2013 OUSCI Recap- BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge


The competition gets tougher every year in BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge at the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, presented by Royal Purple and KN Filters. Back in 2010, a lap time of 2:01.983 was good enough for a top-20 finish, but in 2013, it wouldn't have placed in the top-30. The spread amongst the top drivers is also tightening up. In 2011, the gap between first and 20th place was 15.327 seconds. This year, just 9.077 seconds seperated the top-20 cars.

Four-time SCCA World Challenge Champion, Randy Pobst, also reminded us why professional drivers are not allowed in the OUSCI. Pobst piloted a stock 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S station wagon to a fast lap of 1:50.8, which was quicker than all but the top-10 cars in the field. After the BFG Hot Lap Challenge wrapped up, he hopped into Bret Voelkel's '33 Ford Coupe and proceeded to lay down a lap time five seconds faster than Voelkel's best time. That was the second-fastest lap of the day, in a car that he had zero seat time in prior to the event.

While classic musclecars continue to hold their own on the track, modern cars and those from Europe and Asia are starting to make their presence known. Four of the top-10 finishers were European or Imports and six of the top-10 rolled off the production line in the 21st century.

With track time available all over the country through events held by the Ultimate Street Car Association and the American Street Car Series, more competitors than ever before are able to maximize the performance of their vehicles and raise the bar even higher. We can only imagine where things will go in 2014! Here are the complete final results from the 2013 BF Goodrich Hot Lap Challenge-

Driver/VehicleCar #Best TimePositionOUSCI Points
Danny Popp- 2010 Chevrolet Camaro2101:46.599125
Kyle Tucker- 2012 Chevrolet Camaro1901:47.781222
Betim Berisha- 2008 Porsche 997TT4201:48.143320
Mark Stielow- 1967 Chevrolet Camaro0101:48.551418
Brian Hobaugh- 1965 Chevrolet Corvette1601:48.632516
Steve Kepler- 2013 Nissan GT-R0501:48.839615
Todd Treffert- 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS3601:49.393714
Karl Dunn- 1968 Chevrolet Camaro5201:49.459813
Todd Earsley- 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer2801:50.339912
Corey Weber- 1969 Ford Mustang4701:50.7621011
Richard Caleel- 2010 Cadillac CTS-V3401:51.2111110
Brian Finch- 1971 Chevrolet Camaro1701:52.098129
Bret Voelkel- 1933 Ford Coupe2001:52.166138
Dennis Prunty- 1981 Pontiac Trans Am0701:53.816147
Josh Smith- 1996 BMW 320i Touring3801:54.010156
Larry Woo- 1968 Chevrolet Camaro1001:54.091165
John Lazorack- 1988 Chrysler Conquest2601:54.205174
Steve Mott- 2003 Nissan 350Z1401:54.913183
Matt Adams- 1977 Chevrolet Camaro3901:55.514192
Randy Johnson 1973 Chevrolet Camaro2901:55.676201
Richard Hoback- 2007 BMW M61301:56.253210
Stacy Tucker- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro2201:56.606220
Jason Overell- 2013 Subaru Sti4101:57.063230
James Shipka- 1967 Chevrolet Camaro1801:57.073240
Ken Edwards- 1966 Ford Mustang0901:59.126250
Mark German- 2013 Ford Focus ST4901:59.148260
Chris Smith- 1967 Chevrolet C103202:00.314270
Damion Campbell- 1963 Pontiac LeMans0602:00.803280
Mike Holleman- 1965 Chevrolet El Camino0202:00.880290
Bruce Raymond- 2006 Pontiac GTO2402:01.644300
Robert Benson- 1972 DeTomaso Pantera3002:01.650310
David Stundon- 2009 Shelby Super Snake3702:02.572320
John Kundrat- 1964 Chevrolet Corvette0402:03.387330
Dax Snow- 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo4402:03.475340
Lou Krukar- 2010 Ford GT5003502:03.621350
Troy Ladd- 2014 Ford Mustang2702:05.908360
William Horan- 2010 Audi R84502:06.293370
Lynda Jacobs- 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle1202:07.388380
Boris Tilim- 2012 Fiat Abarth6102:07.974390
Dave Eckert- 1969 Ford Mach 403302:08.994400
Jonathan Ward- 1950 Chevy Thriftmaster4602:10.136410
Cheryl Herrick- 1966 Chevrolet Nova6002:11.137420
Ed Moss- 1967 Ford Mustang5102:12.654430
Chris Moore- 1972 Ford Maverick1502:14.295440
Jason Crouch- 2012 Volkswagen Golf R5502:16.716450
Alan Palmer- 1965 Ford Mustang5002:16.879460
Jonathan Ward- 1946 Lincoln Club Coupe4002:28.789470
Darren Nickleson- 1969 Pontiac GTO5402:29.403480
Matt Alcala- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro0302:35.215490