Over the course of this distressing year, too many races and car meets have been canceled, and we’re getting a little stir-crazy. Rather than try to enjoy some vicarious buzz by viewing races through the screens of our computers, thankfully, we can again safely experience thrilling driving spectacles in person with OPTIMA Batteries‘ Hi-Performance Expo. IMSA stars, drift cars, autocrossing, and massive prizes should draw a sizable crowd to this inaugural meeting, which takes place November 1st-3rd at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
Open to spectators, this outdoor-only event will feature an amazing lineup of competition events. Highlighted events include The OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI), World Championship Autocross, Street Car Takeover, The Fun-Haver tour and The Feature Car Faceoff with all types of precision driving exhibitions featuring big names like Vaughn Gittin Jr., Tanner Foust, and Cleetus McFarland. Prizes for winners are expected up to $69,000.
“The Hi-Performance Expo creates an opportunity for enthusiasts and brands to come together and celebrate the passion, power and performance that fuels our community,” said Cam Douglass, director of marketing, OPTIMA Batteries, a Clarios brand. “COTA provides a safe outdoor environment to fully experience the best our industry has to offer.”
The event will be hosted in partnership with the Moab 4×4 Expo, powered by OPTIMA Batteries. The OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) is the final stop in OPTIMA’s year-long Search for the Ultimate Street Car TV series and for the first time in the event’s 13-year history, the OUSCI winner will take home a check for $25,000. Both the OUSCI and the Hi-Performance Expo will be broadcast on MAVTV, in addition to live streaming throughout the event.