SHOT AT BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL

RACE CAR DRIVER FOR NISSAN.

[Dead Sara's Weatherman]

>> ♪ SO GO FOR THE KILL

♪ 'CAUSE NO ONE ELSE CARES

>> AS THE GAMERS CLASH IN

MOTORSPORT CHALLENGES ON AND

OFF THE TRACK, SOME OF AUTO

RACING'S TOP NAMES JUDGE

THE ACTION TO DECIDE WHO STAYS

AND WHO GOES HOME.

VICTORY IS ANYONE'S.

>> WHOO!

>> ♪ SO GO FOR THE KILL

♪ 'CAUSE NO ONE ELSE CARES

>> HE'S SIDEWAYS.

HE'S SIDEWAYS.

>> ♪ GO FOR THE KILL

>> ALL RIGHT, LISTEN UP.

THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF A TWIST.

MAT CRESCI AND STEVE DOHERTY

HAVE THE TWO LOWEST SCORES IN

THE THIRD BENCHMARK CHALLENGE.

>> GREEN, GREEN, GREEN.

>> SENDING THEM INTO A SUDDEN

DEATH DOGFIGHT TO DETERMINE

WHO WILL BE ELIMINATED.

STARTING AT OPPOSITE ENDS OF

THE TRACK, THEY WILL PERFORM

FOUR LAPS.

FASTEST TIME WINS, SLOWEST TIME

GOES HOME.

>> SO RIGHT NOW, CRESCI'S WAY

AHEAD, WAY AHEAD.

>> THERE'S A LOT OF PRESSURE.

WINNER TAKES ALL.

>> YEAH, THE DOGFIGHT WAS A HUGE

SIGH OF RELIEF, 'CAUSE AT LEAST

I HAD A FIGHTING CHANGE AND

WOULDN'T JUST BE GOING HOME.

>> I KNEW RIGHT AWAY I HAD TO

STAY CALM, NOT LET ANYTHING GET

TO ME.

THE CALMER YOU ARE, THE BETTER

YOU'LL PERFORM.

[suspenseful music]

[car doors close]

>> GUYS, STEP TO THE FRONT OF

YOUR CARS.

YOU GUYS KNEW THE DEAL GOING

INTO THE DOGFIGHT.

WINNER TAKES ALL.

STEVE...

CONGRATULATIONS.

MATT...

PLEASE PACK YOUR BAGS, TURN IN

YOUR HELMET.

YOUR RACE FROM VIRTUAL TO

REALITY ENDS HERE.

>> THANK YOU.

GOOD RACE.

>> HEY, GOOD TRY, MAN.

YOU CAME A LONG WAY.

>> YEAH, YOU DID A GREAT JOB.

>> MATT WAS A SURPRISE TO ME,

BECAUSE IN EVERYTHING OTHER

THAN THE BENCHMARK CHALLENGES,

FOR ME, HE'S BEEN REALLY GOOD.

I MEAN, ON THE BRAKING, HE WAS

PHENOMENAL.

WITH THE TRUCK, HE WAS

PHENOMENAL.

CAR CONTROL, HE WAS PHENOMENAL.

BUT HE NEVER PUT IT TOGETHER

WHEN IT COUNTED ON A RACETRACK.

>> CAME HERE TO WIN, BUT IT WAS

AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE, AND I

THINK I DID WELL.

>> MATT DROVE WELL.

STEVE DESTROYED HIM.

>> I'VE GOT, LIKE, SIX HOURS OF

TRACK EXPERIENCE.

HE HAS, LIKE, 200.

SO...I HONESTLY THINK I HAVE

THE MOST POTENTIAL HERE,

BUT THIS ISN'T ABOUT POTENTIAL.

IT'S ABOUT PERFORMING, SO...

THESE GUYS ARE QUICK.

KEEP AT IT, AND I'LL BE ON THESE

GUYS' LEVEL IN NO TIME.

I'M PROUD TO G--TO GET THIS FAR.

