DriveOPTIMA at Auto Club Speedway 2018 Results & Photos


Another sold-out field converged on Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on September 15th & 16th for OPTIMA's 2018 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts. The points battle in several classes was extremely tight coming into the weekend and the only class that saw resolution was the RECARO GTS Class, which Austin Barnes clinched for the second season in a row in his 2010 Dodge Viper. See a massive photo gallery of images below, as well as results from the event. The final qualifying event of the year will be held at Road America on September 6th & 7th. Get more details at

QA1 GTV Class (pre-1990, 3200+ pounds)
1. Larry Woo, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
2. John Lazorack III, 1988 Chrysler Conquest
3. Nick Relampagos, 1970 Chevrolet Camaro

RECARO GTS Class (post-1989, 3200+ pounds, two-seaters & awd vehicles)
1. Austin Barnes, 2010 Dodge Viper
2. Jake Rozelle, 2003 Chevrolet Corvette
3. Lynn Proctor, 2005 Dodge Viper

Holley EFI GTL Class (non-compacts under 3200 pounds)
1. Ken Thwaits, 2006 Mitsubishi Evo
2. Scot Spiewak, 2003 Chevrolet corvette
3. Mike DuSold, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

GTE Class (BEV electric vehicles)
1. Matthew Scott, 2017 Hyundai Ioniq

GTC Class (two-wheel drive compacts, 107-inch wheelbase or less)
1. Josh Vedder, 2018 Hyundai Veloster
2. David Carroll, 1973 Chevrolet Vega
3. Thomas Litton, 1997 Mazda Miata

Franklin Road Apparel GT Class (post-1989, 3200+ pounds, 2wd sedans, 4-seater coupes, trucks, etc...)
1. Eric Sheely, 2018 Chevrolet Camaro
2. Paul Molina, 2017 Ford Mustang
3. Kurt Robinson, 2015 Chevrolet Camaro

Spectre Performance Spirit of the Event Award: Nasario Birrueta, 2001 Ford Mustang