Gallery: Optima Streetcar Challenge Race 2 – Daytona International Speedway

Click Here to Begin Slideshow The 6th season of the OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series continued last weekend at Florida's Daytona International Speedway. The series draws the best of the best in street-legal cars, SUVs and trucks to seven tracks spread the USA, each driver hoping to qualify for the 12th annual OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational. Chris Smith of Smitty's Custom Automotive, Ltd took the win in the Classic Car Liquidators GTV Class. Cliff Elliott ruled the OPTIMA Batteries GT Class, and Cody Mason finished first in the new Outlaw Class. Jamie Elliott both won the TCI Engineering First Timer's award and claimed victory in the Holley EFI GTL Class. Jeff Schwartz of Schwartz Performance Inc. in the GTC Class and Dr. Karen Waters Thomas in the OPTIMA Chargers GTE Class took first place awards as well, as did Steve Kepler in the RECARO GTS Class. Photographer Gary Rosier attended the weekend races at Daytona, and sent in some fantastic photo coverage. You can see even more of it over on Hot Rod Hotline.com. For more about the Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series, visit DriveUSCA.com.

Gallery: Optima Streetcar Challenge Race 2 - Daytona International Speedway

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The 6th season of the OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series continued last weekend at Florida's Daytona International Speedway. The series draws the best of the best in street-legal cars, SUVs and trucks to seven tracks spread the USA, each driver hoping to qualify for the 12th annual OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational.

Chris Smith of Smitty's Custom Automotive, Ltd took the win in the Classic Car Liquidators GTV Class. Cliff Elliott ruled the OPTIMA Batteries GT Class, and Cody Mason finished first in the new Outlaw Class. Jamie Elliott both won the TCI Engineering First Timer's award and claimed victory in the Holley EFI GTL Class. Jeff Schwartz of Schwartz Performance Inc. in the GTC Class and Dr. Karen Waters Thomas in the OPTIMA Chargers GTE Class took first place awards as well, as did Steve Kepler in the RECARO GTS Class.

Photographer Gary Rosier attended the weekend races at Daytona, and sent in some fantastic photo coverage. You can see even more of it over on Hot Rod Hotline.com.

For more about the Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series, visit DriveUSCA.com.

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Gary Rosier took up photography 4 years ago in his retirement, but has discovered a passion for covering automotive and aeromotive events, particularly around Daytona Beach, FL. You can also find him on Facebook and his own site http://www.carsplaneslandscapes.com.

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