2013 OUSCI Recap- Wilwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge

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The Wilwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge has always been a very hotly-contested event in the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, presented by Royal Purple and KN Filters. However, when the format was changed last year, to include a hairpin turn and a short slalom course, it seemed like the field might spread out more, due to the longer amount of time needed to complete the course. That wasn't the case this year, as Brian Hobaugh's 1965 Corvette Stingray edged out Todd Earsley's 2003 Mitsubishi Evo by just .008 seconds, the closest finish in OUSCI history.

In fact, the spread between first and 20th place was just 1.173 seconds and the difference across all 49 competitors was just 5.874 seconds. If that number seems lower than the number of competitors in other OUSCI events, it may be due to the fact that the Speed Stop Challenge takes place after the RideTech Autocross and some vehicles drop out during the course of the day, due to various issues. Other vehicles were moved to exhibition status and were not included in these final results, if they did not attempt to compete in all of the OUSCI events.

While the Wilwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge would seem to favor competitors with all-wheel drive and modern, anti-lock brakes, three (Hobaugh, Finch Voelkel) of the top-four finishers did not have either on their vehicles. In fact, the final standings show numerous instances of modern vehicles finishing within hundredths of a second on either side of cars and trucks old enough to be smog-exempt at the DMV. See the full results here-

The Wilwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge has always been a very hotly-contested event in the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, presented by Royal Purple and KN Filters. However, when the format was changed last year, to include a hairpin turn and a short slalom course, it seemed like the field might spread out more, due to the longer amount of time needed to complete the course. That wasn't the case this year, as Brian Hobaugh's 1965 Corvette Stingray edged out Todd Earsley's 2003 Mitsubishi Evo by just .008 seconds, the closest finish in OUSCI history.

 

In fact, the spread between first and 20th place was just 1.173 seconds and the difference across all 49 competitors was just 5.874 seconds. If that number seems lower than the number of competitors in other OUSCI events, it may be due to the fact that the Speed Stop Challenge takes place after the RideTech Autocross and some vehicles drop out during the course of the day, due to various issues. Other vehicles were moved to exhibition status and were not included in these final results, if they did not attempt to compete in all of the OUSCI events.

While the Wilwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge would seem to favor competitors with all-wheel drive and modern, anti-lock brakes, three (Hobaugh, Finch Voelkel) of the top-four finishers did not have either on their vehicles. In fact, the final standings show numerous instances of modern vehicles finishing within hundredths of a second on either side of cars and trucks old enough to be smog-exempt at the DMV. See the full results here-

Driver/VehicleCar #Best TimePositionOUSCI Points
Brian Hobaugh- 1965 Chevrolet Corvette1600:18.029125
Todd Earsley- 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer2800:18.037222
Brian Finch- 1971 Chevrolet Camaro1700:18.121320
Bret Voelkel- 1933 Ford Coupe2000:18.156418
Steve Kepler- 2013 Nissan GT-R0500:18.304516
Danny Popp- 2010 Chevrolet Camaro2100:18.401615
Mark Stielow- 1967 Chevrolet Camaro0100:18.424714
Kyle Tucker- 2012 Chevrolet Camaro1900:18.690813
Larry Woo- 1968 Chevrolet Camaro1000:18.703912
Steve Mott- 2003 Nissan 350Z1400:18.8681011
Matt Alcala- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro0300:18.8741110
Robert Benson- 1972 DeTomaso Pantera3000:18.958129
Ken Edwards- 1966 Ford Mustang0900:18.968138
Dennis Prunty- 1981 Pontiac Trans Am0700:19.014147
Dax Snow- 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo4400:19.031156
Karl Dunn- 1968 Chevrolet Camaro5200:19.036165
Betim Berisha- 2008 Porsche 997TT4200:19.085174
John Lazorack- 1988 Chrysler Conquest2600:19.147183
Corey Weber- 1969 Ford Mustang4700:19.199192
James Shipka- 1967 Chevrolet Camaro1800:19.202201
Todd Treffert- 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS3600:19.273210
Richard Caleel- 2010 Cadillac CTS-V3400:19.318220
Chris Smith- 1967 Chevrolet C103200:19.330230
Stacy Tucker- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro2200:19.455240
John Kundrat- 1964 Chevrolet Corvette0400:19.550250
Matt Adams- 1977 Chevrolet Camaro3900:19.586260
Jason Overell- 2013 Subaru Sti4100:19.611270
Damion Campbell- 1963 Pontiac LeMans0600:19.702280
Cheryl Herrick- 1966 Chevrolet Nova6000:19.714290
Richard Hoback- 2007 BMW M61300:19.862300
Mark German- 2013 Ford Focus ST4900:20.049310
Bruce Raymond- 2006 Pontiac GTO2400:20.290320
Troy Ladd- 2014 Ford Mustang2700:20.481330
Randy Johnson 1973 Chevrolet Camaro2900:20.484340
Dave Eckert- 1969 Ford Mach 403300:20.486350
Chris Moore- 1972 Ford Maverick1500:20.679360
Josh Smith- 1996 BMW 320i Touring3800:20.686370
Mike Holleman- 1965 Chevrolet El Camino0200:20.758380
William Horan- 2010 Audi R84500:20.928390
Jonathan Ward- 1950 Chevy Thriftmaster4600:21.003400
Lynda Jacobs- 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle1200:21.083410
Boris Tilim- 2012 Fiat Abarth6100:21.370420
Lou Krukar- 2010 Ford GT5003500:22.151430
Jason Crouch- 2012 Volkswagen Golf R5500:22.488440
David Stundon- 2009 Shelby Super Snake3700:22.764450
Darren Nickleson- 1969 Pontiac GTO5400:23.177460
Ed Moss- 1967 Ford Mustang5100:23.539470
Jonathan Ward- 1946 Lincoln Club Coupe4000:23.664480
Alan Palmer- 1965 Ford Mustang5000:23.903490
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