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Search for the Ultimate Street Car

Posted: Jun 07, 2018

DriveOPTIMA at NCM Motorsports Park 2018 Results

OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series, presented by Advance Auto Parts, goes from coast to coast every year, inviting competitors with legitimate, street-legal and street-driven cars & trucks to come out to world-class racetracks and see how they stack up against some of the very best competition in the world. On June 2nd & 3rd, the series visited NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for two days of intense action. Check out the results below, as well as a full gallery of images from this event. If you'd like to watch past episodes of the TV show that chronicles this series and the cars that compete in it, add the OPTIMA Network on Roku.

QA1 GTV Class (pre-1990, 3200+ pounds)

1. Dusty Nixon, 1979 Chevrolet Camaro
2. Joe Gregory, 1964 Chevrolet Corvette
3. Jim Stehlin, 1973 Chevrolet Camaro


RECARO GTS Class (post-1989, 3200+ pounds, two-seaters & awd vehicles)

1. Eric Fleming, 2016 Chevrolet Corvette
2. Chris Neal, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
3. Mike Gallagher, 2016 Ford Focus RS


Holley EFI GTL Class (non-compacts under 3200 pounds)

1. Mike DuSold, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
2. Danny Popp, 2003 Chevrolet Corvette
3. Ryan Mathews, 2002 Chevrolet Corvette

GTE Class (BEV electric vehicles)

1. Karen Thomas, 2018 Tesla X P100D

GTC Class (two-wheel drive compacts, 107-inch wheelbase or less)

1. Brian Johns, 1993 Mazda RX-7
2. Douglas Wind, 2004 Dodge SRT-4


Franklin Road Apparel GT Class (post-1989, 3200+ pounds, 2wd sedans, 4-seater coupes, trucks, etc...)

1. Jonathan Blevins, 2008 Ford Mustang
2. Jason Chinn, 2015 Chevrolet Camaro
3. John Laughlin, 2016 Ford Mustang

Spectre Performance Spirit of the Event Award: Scot Spiewak, 2003 Chevrolet Corvette


2018 OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car Schedule

Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 17-19
New Orleans Motorsports Park April 14-15
National Corvette Museum June 2-3
Pike's Peak International Raceway July 7-8

Barber Motorsports Park August 4-5

Auto Club Speedway September 15-16
Road America October 6-7

OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational November 4-5

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