The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #45

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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 2017 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: (844) RACETEC

Ron’s Workshops Near 5 Big Events:

April 22nd, Saturday, at Ridetech HQ in Jasper, IN / Before Cars & Cones Autocross Tour
July 6th, Thursday, in Columbus, OH / Before the Good Guys Event
Sept 28th, Thursday, in Ft Worth, TX / Before the Good Guys Event
Oct 19th, Thursday, in Charlotte, NC / Before the Good Guys Event
Nov 1st, Wednesday, in Las Vegas / During SEMA & Before the Optima Invitational


Welcome Forgeline!

forgeline-keating-large_image-630We are incredibly proud to announce that Forgeline Motorsports has also returned to the OSUSC Podcast show for 2017! 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



Bob Boileau runs his Mazda MX-5 up to speed at OSUSC Las Vegas 2017

Las Vegas 2017 Event Results!

The first OSUSC event of the year is now in the books! In this show we dug through the event results and discussed a myriad of topics about where the season is headed next. Congrats to all invitees from Las Vegas 2017!

-Rob & Jimi


-D&E Process Change beginning at this event beginning with Tech.
-Unintended benefit of Tow Hooks – transponder mounts!
-Pikes Peak sold out over the weekend! Only AutoClub Speedway and New Jersey remain open.
-RECARO is now the sponsor of the GTS Class!


Event Class Results:

Franklin Road Apparel GT
-Mike Maier – 2017 Ford Mustang GT

-Kevin Schulz – 2008 Honda S2000 CR

Holley EFI GTL
-Rich Wilhoff – 2006 Corvette Z06

-Glen Barnhouse – 2012 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport
-Tied with Jake Rozelle here, but won D&E which gave him the tiebreaker

-John Lazorak – 1988 Chrysler Conquest TSi

-No participants at this event.


Events Awards:

-Spectre Spirit of the Event – Craig Johnson, 1963 Ford Falcon

-Total Cost Involved – TCI – First Timer – James Hodges, 2014 Chevy Camaro

-OPTIMA Batteries – Participant’s Choice Award – Greg Thurmond, 1965 Corvette


Overall Event Segment Leaders:

-Detroit Speed Autocross – Ryan Johnson – 2006 Lotus Elise – only person under 70 seconds

-Powerstop Brakes Speed Stop – Ken Thwaits – 2006 Mitsubishi EVO

-Lingenfelter D&E – Glen Barnhouse – 2012 Corvette Grand Sport

-Falken Tire Road Course Time Trial – Rich Wilhoff had the fastest lap

-Lucas Oil Road Rally – Everyone Got a Perfect Score!