OSUSC Podcast #053: Behind the Wheel with Bryan Johnson

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The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #53

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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

Ron’s Workshops Near 5 Big Events:

April 22nd, Saturday, at Ridetech HQ in Jasper, IN / Before Cars & Cones Autocross Tour
July 6th, Thursday, in Columbus, OH / Before the Good Guys Event
Sept 28th, Thursday, in Ft Worth, TX / Before the Good Guys Event
Oct 19th, Thursday, in Charlotte, NC / Before the Good Guys Event
Nov 1st, Wednesday, in Las Vegas / During SEMA & Before the Optima Invitational

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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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Bryan Johnson. Image Credit: Kevin Mooney

Bryan Johnson. Image Credit: Kevin Mooney

Behind the Wheel – Bryan Johnson

Since we have a little time between events we wanted to bring back the popular “behind the wheel” feature interview segment that we’ve done in the past. The time our featured guest is Mr. Bryan Johnson, the mysterious hot shoe driver of the seemingly unassuming black 2013 ILE Camaro. For those that know Bryan, he may be a mild mannered suspension engineer for Honda by day….but once he’s behind the wheel in a competition it’s game on! He recently won the Franklin Road and Apparel GT Class at the NOLA event and is headed to OUSCI 2017!

As you’ll learn in the interview Bryan’s driving experience started years ago. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and entered into the motorsports world via his college’s Formula SAE team. He also spent years driving some “factory” race cars for Honda in his spare time and has ran One Lap of America more than once.

When it comes to the OSUSC series, Bryan’s strategy for every segment is to be prepared and focused. He has especially changed his approach to the D&E segment and his strategy has really benefited him. Be sure to listen closely to this tips and tricks.

We think you’ll enjoy this interview with Bryan. We definitely enjoyed hosting him!

Thanks!
-Rob & Jimi

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