Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Road America

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

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 – New Jersey 2016

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

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...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge: Fontana 2015

https://youtu.be/tyML9h06WFU HOT HOT HOT! This event was hot in every way, but mostly in the literal term. Temperatures soared well over 100 degrees, then add in acres of black top and fire breathing engines and you have a sweat-tastic event. Even with the heat, everybody was smiling and pushing their cars to the limits all weekend long. A little heat wasn't scaring anybody … [Read more...]