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...]

Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Pikes Peak

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

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

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

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 – Thunderhill

Text and Photos by Kaleb Kelley This weekend, Optima kicked off their Search for the Ultimate Street Car at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA. With a full field, the competition was nonstop. Jake Rozelle and Mike Maier battled it out in the GTV class. A big variety showed up with a lot of fast cars and fast drivers. As the series grows every year, the cars and drivers get … [Read more...]

2015 Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge Invitational

The 2015 Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Challenge has officially wrapped up! After an entire year of racing all over the country at some of the best tracks, it all lead up to this final event. Held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, on Saturday November, 7th and Sunday November 8th. After waiting a year, there was a ton of suspense and excitement for not only … [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...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge: Road America

Text and Photo's by Kaleb Kelley OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car Challenge set off on Friday at Johnson Control's headquarters in Glendale, MI. A quick car show with food provided brought the participants in to register and show off their car. Afterwards, everybody headed to Andrew Chevrolet for dinner and viewing of the first episode of OPTIMA's Search for the … [Read more...]