Got the win at last weekends Optima Ultimate Street Car event!

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Got the win at last weekends Optima Ultimate Street Car event!

Postby Chad-1stGen » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:21 pm

This is the third year I've been competing with the Optima Ultimate Street Car series. I've podiumed in the GTV class many times and was 3rd at the three qualifying events I ran in 2017. But this past weekend I finally won the class! There are 5 different segments you earn points on but it was my killer autocross run (1st in class) that got me the event win!

I owe most of the development in my autocross skills to Cal Club with special thanks to Tom Berry. I was repping the club with my 2017 championship jacket most of the weekend due to the cold weather. The cold made me thankful to be on Falken's for the autocross!

We got 10 runs total and I was trailing in 2nd all day until my last run where I managed to drop .7 out of nowhere. Still not a perfect run but I wanted to share here:



PS. Useless fun fact. I placed 9th overall for all classes in the event with raw time. According to my imprecise math I would of been top PAX :)

Overall, we had quite a few Cal Club members in attendance who performed very well!
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Re: Got the win at last weekends Optima Ultimate Street Car event!

Postby George Schilling » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:45 pm

Congrats on a job well done Chad! :thumbup:
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Re: Got the win at last weekends Optima Ultimate Street Car event!

Postby Lauren Kane Porta » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:46 am

Congrats!

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Re: Got the win at last weekends Optima Ultimate Street Car event!

Postby David Watson » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:57 am

Outstanding! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Got the win at last weekends Optima Ultimate Street Car event!

Postby Mike Simanyi » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:30 pm

Congrats on the Optima event Chad, but I have to say I was incredibly impressed by the times you put down at the Pro for your win in CAM.

Your car *and* your driving seem to be hitting their stride.

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Re: Got the win at last weekends Optima Ultimate Street Car event!

Postby Chad-1stGen » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:17 am

Thanks everyone!

I wrote an article covering the GTV class shenanigans at Optima on my site too.

https://www.autoxandtrack.com/autoxandt ... a-gtv-win/

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Re: Got the win at last weekends Optima Ultimate Street Car event!

Postby Randy Gonzalez » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:33 am

And sporting the Cal Club champ jacket in all the photos! Representing :thumbup:
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Re: Got the win at last weekends Optima Ultimate Street Car event!

Postby Danny Castillo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:43 am

Great job, Chad!
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Re: Got the win at last weekends Optima Ultimate Street Car event!

Postby Tom Berry » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:57 pm

Great driving Chad ! Looking forward to seeing you shine at the SCCA Solo Nats!


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