OPTIMA Batteries Ultimate Street Car Qualifying series is the first national event series of its kind. They will put street cars of every genre on famous tracks around the country in a new televised series (OPTIMA Batteries Search for the Ultimate Street Car). As part of the event each participant will enjoy three days of heart-pounding automotive events in their street legal performance car.
Registration is now officially open for the first two events of the year – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (March 7-9) in Monterey, California and Texas Motor Speedway (Mach 21-13) in Fort Worth, Texas. The events will also be televised nationally on MAV TV – OPTIMA Batteries Search for the Ultimate Street Car. The 13-episode series will capture all the action over the course of the 10 events. The event is open to everything from European cars, sport compacts, pro-touring muscle cars and exotics.
All entrants who participate in the weekend events will have an opportunity to be invited to Las Vegas and participate in the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) at the end of the year. This is the crown jewel of street car competitions and the championship event for the inaugural series. The event takes place after the world famous SEMA Show. Invitations will be awarded to car and driver pairings with the highest points accumulated over the race weekend. Competitors will also have the opportunity to get an invite by capturing one of the coveted “Spirit of the Event” awards at each event.
Ultimate Street Car Invitational utilizes a tried and true competitive pentathlon which will include a road rally sponsored by Detroit Speed, Inc., autocross sponsored by RideTech, a speed-stop challenge sponsored by Wilwood Disc Brakes, a fast-paced road course competition sponsored by BF Goodrich Tires and a design/engineering competition sponsored by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.
The events encourage participants of all levels with on-site education and instructions for new and experienced drivers alike. Entry into each event, including all five competitive pentathlon segments, will be $500 per entrant ($475 for USCA members). Other event offers include the $50 “Silver” entry, which gives car enthusiasts an opportunity to experience the USCA event as a spectator participate in a segment of the Road Rally and enter their car in the Design & Engineering Challenge. Pit passes are also available for $20/person at each event.
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