The Optima Batteries Ultimate Streetcar series invades Bowling Green

One of the most popular stops every year on the Optima Batteries Search for the Ultimate Streetcar series is the racetrack at the NCM Motorsports Park. The event sells out early every year with a significant wait-list.

This means the competition is high at one of America’s premier club racetracks. It’s also no surprise to see plenty of Corvettes, all of which are built just over the highway at the Corvette plant. The field saw a C2, a C4, and many C5’s, C6’s, and C7’s. There was also a brand new ZR1 being campaigned alongside a new Grand Sport of the same color!

Day-1: The Detroit Speed and Engineering Autocross

The Optima/USCA crew always strives to design the best autocross courses in the country, but this one was something special. More than one seasoned competitor was overheard saying that this was the best autocross course they had ever driven. It had a great flow to it with very few choke points that would throw a driver off their line.

With a very fast and diverse field of competitors, the Corvettes had more than their fair share of competition. The GT and GTV classes were stacked with Chevys, Fords, Pontiacs, and even a Rambler American! Thanks again the Detroit Speed and the rest of our fellow sponsors for helping put on another great event. Click into the gallery below to look through the 50+ images below to find your car!

Learn more about the Optima Batteries Ultimate Streetcar series at the link below, and check back for our coverage of day 2 later this week. If you want to learn more about the previous Optima event be sure to check out our NOLA coverage here!


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