2013 OUSCI Recap- RideTech Autocross

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While Brian Hobaugh's '65 Corvette was able to capture the top spot in the Wilwood Speed Stop Challenge by the narrowest of margins (.008 seconds), it was a different story on the RideTech Autocross at the 2013 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, presented by Royal Purple and KN Filters. The multi-time SCCA National Champion captured the autocross title by a comfortable margin of 1.244 seconds over second-place Brian Finch's '71 Camaro.

That may not seem like a lot, but in an autocross competition one second is an eternity. The competition behind Hobaugh was extremely tight, as it always seems to be in this event, with the next eight positions decided by a difference of just 1.204 seconds and it continued that way throughout the field. Richard Caleel's 2010 Cadillac CTS-V captured the final point position in 20th spot, but only by .054 seconds over Cheryl Herrick's '66 Chevy Nova.

That one-second gap can be a real difference-maker, as evidenced by the number of cars (12) that posted runs in the 39-second range. The quickest, Matt Alcala's '69 Camaro (39.259), came home with 11th place and 10 points, while the slowest in the group, Steve Mott's '03 Nissan 350Z (39.983) finished out of the points entirely in 22nd position. See the full results here-

Driver/CarCar #Best TimePositionPoints
Brian Hobaugh- 1965 Chevrolet Corvette1600:36.311125
Brian Finch- 1971 Chevrolet Camaro1700:37.555222
Danny Popp- 2010 Chevrolet Camaro2100:37.669320
Mark Stielow- 1967 Chevrolet Camaro0100:37.916418
Larry Woo- 1968 Chevrolet Camaro1000:38.008516
Bret Voelkel- 1933 Ford Coupe2000:38.079615
Karl Dunn- 1968 Chevrolet Camaro5200:38.725714
Steve Kepler- 2013 Nissan GT-R0500:38.759813
Corey Weber- 1969 Ford Mustang4700:38.870912
Todd Earsley- 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer2800:38.9061011
Matt Alcala- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro0300:39.2591110
Kyle Tucker- 2012 Chevrolet Camaro1900:39.373129
James Shipka- 1967 Chevrolet Camaro1800:39.447138
Dennis Prunty- 1981 Pontiac Trans Am0700:39.544147
Matt Adams- 1977 Chevrolet Camaro3900:39.590156
Jason Overell- 2013 Subaru Sti4100:39.598165
Chris Smith- 1967 Chevrolet C103200:39.669174
John Lazorack- 1988 Chrysler Conquest2600:39.796183
Josh Smith- 1996 BMW 320i Touring3800:39.817192
Richard Caleel- 2010 Cadillac CTS-V3400:39.836201
Cheryl Herrick- 1966 Chevrolet Nova6000:39.890210
Steve Mott- 2003 Nissan 350Z1400:39.983220
Robert Benson- 1972 De Tomaso Pantera3000:40.109230
Tim Katz- 1966 Chevrolet Nova2300:40.353240
Ken Edwards- 1966 Ford Mustang0900:40.380250
Todd Treffert- 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS3600:40.424260
Betim Berisha- 2008 Porsche 997TT4200:40.594270
Stacy Tucker- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro2200:40.971280
Dax Snow- 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo4400:41.057290
Damion Campbell- 1963 Pontiac LeMans0600:41.158300
Mark German- 2013 Ford Focus ST4900:41.218310
John Kundrat- 1964 Chevrolet Corvette0400:41.258320
Lynda Jacobs- 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle1200:41.921330
Randy Johnson 1973 Chevrolet Camaro2900:42.236340
Chris Moore- 1972 Ford Maverick1500:42.294350
Bruce Raymond- 2006 Pontiac GTO2400:42.439360
Richard Hoback- 2007 BMW M61300:42.452370
Dave Eckert- 1969 Ford Mach 403300:42.597380
Mike Holleman- 1965 Chevrolet El Camino0200:42.771390
Jonathan Ward- 1950 Chevy Thriftmaster4600:43.408400
Jason Crouch- 2012 Volkswagen Golf R5500:43.592410
William Horan- 2010 Audi R84500:43.663420
Boris Tilim- 2012 Fiat Abarth6100:43.862430
Alan Palmer- 1965 Ford Mustang5000:44.090440
Troy Ladd- 2014 Ford Mustang2700:44.146450
Lou Krukar- 2010 Ford GT5003500:44.267460
David Stundon- 2009 Shelby Super Snake3700:47.167470
Darren Nickleson- 1969 Pontiac GTO5400:48.082480
Joe Delgado- 1995 Toyota Supra5300:48.830490
Ed Moss- 1967 Ford Mustang5100:49.561500
Jonathan Ward- 1946 Lincoln Club Coupe4000:52.958510