LINGENFELTER WINS OPTIMA FACEOFF
Modified 5th Gen Camaro Posted Fastest Lap Time
Andy Bolig - June 29, 2012 03:38 PM
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering's impressive L/28 Camaro is the overall winner of the OPTIMA(r) Faceoff at Road America, posting the event's fastest time in the BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge of 1:39.412 at the hands of driver Danny Popp.
The modified 2010 Camaro L28 is used to develop and test Lingenfelter and partner company components. It is powered by a Lingenfelter 427 CID/7.0L crate engine; Tremec 6 speed transmission; LPE 9.5" rear axle; Pedders Suspension "Justice Package" including coil-over struts, sway bars and bushings; Brembo Brakes; Forgeline Wheels; and Goodyear tires.
Running the short course at Road America, the Camaro reached speeds in excess of 148 MPH and measured 1.35G's in the corners. All the components to build this potent ride, as well as turnkey cars, are available at www.lingenfelter.com.
"As the only 5th Gen Camaro to win an OPTIMA event, we rose to the challenge and showed Road America spectators how our 681-horsepower Camaro can truly perform at the track," said Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. "We are very proud of our team's commitment to quality and precise engineering, which delivered the performance enhancements needed to fuel Lingenfelter to victory."
Official OPTIMA at Road America results:
Wilwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge
3 - #36 1966 Chevelle - Tom Farrington - 20.502
2 - #53 2010 LPE Camaro - Danny Popp - 20.453
1 - #43 2005 Porsche Carrera GT - Darren Draves - 20.394
RideTech Street Challenge Autocross
3 - #50 1933 Ford Roadster - Bret Voelkel - 41.585
2 - #53 2010 LPE Camaro - Danny Popp - 40.557
1 - #51 1967 Camaro - Britt Marloff - 40.310
BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge
3 - #51 1967 Camaro - Britt Marloff - 1:44.336
2 - #43 2005 Porsche Carrera - Darren Draves - 1:39.977
1 - #53 2010 LPE Camaro - Danny Popp - 1:39.412
OPTIMA Faceoff at Road America presented by Royal Purple (overall)
3 - #43 2005 Porsche Carrera - Darren Draves - 62 pts.
2 - #51 1967 Camaro - Britt Marloff - 68 pts.
Winner - #53 2010 LPE Camaro - Danny Popp - 74 pts.