Last week, Rick Racing had to let go of the team’s first hire, rookie sensation Gianni Fazio. His replacement, pro driver Lee Niven, had a flawless start with the team in the US Supercar Challenge. Lee scored the opening round win and finished runner-up in the championship to John. On top of that, the team wound up with an incredible points victory over the rest of the field.
Things are a little more down to earth in this 14th episode of John Munro’s Let’s Play Race Driver: GRID series. John is aiming to max out both his Japanese and American license levels in this run. However, the challenge to earn both is not going to be particularly easy. The J-Speed Super One license is a closer target. With that in mind, Rick Racing is off to do some Pro Tuned racing in Japan first.
Wheeling the Nissan Skyline GT-R Z-Tune in the Falken Super Street Championship, the duo has three different layouts of Shibuya in store for the first competition of the episode. The track is fairly technical and windy, which doesn’t yield much in terms of close racing. John gets the hang of it by the final round, but unfortunately, Lee is having a bit of a slump in his second event with the team.
Walking away with the J-Speed Super One license in hand, the ARL National Badge is the next target. If John can win the GT1 Goodyear Continental GT title, he’ll have just enough to unlock the license. Driving the Aston Martin GT1 machine, can John and Lee avoid calamity in the states? Stay tuned to see some spectacular Race Driver: GRID crashing!
To see how John, Lee, Carmen, Mick and the rest of the Rick Racing team have gotten this far, be sure to watch the first 13 episodes of the series. We’ve also got more racing game related content over on the Traxion YouTube channel. If you’re enjoying the series, leave a thumbs up to let us know. Also, feel free to subscribe and check notifications for our future content.