Try re-imaging the CD with the SafeDisc Profile, or the SafeDisc 2/3, or Alcoholer SafeDisc 2.9x. Them read errors should stop around sector 10,500, then the image should complete successfully. Those read errors make you think it is a bad image, but it's not.
But your burner doesn't help, so you won't be able to burn the image.
Oh... and yes, NFS:U is SafeDisc 2.9.