Taking lessons learned from his father and another one of his mentors, the
late Al Holbert, a legendary sports car driver, Kevin Doran has built Doran
Enterprises of Lebanon, Ohio into one of the top race car preparation and
management companies in the United States.
Founded in 1993, Doran Enterprises consists of several different branches.
It includes Doran Racing (racing operations) and Doran Designs (race car and
component design and construction). The latter division was formed in 2002.
Doran Racing competes in the top class, Daytona Prototype, in the Grand
American Road Racing Association's Rolex Series. In 2008 it is fielding
Dallaras, one of which carries Kodak's colors. The team uses Ford engines
prepared by NASCAR's Roush/Yates
Doran Racing won the most prestigious endurance sports car race in North
America, the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, in 1998 and 2002. Terry
Borcheller won Grand American's Daytona Prototype driver's championship in one
of Doran Designs' DORAN JE4s in 2003. The same car also won the Rolex 24 in
2004, giving Doran its first victory in that race as a car constructor. Doran
Racing's own DORAN JE4 sponsored by Lista finished second in class in the same e
vent in 2004, and fifth in the Daytona Prototype team standings for the year.
Doran Racing fielded two cars in the Rolex 24 in 2005 and both finished in
the top 10. Its primary car finished tenth in the national championship last
year. The team ran two cars in the 2006 Rolex 24. One qualified fourth but
didn't finish; the other qualified seventh and finished in the same spot. The team
finished seventh in DP in the 2007 race and 16th in DP in 2008, right before
debuting its new Dallara Daytona Prototype at the second race of the year,
Prior to owning and operating the Lista, Crown Royal and Kodak teams, Doran
Enterprises owned and operated Moretti Racing's MOMO Ferarri 333 SP team for
five consecutive years. Together they achieved 13 victories, 10 seconds and
seven thirds, totaling 30 podium finishes. The Doran Racing-prepared MOMO Ferrari
team was the first and only team in U.S. history to win the 24 Hours at
Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Watkins Glen Six-Hour race in the same year
(1998). That year Doran Racing mechanics were also awarded the honored "Le
Prix Escra" prize for best technical assistance to a race car at the 24 Hours of
Le Mans in France.
In addition to Grand American, Kevin Doran has had great success as a team
manager in both the Professional SportsCar Racing series (formerly IMSA), the
American Le Mans Series (ALMS), and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). Kevin
Doran's season-long efforts and strong team management skills garnered him
IMSA's prestigious "Technician of the Year" award in both 1993 and 1994.
Doran Racing has participated in other types of racing too, such as Indy
cars, NASCAR Craftsman Trucks, ASA stock cars and various SCCA pro and club racing
events, especially in the Sports 2000 division.
In the 1980s Kevin Doran worked at Holbert Racing with his mentor, Al
Holbert. Doran's leadership took that team to nearly 40 top-five finishes.
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