OPTIMA® Batteries Announces the 2020 Ultimate Street Car Champion

2020 OUSCI Winner CB Ramey

OPTIMA® Batteries, a leading brand of Clarios, awarded CB Ramey’s 1987 Chevrolet Corvette as the 2020 Ultimate Street Car Invitational Champion at the 13th annual OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, presented by Advance Auto Parts, at Circuit of the Americas.

“This was incredible in every way.  I am very thankful for such a great event, to OPTIMA, FM3, all the folks who helped put it on, and sponsors to make this all come together,” said CB Ramey, first-time winner of the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational. “I am blessed to have great friends, experts, vendors, and competitors. I could not have done it without all of their help this year, and we’ll be bringing all that and more back next year!  Cannot wait!”

“Back for its 13th year, the Invitational has continued to showcase the absolute best all-around street cars in the world," said Cam Douglass, Director of Marketing at OPTIMA Batteries, Clarios. “This year was no different. We saw so many new cars and fierce competition at the finale event at COTA. Competitors really showed up from all over the country to compete for the title at the iconic racetrack to end this year’s series.”

The 2020 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational put competitors and their vehicles to the test through a series of challenges, including the Lucas Oil Road Rally, QA1 Autocross, Falken Tire Road Course Time Trial, PowerStop Speed Stop Challenge, and the Lingenfelter Design and Engineering Competition. Each competitor received points as they competed in the challenges; their scores were totaled to determine the winner in each category. This year, Jake Rozelle took second place overall, competing in a 2003 Chevrolet Corvette, and Paul Curley came in third place in a 2003 Chevrolet Corvette.

The top three winners for the individual competitions are listed below:

QA1 Autocross
· First place: Scot Spiewak, 2003 Chevrolet Corvette
· Second place: Austin Barnes, 2009 Chevrolet Corvette
· Third place: Paul Curley, 2003 Chevrolet Corvette

Falken Tire Hot Lap Challenge
· First place: Jake Rozelle, 2003 Chevrolet Corvette
· Second place: CB Ramey, 1987 Chevrolet Corvette
· Third place: Paul Curley, 2003 Chevrolet Corvette

PowerStop Brakes Speed Stop Challenge
· First place: Clay Shearer, 2015 Porsche 911 Turbo S
· Second place: Robert DeuPree, 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo
· Third place: Paul Curley, 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Lingenfelter Performance Design and Engineering Competition
· First place: Chris Smith, 1970 Chevrolet Camaro
· Second place: Cliff Elliott, 2016 Ford Mustang GT
· Third place: Jim Stehlin, 1973 Chevrolet Camaro and Jonathan Blevins, 2008 Ford Shelby GT500

The 2020 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational will be broadcast on MAVTV on December 11 at 8 p.m. ET and re-airing at 11p.m. ET.

For more information about the OPTIMA Invitational and the 2021 OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series, please visit DriveOPTIMA.com

About OPTIMA® Batteries

OPTIMA high-performance automotive, marine and heavy-duty AGM batteries are manufactured by Clarios, LLC, the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive batteries. OPTIMA REDTOP®, YELLOWTOP® and BLUETOP® batteries feature state-of-the-art SPIRALCELL TECHNOLOGY®. This patented design allows OPTIMA batteries to deliver superior performance in both starting and deep cycling applications. The OPTIMA product family also includes a line of Digital Chargers, with advanced multi-stage charging to charge and maintain a variety of vehicle batteries, maximizing battery life and performance. The newest additions to the OPTIMA YELLOWTOP line are now offered in DIN group sizes H6 and H7. This offering allows a variety of modern vehicles, ranging from late-model domestic performance to European models, to experience the power and performance of OPTIMA Batteries. To learn more or to purchase OPTIMA products, please visit www.optimabatteries.com, call 1-888-8OPTIMA (1-888-867-8462) or find @OPTIMABatteries on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Clarios

Clarios is a world leader in advanced energy storage solutions. We partner with customers to meet increasing market demand for smarter applications, on a global scale. Our 16,000 employees develop, manufacture and distribute a portfolio of evolving battery technologies for virtually every type of vehicle. These technologies deliver uniquely sustainable, next-generation performance, and bring reliability, safety and comfort to everyday lives. We add value at every link in the supply chain, contributing to the progress of the communities we serve and the planet we all share. As a 2020 signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, Clarios is committed to aligning our strategies and operations with universal principles focused on human rights, labor, the environment and anticorruption. Clarios is a subsidiary of Brookfield Business Partners, a business services and industrials company focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses that benefit from barriers to entry and/or low production costs.