OSUSC Podcast #043: Everything You Need to Know to Kick off the 2017 Season!

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The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #43

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Welcome to the Optima Search For the Ultimate Street Car Series Podcast! This show is produced twice-per-month show and will be a great way to keep people informed on everything going on, from rules discussions, to event coverage, and to feature interviews with competitors and people of interest!

The show is hosted by myself (Rob Kibbe) and Race Director Jimi Day. Our goal is to bring you all of the latest and greatest information possible…plus have plenty of fun along with way. Feel free to e-mail us with feedback and questions, and we’ll work as many of them can into the show!

-Rob Kibbe (mailto:robert@themusclecarplace.com) & Jimi Day (jimi@driveusca.com)

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Welcome Ron Sutton!

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A HUGE THANKS to Ron Sutton Race Technology for coming on board as our very first sponsor! We’re proud to announce that Ron is back for 2017 with an entirely new workshop tour planned as well.

Stay tuned to future shows for details and Visit RonSuttonRaceTechnology.com to get more information on Ron’s incredible service lineup!

www.ronsuttonracetechnology.com
Phone/Text: (844) RACETEC

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Welcome Forgeline!

forgeline-keating-large_image-630We are incredibly proud to announce that Forgeline Motorsports has also returned to the OSUSC Podcast show for 2017! Forgeline has been a staple among OSUSC competitors, and their incredible wheels are as well engineered (and race tested) as they are beautiful.

Stay tuned to future shows to hear more from Forgline, and be sure to visit their website and give them a call for all of your competition wheel needs!

www.forgeline.com
Phone: (800) 886-0093

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A Tesla for an OSUSC event? You betcha...in the new GTE Class!

A Tesla for an OSUSC event? You betcha…in the new GTE Class!

Everything You Need to Know to Kick off the 2017 Season!

Well, the 2017 season is now upon us. That means it’s time to get back to some serious driving…and some serious podcasting! We’re pleased to put out the first show of the season and in this episode put together the almost overwhelming amount of info that we wanted to share with everyone. For 2017 we have a few new classes, several wonderful returning sponsors, a few new sponsors, a new money paying contingency program, a new Design and Engineering format, new weekend tech schedules….and that’s just to get things rolling.

We hope you are excited as we are to get back to the track. Here’s to the season launch of the most fun you can have on four wheels!

-Rob & Jimi

2017 Sponsors
-OPTIMA Batteries: Title Sponsor (it’s their series!)
-Detroit Speed & Engineering: Autocross
-PowerStop Brakes: Speed Stop
-Falken Tire: Road Course Time Trial
-Lingenfelter Performance: D&E
-LucasOilRacing.TV: Road Rally
-K&N, Spectre, AirRaid: Spectre Performance Spirit of the Event Award
-HP Tuners: Telemetry Sponsor
-Total Cost Involved (TCI): 1st Timer Award
-Showtime Motorsports: Official Apparel of USCA (Tshirts, official shirts, jackets, etc.)
-Podcast: Ron Sutton and Forgeline

For the 1st Time Ever – Classes now have sponsors!
-Holley: GTL Class
-Franklin Road Apparel: GT Class
-Dashub: GTC Class (Compact) – New for 2017
-Falken Tire: GTE Class (Electric) – New for 2017. Big News here – Falken is the Spec Tire and will give tires they offer fitment for to competitors in this class!

Also New for 2017 – Falken Tires Is Now a Contingency Sponsor!
For those competitors driving on Falken Tires:
-Win your class at an event and Falken gives you $500 (1st), $300 (2nd), $100 (3rd)
-Win your class for the year = $2000 cash prize!

Rules Info:
-Minimum age has been lowered to 16 years old licensed drivers with parental waiver!
-Vehicles can no longer compete in more than one class per year
-Cars must have a front and rear tow hook or tow strap
-Safety:All cars have to run an AGM or maintenance free flooded battery (only exception is if it’s OEM)
-Safety: The Fire Drill All (once per year). Drivers have to prove they can exit their car (with full gear) in 12 seconds or less
-Safety: Helmet Certification (once per year)
-D&E scoring is changing for the better. look for a separate podcast with full information soon.

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