The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #20


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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! We’re proud to announce that Ron is back for 2016 with an entirely new workshop tour planned as well.

Stay tuned to future shows for details and Visit to get more information on Ron’s incredible service lineup!
Phone/Text: (916) 834-8051


Welcome Forgeline! 

forgeline-keating-large_image-630We are incredibly proud to announce that Forgeline Motorsports has joined us on the OSUSC Podcast show for 2016! 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!
Phone: (800) 886-0093


The Full 2016 OSUSC Points System Breakdown


Feature Guest: OPTIMA Jim McIlvaine

Now that the 2016 season has finally started, this first podcast show of the season was dedicated to a full breakdown of the 2016 Points System. Specifically, we focused on a discussion of the changes for 2016 vs those of last year, and how they would affect competitors. We asked OPTIMA Jim on to help discuss the changes in depth as his mathematical modeling of the points programs was used heavily in the decision making process.

Topics hit include:

–Maximum points possible per event is now 500 (100 points, 5 segment each)
–Finishing position in points assignment is based upon entire field first, then segmented by class.
–Impact of cascading points down to 75 positions
–No more “Double Points” events
–Design and Engineering section now equally weighted with competitive segments
–How season points are decided (and class winners are awarded)
–How OUSCI Invites are determined

Jim also has written a terrific post on the POWER SOURCE blog that gives specific examples of the points changes as well. We encourage you to give it a read!

Thanks much – and talk to you in the next episode!
-Rob & Jimi

p.s. Special thanks to Toby Thompson for sending in his points questions!