Doran Designs, another company under the Doran Enterprises umbrella, designs
and builds high-performance parts and complete race cars. It also restores
vintage race cars.
Doran Designs was officially formed in the summer of 2002. Kevin Doran and
his staff had been building race cars for many years before that, however,
following in the footsteps of Kevin's father, Jim, who designed and built short
track late models. As a sign of respect to his late father, Kevin Doran
continues to use his father's first two initials (JE stands for James Edward), as the
model names of the cars that Doran Designs creates.
DORAN JE1s are SCCA Sports 2000 cars still under production, as are parts for
them. The DORAN JE2 and JE3 are single Nissans (a 300ZX and a 240) created
for SCCA GT1 and GT3 competition.
When the Grand American Rolex Series announced its new Daytona Prototype
class, Doran Designs responded with the DORAN JE4, one of the first and most
successful cars in that class. Unveiled at the 2003 season opener, the Rolex 24 at
Daytona, a DORAN JE4 campaigned by Bell Motorsports (Terry Borcheller, lead
driver) went on to win both the team and the driver championships in the
Grand-Am Rolex Series that year. The marque finished third in the car constructors'
standings in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and fourth in 2007. At that point Doran
Enterprises sold its Daytona Prototype constructor's license to Dallara in order
to work with that company to develop and field its brand-new Dallara Daytona