Doran HistoryTaking 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. It is most famous for its design and
construction of a car for the Grand American Rolex Series' top class, Daytona
Prototype, as well as the production of parts for that car. It produces
other types of race cars on a more limited basis too, as well as restores vintage
Doran Enterprises' current racing team runs under the banner Feeds the
Need/Doran Racing. It competes in the top class, Daytona Prototype, in the Grand
American Road Racing Association's Rolex Series, presented by Crown Royal
Special Reserve. The team is carrying the colors of the Kodak EasyShare system in
2006, and its primary drivers are the 2003 champion, Terry Borcheller, and
promising rookie Harrison Brix. Its car is a DORAN JE4 produced by Doran Designs.
It uses Ford engines prepared by NASCAR's Robert Yates Racing.
Doran Racing won the most prestigious endurance sports car race in North
America, the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, in 1998 and 2002.
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 event
in 2004, and fifth in the Daytona Prototype team standings for the year.
Doran Racing fielded two cars in the race in 2005 and both finished in the top
10. Its primary car finished tenth in the national championship last 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.