RideTech 48 Hour Corvette WINS Optima Texas!

A tired yet excited Chris Smith with the RideTech 48 Hour Corvette in Texas' Winner's Circle! In keeping with our original intentions, we have thrashed the 48 Hour Corvette since its birth a mere 14 days ago. This weekend at the Optima Ultimate Street Car event in Ft. Worth Texas we were rewarded with our first WIN! Chris Smith was able to pilot the Corvette to a convincing … [Read more...]

Tmcp #235 Ken Thwaits – Racer, Camaro Collector, Business Owner, 2014 OSUSC Points Leader

  This weeks interview is with Ken Thwaits, race car driver, car collector, entrepreneur, and the inaugural 2014 points champion of the 2014 Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car. He is also founder and President of Precision Dynamics International. I asked Ken onto the show because, quite honestly, in our small world of muscle car racing he came onto the scene a … [Read more...]

Advance Auto Parts USCA 2015 Event #1 – Thunderhill Raceway Park

Advance Auto Parts USCA 2015 Event #1 – Thunderhill Tony Huntimer The USCA Series If you don’t already know, the USCA is the Ultimate Street Car Association. It’s a sanctioning body formed to create safe, fun, and high profile national events for street legal performance vehicles. This association is used to find the cars to populate the Optima [Batteries] Ultimate Street … [Read more...]

Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Presented by Advance Auto Parts

Wake Up!! The alarm clock went off at 4 a.m. Still half asleep, I knew that meant it was time to get up and hit the road to Thunderhill Raceway Park for the opening Optima qualifier for 2015. My wife has always been supportive of my hobby, but had never attended a track event with me, so this was going to be a first for both of us. The weather was calling for a chance of … [Read more...]

Tmcp #226 Wes Drelleshak’s ’59 Apache “Muscle Truck”: Racing With The Big Boys

  This weeks interview is with Wes Drelleshak, the creator and racer of his 1959 Apache muscle-truck appropriately named “Project Long Shot.” He will be campaigning against some of the best drivers and cars ever at the 2014 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational! As he’s essentially taking a butter knife to a gun fight I thought it might be fun to have Wes come onto … [Read more...]

USCA Optima Recap Day Two: Road Course

I got to the track around 8:30, and they were getting ready to make the final runs for a handful of cars who did not complete the autocross on Saturday. But all eyes were on the road course today, for me this is my favorite event. After the tractor made its final pass with the large broom to remove the last of the debris on the track, they started letting cars out by group to … [Read more...]