DriveOPTIMA at VIR 2022 Album One

Ultimate Streetcar
Advance Auto Parts
Halifax County, VA

The fifth stop and the final qualifying opportunity East of the Mississippi for competitors in OPTIMA's 2022 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts took place at VIRginia International Raceway. See a massive photo gallery of images from this event below, as well as the top finishers. Head over to to learn more about the series and how you can compete in 2023 and beyond!

GT Class (post-1989, 3,200+ pounds, 2wd sedans, 4-seater coupes, etc...)
1. Jonathan Blevins, 2008 Ford Mustang
2. Phil Wurz, 2015 BMW M4
3. James Thomas, 2016 Ford Mustang

Classic Car Liquidators GTV Class (pre-1990, 3200+ pounds)
1. Jason Bottenfield, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
2. Ron Scott, 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
3. Tom Farrington, 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle

GTS Class (post-1989, 3200+ pounds, two-seaters & awd vehicles)
1. Richard Forsythe, 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
2. Ryan Mathews, 2002 Chevrolet Corvette
3. Bret Voelkel, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Holley EFI GTL Class (non-compacts under 3200 pounds)
1. Rob Edmonds, 2001 Chevrolet Corvette
2. Jason Graves, 2001 Chevrolet Corvette

No Limit Engineering GTT Class (Trucks & SUVs over 3200 pounds)
1. Stephen Dorrick, 2005 Nissan Frontier
2. Jesse Vaughn, 1978 Chevrolet C10
3. Bob Folkestad, 1984 Chevrolet C10

GeauxMoto GTC Class (two-wheel drive compacts, 107-inch wheelbase or less)
1. John Laughlin, 2007 Honda S2000
2. Doug Wind, 2004 Dodge SRT-4
3. Darren Garvin, 1973 Datsun 240Z

Speedtech Performance Lucky 7 Outlaw Class (relaxed aero rules, pro drivers allowed)
1. Justin Peachey, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette
2. Preston Folkestad, 1988 Ford Mustang
3. Jeremy Salenius, 1965 Ford Mustang

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

Summit Racing Spirit of the Event Award:
Lori Collett, 2018 Chevrolet Camaro

2022 OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car Schedule
Charlotte Motor Speedway March 18-20
Sonoma Raceway April 30-May 2
Road America May 20-22
Portland International Raceway July 15-17
VIRginia International Raceway October 7-9
Utah Motorsports Campus October 14-16

OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational LVMS November 2-7