By SEMA Editors
Winners of the inaugural Optima Batteries Ride Shotgun Program were announced at the 2019 SEMA Show. Bottom row, left to right: Ultra 4 racer Loren Healey, Mason Dupuis, pro racer R.J. Anderson, J.D. Pollard. Middle row, left to right: Jeep expert Larry McRae, Tom Lauterjung, Jake Irvine, Nürburgring racer James Clay. Back row, left to right: Jon Phillips, Yvonne Juergens, pro bass fisherman Edwin Evers, BBI Autosport owner Betim Berisha, drag racer Mike Weiss, Skip Reagan.
Optima Batteries has announced the winners of its inaugural Ride Shotgun Program, in which lucky enthusiasts will be awarded a once-in a-a-lifetime opportunity to accompany a professional Optima Power Pro Ambassador to an upcoming enthusiast event. Enthusiasts were invited to submit videos to explain why they should be chosen to participate in the program. From more than 100 applicants, seven winners were chosen, and their names were announced Tuesday, November 5, in the Optima booth at the 2019 SEMA Show. The winners will experience events, including pro bass fishing, Pikes Peak, the Rubicon Trail and the Nürburgring.
Winners were Jon Phillips of Danielsville, Georgia; Yvonne Juergens of Moses Lake, Washington; Skip Reagan of McKinney, Texas; Tom Lauterjung of Mission Viejo, California; Mason Dupuis of Montgomery, Texas; Jake Irvine of Dallas, Georgia; and J.D. Pollard of Athens, Ohio.