HARROP WINS OPTIMA USCI
Optima’s Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) ran for the second time in Australia late last year
The Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) has been built off the successful series in the USA which started in 2006 to support the aftermarket industry.
The Ultimate Street Car Association (USCA) runs seven qualification events for the Invitational at Las Vegas Speedway immediately after SEMA.
Whilst there is no qualification in Australia, the OUSCI event aims to find the ‘ultimate street car’ across four segments: Motorkhana, Drags, Circuit Sprinting and Speed-Stop.
Each segment is worth 100 points, with a bonus five points up for grabs in Show and Shine judging.
At Calder Park Raceway across the 3rd and 4th of December 2022, Harrop Engineering took out the outright win in their Z06 Corvette powered by an LS7 engine breathing through their Hurricane ITB manifold and Fluix Carbon Airboxes mated to a PPG upgraded gearbox.
Harrop’s Z06 Corvette’s engine performance is matched with equally impressive stopping power thanks to their prototype ‘big brake kit’ tucked behind Forgeline monobloc wheels.
This marked back-to-back outright wins for Harrop Engineering at the event, with their Porsche GT3 finishing second overall, in front of a Harrop Supercharged Ford Mustang GT in third, making it a Harrop Enhanced Podium.
The USCA and Optima are committed to bringing the event down under and growing the community in Australia to create a safe and controlled environment for entrants to enjoy their aftermarket modified street cars with like-minded enthusiasts.
Entries are now open for the next Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational Australia, welcoming all aftermarket workshops and retail customers to join this fantastic weekend of automotive action.
To learn more about Harrop Engineering, visit www.harrop.com.au