>> OKAY, STEVEN DID A GREAT JOB,

BUT THE OTHER TWO, JEFF AND

JETT, I MEAN, THAT WAS PRETTY--

PRETTY GOOD, TOO, BECAUSE THEY

DID IT ON THE LAP.

>> YEAH, THEY'VE BEEN SUPER

QUICK ALL WEEK, HAVEN'T THEY?

>> YOU KNOW, WE SHOULDN'T

DISCOUNT HOW BIG A PRIZE THIS

REALLY IS.

>> YEAH.

>> I MEAN, THINK ABOUT IT.

I MEAN, MOST OF THEM HAVE

NO OPPORTUNITY TO EVER GO PAST

THIS, AND THIS CAN MAKE A GUY'S

LIFE.

>> AND NOW WE'RE DOWN TO

THE FINAL FIVE.

LET'S SEE HOW WE MADE IT THIS

FAR.

400,000 ONLINE GRAN TURISMO 5

GAMERS COMPETED FOR A SPOT

IN GT ACADEMY.

WE TOOK THE 16 FASTEST TO

SILVERSTONE RACEWAY IN THE U.K.

TO SEE IF THEIR SKILLS IN

VIRTUAL CARS WOULD TRANSLATE

INTO REAL NISSAN RACE CARS.

RIGHT OFF THE BAT, THEIR

INSTINCTS BEHIND THE WHEEL WERE

PUT TO THE TEST.

SOME PROVED THEY HAVE TRUE

TALENT.

>> GOT ALL MY BRAKING POINTS

DOWN AND MY SHIFT POINTS.

>> WHILE OTHERS COULDN'T MAKE IT

WORK.

>> BACK OFF.

>> ONLY ONE WILL BE

THE GT ACADEMY USA CHAMPION,

AND THEY WILL ALL COME AWAY WITH

A NEW APPRECIATION FOR WHAT GOES

DOWN ON THE TRACK, LIKE

UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF

G-FORCE.

>> OH!

>> AND THE IMPORTANCE OF

PHYSICAL FITNESS.

>> IF YOU AREN'T PHYSICALLY FIT,

YOU ARE NOT MAKING IT TO THE

NEXT STAGE OF THE COMPETITION.

>> THEY LEARNED CAR CONTROL,

THE SKILLS TO SUCCESSFULLY PASS,

AND HOW TO BRAKE INTO THE PIT

BOX--ALL ESSENTIAL IN

PRO RACING.

THEY EXPERIENCED ELEMENTS OF

ENDURANCE RACING, SUCH AS

TEAMWORK AND NIGHT DRIVING.

>> ALL YOU HEAR IS TIRES

SQUEALING.

[imitates squealing ties]

>> SOME EXCELLED...

>> I DIDN'T THINK HE HAD

A CHANCE.

>> WHILE OTHERS COULDN'T ALWAYS

KEEP IT TOGETHER.

AND FROM THE 16 FASTEST, 5 HAVE

RISEN TO THE TOP, BUT ONLY ONE

CAN PREVAIL.

THE CHECKERED FLAG AWAITS.

THE WINNER OF OUR FINAL

WHEEL-TO-WHEEL RACE WILL WALK

AWAY WITH THE RED HELMET AND

A PRO RACING CONTRACT WITH

NISSAN.

VICTORY IS ANYONE'S.

>> COULDN'T DO IT.

>> IT MUST'VE BEEN THE--

I'M GUESSING--THE PRESSURE.

IT'S REAL NOW.

IT REALLY IS REAL.

IT'S THE FINAL DAY.

>> I THINK IT'S GONNA TAKE

A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK IN THE

FINAL RACE TO ACTUALLY WIN,

BECAUSE, PACE-WISE, WE'RE ALL

ALMOST IDENTICAL.

>> THE INSTRUCTORS TOLD US THAT

IT'S IMPRESSIVE HOW CLOSE ALL OF

US ARE.

>> JUST GOTTA STAY ON THE GAME

AND DO YOUR BEST.

>> THAT'S WHAT WE HERE FOR.

>> I KNOW.

>> IT'S GONNA BE CLOSE.

[imitating engine revving]

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

>> [chuckling]

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