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Posted: Aug 09, 2018

DriveOPTIMA at Barber Motorsports Park Results & Photos

OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, visited Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama for the first time in the series history. The quality of the facility was well beyond what anyone had expected and that says a lot for a series that has visited so many of the country's top tracks. It was as if someone dropped a race track on top of a world-class golf course and sprinkled in a wide assortment of statues and other works of art around the grounds and turned the club house into the world's largest motorcycle museum.

Relief from the oppressive Alabama heat was offered in an air-conditioned viewing tower on the front straight of the race track, as competitors battled each other for valuable points and invitations to the 2018 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational in Las Vegas. Check out the results from each class below as well as a massive photo gallery of images from the weekend. Learn more about the series at www.DriveOPTIMA.com


Barber Motorsports Park Results

QA1 GTV Class (pre-1990, 3,200+ pounds)
1. Dusty Nixon, 1979 Camaro
2. Efrain Diaz, 1969 Camaro
3. Larry Woo, 1968 Camaro

Recaro GTS Class (post-1989, 3,200+ pounds, two-seaters and AWD vehicles)
1. Jake Rozelle, 2003 Corvette
2. Steve Kepler, 2013 Nissan GT-R
3. Eric Fleming, 2016 Corvette

Holley EFI GTL Class (non-compacts under 3,200 pounds)
1. Mike Dusold, 1967 Camaro
2. Ken Thwaits, 2006 Mitsubishi Evo
3. Danny Popp, 2003 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
3. Jordan Pierce, 2013 Dodge Dart

Franklin Road Apparel GT Class (post-1989, 3,200+ pounds, 2wd sedans, four-seater coupes, trucks, etc.)
1. Jonathan Blevins, 2008 Ford Mustang
2. John Laughlin, 2016 Ford Mustang
3. Cliff Elliott, 2016 Ford Mustang

Spectre Performance Spirit of the Event Award: David Griffin, 2006 Ford Mustang

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