Posted: Jan 09, 2018
Efrain Diaz's 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Efrain Diaz's Camaro is a home-built hotrod that competes with the very best Pro-Touring rides in the country in OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car series.
It could be argued that it was easier to qualify for the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) in the early years of OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car series, but it still wasn't that easy. The competition was tough and the fields deep from the very beginning. No one knows that better than Efrain Diaz, who made his first appearance in the series during the 2014 season. Diaz ran at both Portland International Speedway and Auto Club Speedway, but wasn't able to earn an invitation to the OUSCI.
The following year was a different story. Diaz went to work in the off-season, improved his car and also benefited from more seat time in the series and a funny thing happened- sponsors took notice. Falken Tires was impressed enough with Efrain's effort throughout the season, that they designated him as their entry for the 2015 OUSCI.