Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge is hosted by the Ultimate Street Car Association (USCA) is a sanctioning body formed to create safe, fun and high profile national automotive events for street legal performance vehicles.
USCA Event Format:
Each event schedule will be packed from start to finish and contain FIVE key segments:
Design & Engineering
All vehicles entered into the USCA competition will be judged on their construction and modifications that enhance the look, performance, and/or functionality of a stock vehicle while maintaining or enhancing the Daily Drive comfort features and accessories. The competition is for high performance Street Cars and must strike a balance to:
- reach the highest performance on the track
- contain features that allow it to be driven daily
- achieve high quality fit and finish
- involve the use of innovative and cutting edge ideas and parts
The end result should be a clean and pleasing overall package. A panel of Judges will use exacting criteria to evaluate each car using a numerical rating.
The Road Rally is the single event that establishes the ability for the vehicle to be driven on the street. Routes will typically be 25 to 100 miles long and may or may not include stops.
The Road Rally is not a race and all traffic laws must be obeyed. Vehicles must meet rules to enable them to be compliant with safety and environmental laws/regulations. Bonus points will be accumulated for the weekend competition and the series.
The Speed-Stop competition is a timed event that establishes the ability of the car and driver to accelerate, negotiate tight turns, and stop in a designated spot. Traction and braking are the two key mechanical tests, while timing and car control are the two driver tests.
The Speed-Stop is purely time based with the lowest time receiving the highest score.
The Autocross competition is a timed event that establishes the ability of the car and driver to negotiate tight turns, slow speed maneuvers, short straightaways and a stop within a designated spot.
Overall vehicle balance and handling are the two key mechanical tests, while car control and course accuracy are the two driver tests. The AX is purely time based with the lowest time receiving the highest score.
The Road Course competition is a timed event that establishes the ability of the car and driver to negotiate a variety of turns and straightaways in the shortest time. Very simply, this is the test to see how closely a street car can perform in real road racing conditions.
The Road Course competition is purely time based with the lowest time receiving the highest score.