FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: City of Industry, CA (July 19, 2018) – Anderson Composites congratulates the winners of Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car Challenge at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colorado July 7-8. This was the fourth of eight events organized by the Ultimate Street Car Association for 2018. The two-day event featured five segments for the 109 drivers to earn points within their class. Day one consisted of autocross, design and engineering evaluation and road-rally. Day two included a 2-mile road course and a speed stop challenge.
The top five drivers in the GT class all use Anderson components for their Camaro or Mustang. These drivers are: Jonathan Blevins, Eric Sheely, Cliff Elliott, John Grow and Paul Molina. Jonathan Blevins of Chicane 23 and his 2008 Ford Mustang tied with Eric Sheely’s 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE in points. The tie-breaking decision came to the Design and Engineering segment, which nudged Blevins for the class win for the event. Jonathan is also the current points leader to date for the 2018 season. Paul Molina won the autocross segment with his 2017 Shelby GT350R. Paul uses Anderson Composites’ GT350 carbon fiber hood and decklid. He plans to utilize more carbon fiber components to lighten his car to make it even more competitive later in the season. Congratulations to all five drivers.
Jordan Priestley of JDP Motorsports finished third in his GTS class and took 5th place overall in points for the weekend. Jordan drives a 2017 Chevrolet C7 Z06 Corvette featuring an Anderson Composites carbon fiber hood along with other carbon fiber body components. JDP prepped Eric Sheely’s 2018 Camaro and John Grow’s 2014 Camaro and the results speak for themselves.
Anderson Composites is a sponsor of USCA and a presenter for the “Driver’s Choice Award” which is determined by all the participating drivers at the weekend event. The award is a custom-made carbon fiber license plate and frame featuring the Optima, USCA and Anderson logos. The Driver’s Choice Award was given to Tyler Gibson in the GTL class for his 1972 International Scout. Tyler’s Scout features a built, naturally aspirated Small-block Chevy engine that produces 400 rwhp, custom suspension and steering. The body was smoothed over by removing drip rails and flush mounting windows then set on a modified S-10 frame. This was his first Optima event and he enjoyed every minute of it. Congratulations to Tyler for his award!
USCA has made a commitment to produce national events that will establish a consistently formatted series for enthusiasts of all skill levels. From series membership, social and vendor interaction activities, to serious competition; the USCA will offer something relevant to all street car and performance enthusiasts, manufacturers and service providers. Learn more about USCA at their website www.driveusca.com.
About Chicane 23
Chicane 23 was formed to help fellow racers get the parts they need to win races and advice on parts that fit their driving needs. We are a company of both weekend HPDE drivers and experienced racers and we have a passion for assisting fellow track enthusiasts get the most out of their driving experience. Chicane 23 is an authorized dealer for Ford Performance Racing and CorteX Racing, the goal being to provide our customers the best options for a Street car, Open Track or Race prepped vehicles. Chicane 23 has the parts for your driving experience, whether it’s a spirited drive on an open road, or a full-on motorsports event. At C23 we are here to listen to your needs and to guide you to the best products that will yield the most efficient and best overall results. To learn more about Chicane 23, visit their website www.chicane23.com
About JDP Motorsports
Jordan Priestley (JDP Motorsports) in Sandy, Utah is a full-service GM LSx performance shop that offers parts sales, installations, race-prep, and in-house custom tuning on our DynoJet 224xLC dyno. We specialize in GM LSx platforms from 2002 to present, bringing unimagined total vehicle performance to our customers. We’ve used and installed just about every performance product on the market, which means we have the knowledge and experience to help our customers find the right components the first time that will give you the most reliable performance gains. It also means great tech support for our online customers. Learn more about JDP and their services on their website www.jdpmotorsports.com.
About Anderson Composites
Anderson Composites, located in the heart of Southern California, specializes in carbon fiber body panels for late-model domestic muscle vehicles. A focus on performance and quality differentiates Anderson Composites from the competition. Each product is designed to not only look incredible but also offer performance advantages such as weight savings, enhanced cooling and improved aerodynamics. The Anderson Composites brand was launched by a handful of SoCal automotive enthusiast to pool their passion and knowledge of domestic muscle vehicles and provide fellow gearheads a new source for late model domestic muscle vehicle components. This vast collection of experience compiled from years of grassroots and sanctioned motorsports (road racing, drag racing, off-road racing and even some motorcycle racing) is driving some of the most innovative lightweight body parts which are both aesthetically stunning and functional. Anderson Composites has robust resources to manufacture carbon fiber and fiberglass products through the latest technologies and best practices. Anderson Composites capabilities and proprietary processes can be tailored to meet the demands of the automotive aftermarket as well as private-label projects. You can learn more at www.andersoncomposites.com.