2016 OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car at Road America
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- Elkhart Lake, WI
Ten stops made up OPTIMA's 2016 Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series and stop eight was one of the world's most iconic road courses- Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Kyle Tucker's '70 Camaro won the GTV class posting 489 out of 500 points, but since he already qualified for the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) earlier in the season at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the invitation would've went to Nick Weber's '69 Chevelle. Unfortunately, Weber sold the car prior to the OUSCI and the new owner was not interested in having him display the car at SEMA and run it in the event.
In the GTS Class, Steve Kepler's '13 Nissan GT-R picked up it's second win of the season, while Jeremy Swenson's 2011 ZR1 Corvette picked up the Vegas invite. Chris Jacobs only ran in one OUSCI qualifying event in 2016, but he picked the right one in Road America, taking home the GTL Class win and invitation to the 2016 SEMA Show and the OUSCI. In the GT Class, Bill Hurd's 2014 Camaro edged out Tim Schoch's Mustang by a single point, giving him the class win and Vegas invite.
You can see all the action from this series every weekend on MAVTV (Channel 214 on DirecTV) or watch episodes online and on-demand anytime on the OPTIMA Network on Amazon Fire & Roku. Click on the photos below to see the huge gallery of images from this event.