In February 2020, the Texaco Camaro was completed by Dusold Designs (Mike Dusold) as a SEMA level build for Jason Bottenfield who has owned the car since 1993 (his very first car at age 15). The car was built specifically to race in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Series. You will notice the livery on the car is a tribute to the 1960's Trans Am racing series; however there was never a Texaco branded car in the series at that time, so this is a "one of kind" race livery developed by Jason Bottenfield and Mike Dusold (Dusold Designs).
The reason for the Texaco livery was two-fold, Jason lives in Texas, but more importantly his grand father and father owned a Texaco station from 1950-1980's...and the number 18 gumball number on the side was Jason's baseball number in high school.
Jason Bottenfield he had not raced this car or any car prior to July of 2020, and after attending a few local Autocross events in 2020 he started into his Optima campaign racing at PPIR - Pike Peak International Raceway in Fountain, CO (July 2020) and won the First Timers Award.
The Optima series is made up of 5 elements: Road Course, Auto Cross, Acceleration & Braking Challenge, Design & Engineering and to show these are really street cars, a Road Rally that take you from the track and into town.
Jason continues to race in the Optima Ultimate Street Car as his main racing series, and won the 2021 GTV Class National Points title in his second full year of racing. He also attends various large national race events in the US, including Good Guys, LS Fest, and others. Jason plans to continue developing the Texaco Camaro and making it one of the fastest "multi-discipline" Camaro's in the country...stay tuned and follow-us on Instagram and YouTube for more!
Texaco Camaro - Race Year 1
Season 12 - Race #3 (First Timer Award - Fastest Rookie All Classes)
Season 12 - Race #5
Season 12 - Race #6 (First Invite to OUSCI race in Vegas)
Season 12 - Race #7 (First OUSC Win - GTV Class)
Season 12 - Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational Race
Texaco Camaro - Race Year 2
Season 13 - Race #1 (Drivers Choice Award Winner)
Season 13 - Race #2
Season 13 - Race #6
Season 13 - Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational at SEMA & LVMS