Posted: Jun 30, 2017
DriveOPTIMA Charlotte 2016 Album Two
OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car helps real people in real street cars check off bucket list tracks around the country. One such track is NASCAR's legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concorde, North Carolina. A sold-out field of some of the world's very best street cars converged on CMS for a weekend of competition that included hot laps in the Falken Tire Road Course Time Trial on the same roval track configuration NASCAR drivers will be running in the 2018 season.
Detroit Speed is just down the road in Moorseville, so it was especially fun for Kyle Tucker to win the GTV class in his 1970 Chevrolet Camaro. Rick Hoback's twin-turbo 1999 Chevrolet Corvette won the GTS class, while Ken Thwaits' 2006 Mitsubishi Evo won the GTL Class and Bryan Johnson's 2013 Camaro won the GT Class. Check out the incredible gallery of images below. If you'd like to see even more images from our 2016 Charlotte event, check out this album. If you want to watch the TV series, you can see it every weekend on MAVTV, starting at 8PM Eastern. Past episodes are also available on-demand on the OPTIMA Network on Roku and Amazon Fire (and they're both free!).