DriveOPTIMA at PPIR 2018 Results & Photos

OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series, presented by Advance Auto Parts, returned to Pike's Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colorado for the fourth consecutive year in early-July. The sold-out field of competitors battled over two days in five different segments, with winners & new invitees to the 2018 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational announced on Sunday afternoon. Check out the results & a massive gallery of images from this event below. You can also view detailed result breakdowns from the event here.

Class (pre-1990, 3200+ pounds)
1. Nick Relampagos, 1970 Chevrolet Camaro
2. Chad Ryker, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
3. Michael Erickson, 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle*

RECARO GTS Class (post-1989,
3200+ pounds, two-seaters & awd vehicles)
1. Austin Barrnes, 2010 Dodge Viper
2. Jeremy Swenson, 2011 Chevrolet Corvette*
3. Jordan Priestley, 2017 Chevrolet Corvette

Holley EFI GTL Class (non-compacts under 3200 pounds)
1. Mike DuSold, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
2. Ken Thwaits, 2006 Mitsubishi Evo
3. Rich Willhoff, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette
*(Logan Palmer's 2011 Chevrolet Corvette received the invitation)

Class (BEV electric vehicles)
1. Matthew Scott, 2017 Hyundai Ioniq
2. Vernon Jolley, 2015 Chevrolet Spark*

GTC Class (two-wheel drive compacts, 107-inch wheelbase or less)
1. Thomas Litton, 1997 Mazda Miata
2. Angela Barnhouse, 2005 Honda S2000*
3. Josh Vedder, 2018 Hyundai Veloster

Franklin Road
Apparel GT Class (post-1989, 3200+ pounds, 2wd sedans, 4-seater coupes, trucks, etc...)
1. Jonathan Blevins, 2008 Ford Mustang
2. Eric Sheely, 2018 Chevrolet Camaro
3. Cliff Elliott, 2016 Ford Mustang*

Spectre Performance Spirit of the Event Award: Michael Cuthbertson, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro*

*Received invitation to the 2018 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational

See even more photos here!