DriveOPTIMA at Auto Club Speedway Results 2019


OPTIMA's 2019 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, made it's sixth stop of the year at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. It marked the final regular season visit to the West Coast and for many competitors, one last chance to qualify for the 2019 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, presented by Advance Auto Parts, which includes having their vehicle on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Temperatures were blazing-hot all weekend long and competition was fierce but friendly across all the classes.

Check out a massive gallery of images from this event below and click here to see the full results from the weekend. Here are your podium finishers in each class:

Classic Car Liquidators GTV Class (pre-1990, 3200+ pounds)
1. Brian Hobaugh, 1973 Chevrolet Camaro
2. Chad Ryker, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
3. Michael Cuthbertson, 1968 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. Bob Sobey, 2013 Nissan GT-R

Holley EFI GTL Class (non-compacts under 3200 pounds)
1. Carrie Willhoff, 2010 Chevrolet Corvette
2. Jordan Cooke, 2005 Mitsubishi Evo
3. Lynn Proctor, 2005 Dodge Viper

OPTIMA Chargers GTE Class (BEV electric vehicles)
1. Mark Gearhart, 2018 Tesla Model 3
2. Andrew Fritts, 2018 Chevrolet Bolt
3. Eugene Kim, 2019 Tesla Model 3

GTC Class (two-wheel drive compacts, 107-inch wheelbase or less)
1. Sammy Valafar, 2000 Mazda Miata
2. Henry Lam, 1993 Mazda RX-7
3. Angela Barnhouse, 2005 Honda S2000

OPTIMA Batteries GT Class (post-1989, 3200+ pounds, 2wd sedans, 4-seater coupes, trucks, etc...)
1. Wes Drelleshak, 2018 Chevrolet Camaro
2. Paul Molina, 2017 Ford Mustang
3. John Grow, 2018 Chevrolet Camaro

Outlaw Class (relaxed aero rules, pro drivers allowed)
1. Feras Qartoumy, 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
2. Rich Willhoff, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette
3. Randal Wonnenberg, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette

Spectre Performance Spirit of the Event Award:
Garrett Randall, 1970 Chevrolet Corvette

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