The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #30


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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!

REMINDER: Ron’s NEXT 2016 Seminar will be held Thursday July 7 in Columbus, OH!
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



Neither Rain now Snow shall keep a “Real” street car from racing!

New Jersey Results and NCM Preview!

In this episode Jimi was back in studio where we had the chance to dig into all of the results from the rainy New Jersey event. It turns out that rain really doesn’t make a street car wilt away and in many cases helped people implement new levels of car control that turned into fast times!

Cool Notes of Interest:

Speed Stop
First Time Ever: Top 3 finishers in the GT Class were in Mustangs
Design and Engineering
First Time Ever: Top 3 finishers in GTV were in Mopars (Kevin Tully ’64 Valiant, Michael Sorrentino ‘71 Challenger, Peter Bergman ‘71 Dart)
First Time Ever: One run consisted of 2 laps (Good Guys-ish style) to accommodate the smaller course size. It didn’t favor the AWD cars as on on Lap 2 warmer tires leveled the competition. Cars that finished 1st and 2nd were both rear drive high horsepower cars.

Event Results:

1st Place:Ken Thwaits
2nd Place: David Tyo (Won the OUSCI invite) – 2012 Boss 302
3rd Place: Jay Payson (HP Tuners) – 2015 Ford Mustang

1st Place: Steve Kepler (Won the OUSCI invite) – 2013 GTR
2nd Place: Rick Hoback – 99 Corvette
3rd Place: Paul Curley – 2003 Z06

1st Place: Bill Hudson(Won the OUSCI invite) – 79 Camaro
2nd Place: Michael Sorrentino – 71 Challenger
3rd Place: Mills Robinson – 67 Camaro

1st Place: James Forbis (Won the OUSCI invite) – 2007 Corvette
2nd Place: Jerry Fink – 73 Lotus Europa
3rd Place: Robert Tameo – 2005 911

OUSCI Invite: Spirit of the Event
Mark Golovin – 2001 Camaro Z/28

1st Timer (Trophy Winner and Event Money Back!)
Jerry Fink – 73 Lotus Europa (2.0L Turbo Audi motor)

Thanks for listening!
-Rob & Jimi