Falken tire drivers dominate vintage class at Optima Ultimate event
Multiple SCCA National Solo Champion Mike Maier, driving a Ford Mustang, won the overall Vintage Class at Round 3 of the Optima Ultimate Street Car Event in Las Vegas, Nevada, running on Falken’s ultra-high performance Azenis RT615K tire.
In fact, the top four drivers in the class also chose the RT615K for their vehicles and came out ahead of the competition.
The Optima Ultimate Street Car Event is sanctioned by the Ultimate Street Car Association (USCA), an organization created to deliver safe, fun and high profile national automotive events for street legal performance vehicles. Competitors accrue points in various driving events pitting handling skill and timing against other entrants. Events can include autocross, speed stops, road course, road rally and hot lap segments. Falken is the official road course sponsor of the series.
“Most entrants compete in their daily drivers,” noted Jonathon Bradford, Falken’s Motorsports Marketing and Events Manager. “What sets our competitors apart from everyone else is the time-tested, track-tested Azenis RT615k, our championship-winning tire. Plus, Mike knows a thing or two about winning, as does Brian Hobaugh, who placed second overall in the Sports Car Class.”
Future Optima events include:
Jun. 6-7, NCM Raceway, Bowling Green, KY
Jun. 20-21, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
Jul. 25-26, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
Aug. 8-9, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Colorado Springs, CO
Aug. 28-30, Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI
Oct. 10-11 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA
Nov. 8-9, Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, Las Vegas, NV
July 24-26, 28th Pacific Northwest Nationals, Puyallup, WA
August 14-16, 14th Great Northwest Nationals, Spokane, WA
August 21-23, 29th West Coast Nationals, Pleasanton, CA
September 11-13, 18th Colorado Nationals, Loveland, CO
September 18-20, 4th Nostalgia Nationals, Bowling Green, KY
October 2-4, 23rd Lone Star Nationals, Fort Worth, TX
October 23-25, 22nd Southeastern Nationals, Concord, NC
November 14-15, 26th Autumn Get-Together, Pleasanton, CA
November 20-22, 18th Southwest Nationals, Scottsdale, AZ