Golden Tickets for 2013 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational

New Entries Selected from the SEMA 2013 Show Floor


Optima Ultimate Street Car invitational, 1973 Camaro

1973 Chevy Camaro owned by Randy Johnson is a “Golden Ticket” Winner and will be racing on Saturday 11/9 at Spring Mountain Ranch


OPTIMA® Batteries Announces “Golden Ticket” Winners for the 2013 Ultimate Street Car Invitational

Best-of-the-Best SEMA Show Vehicles Selected to Compete In Sixth Annual Invitational on November 9th


November 7, 2013 (LAS VEGAS) – OPTIMA® Batteries announced the final vehicle participants for the 2013 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, during a press conference at the SEMA Show. These qualifiers were selected by a committee of OPTIMA and industry representatives who walked the SEMA show floor in Las Vegas to recognize the best of the best across all performance vehicle segments.


The following drivers are the finalists selected, earning a spot to compete in this year’s OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational:

  • 2010 Audi R8, William Horan
  • 1950 Chevy Thriftmaster Truck, Jonathan Ward
  • 1993 Mazda RX-7, Scott Sangpiel
  • 1973 Chevy Camaro, Randy Johnson
  • 2013 Ford Focus ST-M, Mark German
  • 1969 Pontiac GTO, Darren Nickleson
  • 1965 Ford Mustang, Alan Palmer
  • 1995 Toyota Supra, Joe Delgato
  • 1968 Chevy Camaro, Karl Dunn
  • 1967 Ford Mustang, Ed Moss


“There are so many extraordinary vehicles at SEMA and we are always impressed with the quality of unique vehicles that are at the show,” says Cam Douglass, director of product development and marketing for OPTIMA Batteries. “This final list of vehicles includes some standout selections that make the perfect addition to this weekend’s competition.”


OPTIMA Invitational spectator tickets are still available for purchase online at, but enthusiasts who cannot attend the sixth annual event will be able to view the action during a national TV special to air on MAVTV in early 2014. The OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational is presented by Royal Purple Synthetic Oil and K&N Filters. This year’s event sponsors are BFGoodrich Tires, Detroit Speed and Engineering, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Ridetech and Wilwood Disc Brakes. And finally, associate sponsors include Magnaflow Performance Exhaust, The Roadster Shop, Centerforce Performance Clutch, MAC Tools and Jet-Hot Coatings.


More info about the rides racing at the OUSCI