The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #47

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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


Congrats to Jeremy Swenson on winning the RECARO GTS Class at NOLA Motorsports Park in his 2011 ZR1!

NOLA 2017 Results!

NOLA has now come and gone, and we’ve got all the results and highlights! Listen to the show to get the nitty gritty on what went down, insights on how to get more info on D&E scores, and what’s coming up next.

Thanks for listening!
-Rob & Jimi


Event Notables:

-Beautiful conditions on Sunday!

-USCA track record set on Sunday by Al Copeland Jr. in a Viper ACR with a lap time of 1:49.3

-USCA uses the “big” course – 2.8 miles

-Two Notable Things Happened During Competition:
–The timing system melted after 1.5 runs on Sunday and was fixed after lunch via electronic voo doo.
–Ed Mashalac brought over a brand new freshly built Camaro – and it exploded the engine. :( He went on to do the FM3 Cars n Cones road trip anyway in a rented a 6.4L Challenger!

-Cars N Coffee on Saturday Morning: 200 cars came in locally, and spectators stayed to watch the fun.

-Paul Wilke showed up, car had issues on the trailer, he parked it and just volunteered the rest of the weekend!


Event Results:

Franklin Road Apparel GT Class: Brian Johnson – 2013 Camaro – OUSCI INVITE

GTV: Duston Nixon – ’79 Camaro – OUSCI INVITE

RECARO GTS Class: Jeremy Swensen – 2011 Corvette – OUSCI INVITE

Holley EFI GTL Class: Mike DuSold – won a tie-breaker with Ken Thwaits (D&E was the decider) – OUSCI INVITE

GTC: Scott Budisalich – 2006 Honda S2000 – OUSCI INVITE

GTE: None

Spectre Spirit of the Event: John Woods – ’70 Pontiac Trans Am – OUSCI INVITE

TCI Total Cost Involved First Timer: David Llerena – 2013 Evo – Won his money back! Participant’s Choice : Mike DuSold – ‘67 Camaro – Won a handsome framable award!