DriveOPTIMA at Thunderhill 2023

Ultimate Streetcar
Advance Auto Parts
Willows, CA

The 2023 season of OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, began at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California in early-March. While the track was ready for action, the path for many to get there was snow-filled and treacherous. Those who were able to make the trip were rewarded with an exhilarating weekend with tight competition. The series now quickly transitions to NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, Louisiana for round two. 

Not only will you be able to see TV coverage of the series on CBS Sports this season, you'll also be able to watch livestream coverage on both the OPTIMA Network on Roku and RYDE TV. 

Viking Performance GT Class (post-1989, 3,200+ pounds, 2wd sedans, 4-seater coupes, etc...)
1. Dave Schotz, 2022 Chevrolet Camaro
2. Bryan Reilly, 2018 Chevrolet Camaro
3. Jake Jackson, 2018 Chevrolet Camaro

Classic Car Liquidators GTV Class (pre-1990, 3200+ pounds)
1. Ryan Breezee, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
2. Brian Hobaugh, 1973 Chevrolet Camaro
3. Garrett Randall, 1970 Chevrolet Corvette

GTS Class (post-1989, 3200+ pounds, two-seaters & awd vehicles)
1. Bob Sobey, 2013 Nissan GT-R
2. Jordan Priestley, 2021 Tesla Model 3
3. Logan Palmer, 2019 Chevrolet Corvette

GTL Class (non-compacts under 3200 pounds)
1. David Carroll, 1975 Datsun 280Z
2. Austin Keys, 2002 Subaru WRX
3. Josh Cummings, 2016 Porsche GT4

No Limit Engineering GTT Class (Trucks & SUVs over 3200 pounds)
1. Dustin Reed, 1972 Chevrolet C10
2. Connor Hoovler, 1972 Ford F100
3. Wesley McFarland, 1974 GMC C10

GeauxMoto GTC Class (two-wheel drive compacts, 107-inch wheelbase or less)
1. Dayton de la Houssaye, 2017 Mazda MX-5
2. Matt Davis, 2021 Mazda MX-5
3. Saroja Day, 2017 Mazda MX-5

Arrington Performance Lucky 7 Outlaw Class (relaxed aero rules, pro drivers allowed)
1. Duke Langley, 2002 Chevrolet Corvette
2. Marcus Fry, 1970 Datsun 510
3. Craig Staley, 2016 Chevrolet Corvette

Summit Racing Spirit of the Event Award: Connor Hoovler, 1972 Ford F100

Speedperks Showdown Award: Michael Arlie, 2018 Chevrolet Camaro

TCI First Timer Award: Lane Farka 2018 Chevrolet Camaro

Anderson Composites Competitor's Choice: Connor Hoovler, 1972 Ford F100

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