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MAVTV Premiers New Reality Driving Series
USCA fans were given the opportunity to relive the excitement of OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car 2014 season when MAVTV debuted its newest series last Friday, August 1st. Fans followed along as the OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car visited some of the most legendary racetracks in the U.S. in search of the nation’s best performance street cars and watched as the drivers competed in an action packed pentathlon of driving challenges that put their cars and driving skills through the ultimate test.
“OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car” pits drivers of street-legal performance cars against one another as they battle for an invitation to the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway following the 2014 SEMA Show. To earn a spot in the “Big Show,” drivers must compete in the Detroit Speed and Engineering Road Rally, the Ridetech Autocross and the Wilwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge, have their vehicles’ judged in the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Design and Engineering competition and finally try to set the fastest lap in their class during the BFG Road Course Challenge. Adding to the excitement of the series are the track locations themselves, with drivers proving their mettle while following in the footsteps of racing legends as they tackle Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s famous “corkscrew” or navigate the famous Rolex24 course at Daytona at night and under the lights.
The TV series kicked off Friday, August 1st with an introductory episode that introduced viewers to the event concept, philosophies, and sponsors. The show also introduced viewers to tracks, drivers, and their vehicles, and gave viewers a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to compete in these events as drivers push themselves and their cars to the limit. Tune in for the next episode on August 8th at 8PM as the USCA relives the excitement form Laguna Seca. Watch drivers deal with triumph, disappointment, mechanical failures as well as physical and emotional stress, as they prepare to leave it all on the track in an effort to secure a spot in the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational. OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car will continue to air on MAV TV through the month of August highlighting the most memorable parts of the 2014 season. Don’t forget to set your DVR’s to record upcoming episodes taking place at Laguna Seca Aug 8, Texas Motor Speedway Aug 15, Daytona International Speedway Aug 22, and Auto Club Fontana Aug 29. Be sure to check the air times below so you don’t miss a second of the action.
Don’t miss your chance to join in on the action and get yourself and your car featured on the show. There are still three events left in the season as the series heads to Michigan International Speedway, Sebring International Race Complex and Pittsburgh International Race Complex over the next three months. Head over to www.DriveUSCA.com to purchase driver or spectator tickets for upcoming events and be sure to check out the new “News” section while you’re there to see race recaps, series news and special discount offers.
Don’t forget to catch the premiere of “OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car” Friday night at 8PM ET/PT. If you don’t have MAVTV or don’t know where to find it, contact your TV provider or click here for more information on where to find the show.
Upcoming Air Dates for August:
August 1st 8PM OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car TV Series Intro Special
August 1st 11PM OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car TV Series Intro Special
August 2nd 8PM OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car TV Series Intro Special
August 3rd 5AM OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car TV Series Intro Special
August 8th 8PM USCA Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
August 8th 11PM USCA Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
August 9th 8PM USCA Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
August 10th 5AM USCA Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
August 15th 8PM USCA Texas Motor Speedway
August 15th 11PM USCA Texas Motor Speedway
August 16th 8PM USCA Texas Motor Speedway
August 17th 5AM USCA Texas Motor Speedway
August 22nd 8PM USCA Daytona International Speedway
August 22nd 11PM USCA Daytona International Speedway
August 23rd 8PM USCA Daytona International Speedway
August 24th 5AM USCA Daytona International Speedway
August 29th 8PM USCA Auto Club Speedway
August 29th 11PM USCA Auto Club Speedway
August 30th 8PM USCA Auto Club Speedway
August 31st 5AM USCA Auto Club Speedway
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