The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #6


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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 ( & Jimi Day (


Rob Kibbe


Jimi Day








Welcome Ron Sutton!

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A HUGE THANKS to Ron Sutton Race Technology for coming on board as our very first sponsor!
Phone/Text: (916) 834-8051

Ron is a HUGE resource for Custom Parts, Performance Parts, Educational Workshops, and also offers service – and advice – for Custom Tuning of Suspension, Brakes, and Engines!



Feature Interview – Chris Smith



Chris Smith and the 48 Hour Corvette

Our feature guest in this episode was Chris “Smitty” Smith, fresh off of his record-setting win at Texas. At the event he scored the highest ever OSUSC point total – 121 out of a possible 125 points – and did it in the GTV (Vintage) class in the just assembled RideTech 48 Hour Corvette – it’s second event….ever!

We asked Chris on to spill the beans on his secrets to winning. As you’ll learn, aside from using amazingly well designed components (and being a heck of a wheel man), Chris gives a lot of the credit to the preparation of the car setup. They spent a significant amount of time dialing in the suspension overall to get the balance and bit he was after, and it paid off in big dividends. 

You can contact Chris at his shop, Smitty’s Custom Auto, and follow them on Facebook as well. Thanks for the great interview, Chris!

-Rob & Jimi