New street car challenge

Registration opens for first two events

Eric Kaminsky - February 01, 2014 10:00 AM


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Registration is now open for the first two events in the new OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Qualifying Series.

OPTIMA Batteries has formed an alliance with the newly formed Ultimate Street Car Association (USCA) to prioritize safety and generate an exciting platform to have fun driving high performance street vehicles. The USCA will be the exclusive sanctioning body for “The OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Qualifying Series” and the “OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational”.

The first events scheduled are March 7-9 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, and March 21-23 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Forth Worth.

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) – the crown jewel of street car competitions and the championship event for this series – after the world famous SEMA Show in November.

OUSCI invitations will be awarded to car and driver pairings with the highest points accumulated for the weekend. Competitors will also have the opportunity to get an invite to OUSCI by capturing one of the coveted “Spirit of the Event” awards at each event. 

All events will include a road rally sponsored by Detroit Speed, Inc., an 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.

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, enter their car in the Lingenfelter Design & Engineering Challenge and participate in a segment of the Detroit Speed, Inc. Road Rally. Pit passes are also available for $20/person at each event.


For more information on Ultimate Street Car Association, including a list of track dates, rules and membership information, please visit