The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #38

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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 Sept 29 in Ft Worth, TX (just before the Good Guys show)!
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



RIP to our dear friend and competitor, Todd Rumpke.

NOLA Recap and Results!

In this episode of the show we started out with a tribute to our dear friend and OSUSC competitor, Todd Rumpke. Todd was a friend to everyone in the series and touched an almost uncountable number of souls. He will be deeply missed.

We also ran through the entire inaugural event from NOLA and dug into explaining how “The Final 15” works. Long story short, there are only a few slots left for the 2016 OUSCI Invite list and it will all be determined after the final event of the season. Figuring out who is in – and who is not – is going to be like watching election night results!

Thanks for listening,

-Rob & Jimi

Spirit of The Event: David Thomas, 2016 Corvette Z06 (7th in GTS Class)

First Timer: Chad Langley – 2015 Corvette Z06

Design and Engineering: Robert DeuPree – 2009 Corvette Z06

1st Bryan Johnson – 2013 Camaro
2nd Jay Payson – 2015 Mustang
3rd Cliff Elliot – 2016 Mustang GT
4th – Matt DeReus – 2003 BMW M3 – INVITE

1st Mike Maier – 66 Mustang
2nd Jake Rozelle – ‘69 Camaro
3rd Paul Wilke – 70 Buick GS 455 – INVITE

1st Chad Langley – 2015 Corvette Z06 – INVITE
2nd Steve Kepler – 2013 Nissan GTR
3rd Brian Hobaugh – 2003 Corvette Z06

1st Mike DuSold – ‘67 Camaro
2nd Scott Budisalich – 2004 Subaru STi
3rd Karl Dunn – 2002 Corvette Z06
4th Robert DeuPree – 2009 Corvette Z06 – INVITE

Full Results Available Here