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...]

USCA Optima Recap Day One: Autocross and Speed Stop

Saturday was the first day of competition at this years USCA Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational in Las Vegas. This year saw a brand new venue for the event, being held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Preparations had been going on all week and when Saturday arrived the weather was perfect and the activities began. At daybreak trucks and trailers started filling the … [Read more...]

Mark Stielows latest 69 Camaro project “Hellfire”

We have a build thread over on the forums of Marks latest 69 Camaro. Here's the plan: • Thomson Automotive 427 supercharged engine • T-56 D&D Prepared trans • Full DSE Chassis • Full Anvil Carbon Fiber Front clip • Carbon Fiber Brakes with ABS • Rick Fuel tank with a Vapor Works Controls • Wider rims front and rear than Red Devil • Data … [Read more...]

USCA Final event at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Despite a rainy, blustery Saturday, all the competitors and spectators had fun. Sunday was cold and windy, but with the rain holding off, some quick times were seen on the road course. Four competitors were invited to OUSCI, Billy Utley in the GT3K class, Bradley Yonkers in GT2K, Larry Woo in AWD, and Andrew Neir received the K&N Spirit of the Event award. This years' … [Read more...]

USCA at Michigan International Day 2: BFG Hot Lap Challenge

Another day of fun ensued on Sunday, with the competitors hitting the road course for the BF Goodrich Hot Lap Challenge. With almost half of the NASCAR oval involved, a chicane kept the speed to sub mach. Lap times were blistering, the fast time even quicker than was turned during the 14 hour Chumpcar race the day before. Several participants and yours truly took a stint in the … [Read more...]

USCA at Michigan International Raceway: Day 1

Day one is in the books. This included the autocross and speed stop challenges. The Ultimate Street Car Association puts on an incredible event, and this weeks Michigan International Speedway event was no exception. Enjoy the pics from Day 1 and be sure and check back later today or tomorrow for the Day 2 road course and final results. … [Read more...]

USCA Gateway Track Videos and Pics

One of our Lateral-G members sent in these pictures of his weekend at the USCA Optima qualifier at Gateway Motorsports Park. Thanks to Lance (SSLance) for sharing these with us! We'll start with a video of his last track session on the road course. "You'll see a black Challenger on the track at one point, that is the MAV TV Crew Camera Chase car...I'm certain they got … [Read more...]

USCA Gateway Motorsports Park: Day Two

Sunday was the BF Goodrich Hot Lap Challenge at Gateway Motorsports Park. Jet Hot Performance Coatings made sure the instructors were on hand, and even the Expert run group were seen getting track pointers from them. Over 2000 competitive laps were run this weekend! I think everyone got enough track time! The K&N Spirit of the Event Invitation was awarded to Rodney … [Read more...]

USCA Gateway Motorsports Park: Day One

Day One of the Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car at Gateway Motorsports Park has come to a close. Over 1000 timed runs were made by the competitors: I think everyone had as much track time as they wanted! Cars spanning the 1960's through 2014 attacked the Ridetech Autocross course and ate up the Wilwood Speed Stop challenge. Tires were smoking, and brakes were … [Read more...]