Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Fontana

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  This weekend the Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge stopped by the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. It's hard to beat this venue - there's action everywhere. Upon entering the grounds we drove by an exotic car racing school, a small track with go karts zipping around, the Andretti racing experience, and the Chump Car World Series racing on the road course. Of … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – New Orleans

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As we near the end of the season for Optima's Search for the Ultimate Street Car, events like last weekend's NOLA Motorsports Park become even more important. People are battling to be in the top 20 cars to earn that sought after invite to OUSCI in Vegas. One of the smaller events of the season, NOLA let people get some serious point advantages. With a full 100 car field, … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Road America

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Last weekend at Road America was the coolest Optima event since Thunderhill. No blistering 100+ degree temperatures and hot tires here! Starting off the weekend was a car show at Johnson Controls Headquarters near Milwaukee on Friday night. Saturday there would be no racing thanks to the NASCAR & Trans Am events, so they did their road rally by having everybody meet at … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Circuit Of The Americas

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It was a hot one this weekend at OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car at Circuit of the Americas last weekend. With the heat index climbing over 110 degrees and staying there all day long. Even though it was blistering hot, COTA's charm made up for the heat. I believe there were 88 competitors this weekend and it was hard to see them all. The first day was … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Last weekend, Optima took their Search for the Ultimate Street Car to the east coast! This time, they visited Charlotte, North Carolina and the famous Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the country of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a lot of NASCAR influence, these street cars took to the track. The first day, we took over the parking lot next to the ZMax Dragway for Detroit Speed Autocross … [Read more...]

Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Pikes Peak

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About 15 miles south of Colorado Springs lies a track known as Pikes Peak International Raceway. USCA competitor Bob Boileau is the owner of this fine establishment and helps to host OPTIMA's event every year. I've been to many of these events and this was one of my favorite venues. It's hard to beat Road America, but at this track, everything went smoothly and you could see … [Read more...]

Half Priced More Door 1955 Bel Air

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Note From Editor: A few months back I gave my Dad a '55 Bel Air. My friend Kaleb Kelley from Speed Society heard about the story and came out to shoot the car. Below is the story I wrote for him telling the story of my Dad and his '55 Bel Air which ran on the Speed Society site. - TK Just like many kids growing up my Dad was my hero. 30 years later, he still is. I always … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Bowling Green

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The Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge made a stop at the National Corvette Museum race track in Bowling Green, KY. Unfortunately we weren't there to capture all the action as we were out on Power Tour, but we did have our friend Taylor Shenuski there standing behind the lens to grab some images for us. Enjoy and we will have full coverage for the rest of the season, so check … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – New Jersey 2016

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This weekend, Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car finally made it to the east coast. As everybody was heading out to the event, the weather forecast kept getting worse and worse. At times, it looked like it would be pouring the entire time. Thankfully, it cleared up and everybody got plenty of clean runs. On Saturday, the weather started out cloudy and chilly, but no … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Las Vegas 2016

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This weekend, Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car made its second stop in the west at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the same venue for OUSCI after SEMA. This time, it ran a little smoother than OUSCI thanks to less cars, a bigger autocross and less spectators. This weekend was all racing. For this event, the autocross Optima set up rivaled road courses at smaller … [Read more...]