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Old 09-14-2015, 02:54 PM
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Throughout the history of the Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge, only two participants have ever won the title twice. Danny Popp is one of those two people.

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Throughout the history of the Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge, only two participants have ever won the title twice. Danny Popp is one of those two people.

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Been following his racing success, hope to have conversation with him someday !!
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Sorry if i'm clueless but what type of racing is this? I was expecting drags.
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Originally Posted by jpm995 View Post
Sorry if i'm clueless but what type of racing is this? I was expecting drags.
http://driveusca.com/
http://www.mavtv.com/shows/optima-se...treet-car.html
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The smart money will be on Danny. He's very fast in anything!
Noticed he's been running a 2010 Camaro, I believe. Interesting he's now in a 2003 Z06.

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The '71 and '03 Vettes are Danny's. Pretty sure the Camaro is the Lingenfelter-owned car that Danny has driven in the past.
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He has, or drives, a C6 sometimes too. I think it is white.
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I would like to know what shifter he uses if anyone knows? I have seen videos, and looks like it has really nice, short, precise, shifts.
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Hope he garners another win this year.

BTW, the link is not working for me.
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Originally Posted by 95wht6spd View Post
I would like to know what shifter he uses if anyone knows? I have seen videos, and looks like it has really nice, short, precise, shifts.
For some reason, I thought it was just a Hurst. I will ask him.

Here is an awesome video compilation of the events he won to win the overall 2014 title. I don't think anyone drives a C5 as hard as he does! He works that thing!

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very nice
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Holy C5 smokin... thanks for posting the video... that was an awesome ride!
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Holy C5 smokin... thanks for posting the video... that was an awesome ride!
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Danny's shifter is a Hurst. There are some rules for driver eligibility in the series, but the big one is that no professionals are allowed. Danny is a tech at McCluskey Chevrolet, but also works for Lingenfelter (and as a driving instructor and probably a couple other gigs). The white Vette he drove (and built) to win the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational in 2011 is owned by Todd Rumpke. The C3 and blue C5 are both his cars and the blue (formerly pewter, formerly maroon) fifth gen is a Lingenfelter car.

As the defending OUSCI champion, Danny is automatically invited back to defend his title, so he doesn't need to worry about qualifying again this season. As a result, he has run several different cars, including Todd's car at Texas. He is currently seventh in GTL points (cars that weigh less than 3200 pounds) in his C5 and second in GT points (1990 & newer 2WD cars that weigh over 3200 pounds and have more than two seats) in the Camaro.

Here's an article we wrote on Danny's impact on the 2015 points chase and here's a video of his first three years in the event-

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Originally Posted by 95wht6spd View Post
He has, or drives, a C6 sometimes too. I think it is white.
The whit c6 is zo6 that belongs to Todd Rumpke
That car is been to hell and back. I remember those c5 zo6 s back in the day. He has two blue ones. If any one drive its Danny .. His dad was was the man to...
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We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Danny here at ARH. Great driver, great Corvette tech!!
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