DriveOPTIMA at Road America 2023 Gallery One

Ultimate Streetcar
Advance Auto Parts
Elkhart Lake, WI

Round five of OPTIMA's 2023 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, took place at historic Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. This stop marked the second event East of the Rocky Mountains and the second opportunity for most competitors in that region to hit the track. Fierce competition and tie-breakers were in play all weekend long. See the top finishers and a massive gallery of photos from this event below and be sure to check out to learn more about this series and how you can get out there as well!

Top Ten Overall
1. Chris Smith 1970 Chevrolet Camaro GTV 489 points
2. John Falkner 2021 Chevrolet Camaro GT 483 points
3. Jonathan Blevins 2008 Ford Mustang GT 479 points
4. Mike Gallagher 2016 Ford Focus RS GTS 465 points
5. Ray Ellsworth 2008 Dodge Viper GTS 465 points
6. Ryan Mathews 2002 Chevrolet Corvette GTL 461 points
7. Dayton de la Houssaye 2016 Mazda MX-5 GTC 460 points
8. Jason Bottenfield 1969 Chevrolet Camaro GTV 455 points
9. Brendan King 1969 Chevrolet Camaro GTV 445 points
10. Jason Smith 1987 Chevrolet Camaro GTV 438 points

Class Winners
Viking Performance GT Class (post-1989, 3,200+ pounds, 2wd sedans, 4-seater coupes, etc...)
John Falkner, 2021 Chevrolet Camaro

Classic Car Liquidators GTV Class (pre-1990, 3200+ pounds)
Chris Smith, 1970 Chevrolet Camaro

GTS Class (post-1989, 3200+ pounds, two-seaters & awd vehicles)
Mike Gallagher, 2016 Ford Focus RS

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

No Limit Engineering GTT Class (Trucks & SUVs over 3200 pounds)
Stephen Dorrick, 2005 Nissan Frontier

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:
Jesse Shaffer, 2015 Chevrolet SS