The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #39

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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



Big congrats to Rich Wilhoff – OSUSC 2016 National Champion!

2016 Series Champions and the Final 15 into OUSCI !

In this episode we recapped all results and action from the final 2016 OSUSC event at Fontana. Of course, in addition to the winners of the event itself the conclusion of Fontana signifies two major things of note: 1) The awarding of our Overall Points Champion for the series as well as Class Points Champions, and 2) the announcement of “Final 15” people that have made the cut for the 2016 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational! We’d like to give a huge congrats to our Overall 2016 National Points Champion Rich Wilhoff! Way to go, Rich!

All details are broken down below regarding the Class Champions, the “Final 15”, and the Fontana event results. In regards to OUSI 2016, there is indeed still one more way left to get an invite…which is to win one of the 10 Golden Tickets! More details in the next show.

Thanks for listening – and congrats to all who participated in ANY event this season. You’re the reason these events are so much fun!

-Rob & Jimi


2016 Class Points Champions:

GT – Brian Johnson
GTS – Steve Kelper
GTV – Jake Rozelle
GTL – Rich Wilhoff

The Final 15:

Top Series Points Finishers By Class Who Didn’t Already Have an Invite:

1. GTV – Chad Ryker – 1st Gen Camaro
2. GTS – Carrie Willhoff – C7 Corvette
3. GTL – Chris Porter – Poorvette LS Powered Porsche
4. GT – Casey Woodside – 5th Gen Camaro

Next 11 People Based on Overall Points – Regardless of Class – Who Didn’t Already have an Invite:

5. Danny King – Porsche (GT)
6. Toby Thompson – Corvette (GTS)
7. Todd Earsley – Focus RS (GTS)
8. Chris Neal – Corvette – (GTS)
9. Greg Thurmond – C2 Corvette – (GTL)
10. Randy Johnson – C5 Corvette – (GTS)
11. Scott Spiewak – C5 Corvette – (GTS)
12. Darren Read – 5th Gen Camaro – (GT)
13. Andrew Near – New Mustang – (GT)
14. Efrain Diaz – 1st Gen Camaro – (GTV)
15. Kevin Schultz – Honda S2000 – (GTL)


Fontana Recap and Results !

Spirit of The Event: Craig Hardee – 2015 Camaro Z/28

Design & Engineering: Jake Rozelle – 69 Camaro

1st Ken Thwaits – 2014 Z/28
2nd Jordan Priestly – 2016 Camaro SS
3rd Jeremiah Stotler – 2015 Mustang GT – INVITE

1st Jake Rozelle – 69 Camaro
2nd Mike Maier – 66 Mustang
3rd John Lazorak III – 88 Conquest TSI
4th Mary Pozzi – 73 Camaro RS – INVITE DEFERRED
5th – Nick Relampagos – 70 Camaro – INVITE

1st Austin Barnes – 2012 EVO – INVITE
2nd Scott Fraser – 2014 Porsche GT3
3rd Lynn Proctor – 2005 Viper

1st Rich Wilhoff – 2006 Corvette Z06
2nd Robert DeuPree – 2009 Z06
3rd Ryan Johnson – 2006 Lotus Elise – INVITE

Full Results Available Here