DriveOPTIMA at Daytona International Speedway 2023 Album One

Ultimate Streetcar
Advance Auto Parts
Daytona Beach, FL

Round Six of OPTIMA's 2023 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts visited the World Center of Racing, Daytona International Speedway. This visit included a special night session with the Falken Tire Road Course Time Trial being run under the lights on the same roval configuration used for the Rolex 24 Hour race. Look for TV coverage of this series coming in the fall of 2023 on the CBS Sports Network and as always, check out past seasons of TV coverage anytime for free on the OPTIMA Network on Roku. See even more photos from this event here.

Top Ten Overall
1. Ryan Mathews 2002 Chevrolet Corvette GTL 489 points
2. Jonathan Blevins 2008 Ford Mustang GT 481 points
3. Ray Ellsworth 2008 Dodge Viper GTS 474 points
4. Richard Forsythe 2008 Chevrolet Corvette GTS 468 points
5. Dayton de la Houssaye 2016 Mazda MX-5 GTC 466 points
6. Mike Rovere 2008 Chevrolet Corvette GTL 465 points
7. Austin Barnes 2020 Ford Mustang GT 463 points
8. Jason Bottenfield 1969 Chevrolet Camaro GTV 459 points
9. Bob Ellsworth 1970 Dodge Challenger GTL 458 points
10. Jeff Schwartz 2022 Lamborghini STO GTS 456 points

Class Winners

Downforce Motorsports GTR Class (factory-licensed replicas) 
Dan Long, 1966 Superformance GT40

Viking Performance GT Class (post-1989, 3,200+ pounds, 2wd sedans, 4-seater coupes, etc...)
Jonathan Blevins, 2008 Ford Mustang

Classic Car Liquidators GTV Class (pre-1990, 3200+ pounds)
Jason Bottenfield, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

GTS Class (post-1989, 3200+ pounds, two-seaters & awd vehicles)
Ray Ellsworth, 2008 Dodge Viper

GTL Class (non-compacts under 3200 pounds)
Ryan Mathews, 2002 Chevrolet Corvette

No Limit Engineering GTT Class (Trucks & SUVs over 3200 pounds)
Henry Crawn, 1968 Ford F100

GeauxMoto GTC Class (two-wheel drive compacts, 107-inch wheelbase or less)
Dayton de la Houssaye, 2016 Mazda MX-5

Arrington Performance Lucky 7 Outlaw Class (relaxed aero rules, pro drivers allowed)
Danny Weller, 2019 Chevrolet Camaro

Summit Racing Spirit of the Event Award:
Beth Conaway, 2011 Chevrolet Corvette

2023 OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car Schedule
Thunderhill Raceway March 3-5
NOLA Motorsports Park March 10-12
Laguna Seca May 5-7
Portland International Raceway July 21-23
Road America July 28-30
Daytona International Speedway August 11-13
VIRginia International Raceway October 6-8
OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational Las Vegas October 31- November 6