DSE “Equipped” Rides Capture the GTV and GT Class for the Third Straight Event at the Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car from Road America
Mooresville, NC – The engine that is propelling the Detroit Speed team forward is showing no signs of slowing down as the team took the Test Cars to Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI and dominated. Kyle swept the GTV class in the DSE 1970 Camaro Test Car on the way to a comfortable 1st place overall in the class. Not to be outdone was DSE Engineer, Ryan Mathews, driving the DSE 2012 White Monster Camaro Test Car. Ryan Mathews took home two of the three racing events in the GT class to edge out the 2nd place finisher by 109.6667 – 107.40.
It was a busy three days for the team as this event is a little different than other events. The NASCAR Xfinity race took place on Saturday at Road America meaning all official timed events are compressed into one day as apposed to two days for all other events.
The weekend officially kicked off Friday afternoon in Milwaukee at Johnson Controls, which is Optima Batteries Headquarters, for a car show and a hot dog lunch. Following this the competitors moved down the street to Andrew Chevrolet for the Holley Welcome Party and registration. Saturday started with all the competitors being treated to a special tour of the Snap On plant in Milwaukee. It was a really great tour, we appreciate everyone at Snap On for their hospitality.
After the tour, all the competitors piled back into their street machines and made the trip to Road America where they were treated with Xfinity series passes to watch the race.
Well, it was finally here and it was going to be a busy day. All timed events would be taking place that day and with so many cars it was going to be a challenge. Tucker Kyle finished with the highest points total for the weekend out of all classes with a score of 119.7333 which gave him the GTV class win and might have just wrapped up the regular season GTV championship. Our good friend, Mike Maier, ran hard all weekend and finished 2nd while Jake Rozelle finished 3rd in his DSE “Equipped” 1969 Camaro. Since the top three places in the GTV class already have their season ending invites wrapped up, the invite went to Danny King in his DSE “Equipped” 1969 Camaro with his 4th place finish.
Ryan Mathews was able to wrap up the GT class with a first place finish in the BFGoodrich Hot Lap along with a victory in the Detroit Speed sponsored autocross. Stacy Tucker was also in the GT class shaking out her 2008 FR500S Mustang. She ran hard and ended up with a 9th place finish in the Hot Lap.
Next up for the team is a trip to Bowling Green, KY for the Holley LS Fest September 11th – 13th.
Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Road America Highlights:
• Kyle Tucker won the GTV class and had the highest points total for the weekend in the DSE 1970 Camaro Test Car
• Ryan Mathews finished on top in the GT class with a 1st in the Detroit Speed sponsored autocross and BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge
• Danny King punched his ticket to the season ending event in Las Vegas with his 4th place finish in his DSE
“Equipped” 1969 Camaro
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