Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational 2019!

Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational 2019! Every year we’re surprised by the level of competition at Optima’s Ultimate Street Car Invitational. The level of drivers and cars increases exponentially as everybody strives to make their car the best of the best at OUSCI. This year, Chris “Smitty” Smith took the points championship for the series with the RideTech Track1 … [Read more...]

FORGELINES 1970 PRO TOURING “FN CAMARO”

FORGELINES 1970 PRO TOURING "FN CAMARO " Photos by Tim King, Text by McCullough Public Relations Forgeline Motorsports knows a thing or four about all-out performance. It’s with this same single-minded focus that the team at Forgeline has decided to build their own pro-touring style 1970 Camaro. “We’ve been dreaming about building our own world class, pro-touring machine … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car – DAYTONA!

Daytona Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge DAYTONA. A single word that conjures up images of racing, steep banking, ultra high speeds, and sunshine. This past weekend at the Optima Ultimate Street Car Series, there was no shortage of any of those. If you've never been before, Daytona is a mecca for automotive racing and one of the largest tracks we've ever been to. High … [Read more...]

Lateral-G’s Top 12 Articles of 2017!

Since the end of the year is approaching, we like to stop and take a look back on the year and see everything that went on. With that, we started looking at which stories were the most popular and we decided to compile those into a list for you to check out. Without further ado, here's the Top 12 most popular stories for 2017, right here on Lateral-G. 12. Holley LS … [Read more...]

How To: AGM Battery Maintenance and Care

Most people don’t think about their battery when it’s performing as it should, but rather, when something goes wrong. It always seems that something goes wrong at the worst possible time. Many AGM batteries, including OPTIMA Batteries, are manufactured to last for years. But how do you keep your battery powering through for that long without any issues? The keys include proper … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Fontana

  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

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

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 – Charlotte Motor Speedway

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...]