The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #50

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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


Scott Budisalich at speed during OSUSC NCM 2017.

Scott Budisalich at speed during OSUSC NCM 2017.

NCM Results!

NCM is now in the books – and the “Hot Shoe OUSCI Preview” didn’t dissapoint! Full results are below and were discussed in depth in this show. Enjoy!

-Rob & Jimi
Event Stats
87 Cars
759 Autocross Laps on Saturday
400-ish Speed Stop Laps (Rain shortened)
1100 Laps on Road Course (Rain shortened by 2 full sessions)

Series Stats
Over 40,000 road course laps since the series started in 2014
All stats do NOT count any OUSCI events!!
In you include autocross, road course, and speed stop since series in 2014 there have been over 100,000 competitive laps

3 for 3 on incidents at NCM
1 car caught fire – rear brake was hung up but corner worker corrected it!

GT Invite Winner
Bryan Johnson – 2013 Camaro – Already had Invite
Jason Chinn – 2015 Camaro

GTL Invite Winner
Danny Popp – Already had invite
Ken Thwaits Received Invite with 1 point deficit

GTC Invite Winner
Scott Budisalich – already had invite
Eric Vandermay – 2007 Mazda Miata “Minimal Upgrades”

GTS Invite Winner
Paul Curly – 2003 Corvette

GTV Invite Winner
Chris Smith – ’72 Corvette
That car will got to Barrett Jackson after OUSCI 2017

Spectre Spirit of the Event Invite Winner
Mills Robinson – 67 Camaro

People’s Choice
Joe Gregory – 3rd in GTV Overall in ‘64 Corvette

First Timer
Adam Ulrich – 2006 Corvette (C6)