The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #49

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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


Randall Farless running his 1996 Nissan 240 at NCM during OSUSC 2016.

Randall Farless running his 1996 Nissan 240 at NCM during OSUSC 2016.

NCM Preview – It’s Here!

Well, for many out there the NCM event has been circled on their calendar for months….and now it’s finally here! Quite frankly, this event could be a sneak preview of what OUSCI 2017 will look like. 91 cars are currently registered and the quality and caliber of those planning to come to this event represent the “hot shoe” drivers list for sure.

Details are below and were covered in depth inside the show. Good luck to all completing, and thanks for listening!

-Rob & Jimi


NCM Event Reminders:
-Decibel reminder – 103DB is the rule!
-New event format is in place. Autocross all day Sat, Road course and Speed Stop on Sunday.


NCM Event Details:NCM Schedule Details:
-Friday: Gates open at 11AM Friday morning for paddock parking. Tech is available from 12-6PM. Gates close for overnight parking access at 6:30PM.
-Sat and Sun: Gates open at 7, Drivers meeting at 8:30
-Saturday night – Fire Aid welcome party after the road rally, runs until 8
-Sunday night – out by 5:30


Fun Deals in Bowling Green:
-The Corvette Museum offers a $2 discount to all OUSCI competitors
-This is the final chance to attend a Corvette production plant tour prior to their close for renovations
-TS Performance has a Diesel truck event going there – drag racing at Beach Bend that very weekend!