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Search for the Ultimate Street Car

Posted: Oct 11, 2019

DriveOPTIMA at NOLA Motorsports Park 2019 Results

The seventh and final stop in OPTIMA's 2019 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, took place at NOLA Motorsports Park in early-October. For some competitors, it was a fight to the finish in tight points battles. For others, it was a last-chance opportunity to make it into the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI). See a full album of photos below, as well as the top finishers in each class. Don't miss OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car TV series every weekend on MAVTV (Channel 214 on DIRECTV & 1105 on AT&T Uverse).


Classic Car Liquidators GTV Class (pre-1990, 3200+ pounds)

1. Kyle Tucker, 1987 Chevrolet Camaro
2. Dusty Nixon, 1979 Chevrolet Camaro
3. Michael Erickson, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro


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

1. Austin Barnes, 2010 Dodge Viper
2. Michael Levitas, 2014 Porsche GT2RS
3. Ryan Mathews, 2002 Chevrolet Corvette


Holley EFI GTL Class (non-compacts under 3200 pounds)
1. Mike DuSold, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
2. Alex Peitz, 2017 Chevrolet Corvette
3. Robert DeuPree, 2009 Chevrolet Corvette

OPTIMA Chargers GTE Class (BEV electric vehicles)
1. John Laughlin, 2019 Tesla Model 3
2. Huggy Alvarado, 2014 Tesla Model S
3. Karen Thomas, 2018 Tesla Model X

GTC Class (two-wheel drive compacts, 107-inch wheelbase or less)
1. Brian Johns, 1993 Mazda RX-7
2. Darren Garvin, 1973 Datsun 240Z
3. Brian Tyson, 2018 Honda Civic


OPTIMA Batteries GT Class (post-1989, 3200+ pounds, 2wd sedans, 4-seater coupes, trucks, etc...)
1. Jonathan Blevins, 2008 Ford Mustang
2. Cliff Elliott, 2016 Ford Mustang
3. Keith Lamming, 2011 Chevrolet Camaro


Outlaw Class (relaxed aero rules, pro drivers allowed)
1. Feras Qartoumy, 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
2. Curt Trawick, 2018 McLaren 720S
3. Cody Mason, 2018 Chevrolet Corvette


Spectre Performance Spirit of the Event Award:

Valerie Pichette, 1988 Pontiac GTA

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