2013 OPTIMA® Faceoff At Road America Awards - A Hot Rod Wins!
The OPTIMA® Faceoff at Road America, presented by Royal Purple and KN Filters, returned to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, this past weekend with more than 70 participants. The event, which will be showcased on television later in 2013, kicked-off on Friday, June 21st at Johnson Controls Headquarters with a car show and charitable OPTIMA Build-A-Bike event benefiting Milwaukee area Boys Girls Clubs and Neighborhood House of Milwaukee. The Faceoff at Road America is a Regional Qualifier event leading up to OPTIMA’s Ultimate Street Car Invitational, to be held in Pahrump, Nevada, after the SEMA Show in early November.
The driving and fun began Saturday as all of the Faceoff participants drove more than 60 miles through Wisconsin’s scenic Kettle Moraine State Park to the Road America facility in the Detroit Speed Road Rally. Once there, Faceoff enthusiasts had a chance to see A.J. Allmendinger win the NASCAR Nationwide series race.
On Sunday, all 71 Faceoff participants got on the track to test their cars and driving skills. The BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge segment winner was Todd Rumpke (2006 Chevy Corvette Z06). The Wilwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge segment winner was Bret Voelkel (1933 Ford Coupe). The Ridetech Street Challenge Autocross segment winner was Dennis Prunty (1981 Pontiac Trans Am). A select group of industry pros also judged the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Design Challenge, recognizing the outstanding craftsmanship of Karl Dunn’s 1968 Chevrolet Camaro above all others.