Shifting Into Overdrive for Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car at Road America
The third stop of the 2022 Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car season took place on May 20-22 at Road America. For the second time, Forgeline not only sponsored the event, but also had the opportunity to participate, as Forgeline president Dave Schardt competed in the GTV class with his famous 1970 “FN Camaro” Chevrolet Camaro.
Unfortunately, after a best-ever performance in the autocross, the FN Camaro suffered a mechanical failure on the road course which ended Dave’s weekend early. However, the quality of the event, thanks to Optima Batteries events and FM3 Marketing, still made for an enjoyable weekend, despite some mechanical woes for a few participants.
The event proved very successful for a large contingent of Forgeline customers who saw success in their various classes, earned invitations to the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, or received special recognition. This long list includes:
1st Place: Jason Bottenfield, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro on Forgeline forged three piece CR3 wheels
2nd Place: Brendan King, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro on Forgeline one piece forged monoblock VX1R wheels
3rd Place: Tom Farrington, 1966 Chevrolet Chevrolet on Forgeline forged three piece GA3R wheels
1st Place: Stephen Dorrick, 2005 Nissan Frontier on Forgeline one piece forged monoblock GS1R-6 wheels
2nd Place: Scott Maeyaert, 1972 Chevrolet C10 on Forgeline forged three piece GX3 Open Lug wheels
3rd Place: Bob Folkestad, 1984 Chevrolet C10 on Forgeline forged three piece GA3 wheels
1st Place: Mike Rovere, 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 on Forgeline one piece forged monoblock GS1R wheels
Congrats to all of the competitors who rose to the challenge, at the 2022 Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car event at Road America. And thanks to Optima Batteries and FM3 Marketing for providing another fun opportunity to race!