The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #52

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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


Rich Wilhoff at speed during OSUSC Pikes Peak 2017. Photo by Dave Liddle.jpg

Rich Wilhoff at speed during OSUSC Pikes Peak 2017. Photo by Dave Liddle.

Pikes Peak Results!

And just like that, Pikes Peak is in the rear view mirror! During this show we put together a full list of series updates then went through the full Pikes Peak event highlights. All event trophy and OUSCI invite winners are below and were discussed in depth in this show. You can also view the entire results list in full detail on the Results Page. Enjoy!

-Rob & Jimi


Event Stats:

-Hot weather, dry heat, but cooler than last year

-Road Rally: 48 miles one way

-Fire Aid Welcome Party – with Chicken and Waffles!

-Event Turnout: Sold out – 84 cars started the event and 78(ish) finished.

-Rich Wilhoff scored 494 points (6 off of a perfect cake). He tied the highest score ever posted with Mike DuSold last year and set a new street tire record at PPIR this year as well.

-Corvettes beware! More Mustangs seeing podium finishes….


Event Results:

Franklin Road Apparel GT: Jonathan Blevins: 2008 Ford Mustang (second place was a Mustang as well)

Holley EFI GTL: Rich Wilhoff (already had invite), Mike Dusold (already had invite), Brandon Ranvek (the fastest Dentist in Minnesota)

RECARO GTS: Austin Barnes: 2010 Dodge Viper (protest filed regarding builder of record)

GTC: Kevin Schultz (2008 Honda S2000 – already has invite), Cody Mason (2013 Scion FRS)

GTV: Brian Hobaugh – 1973 Camaro

Spectre Spirit of the Event: Alex Pites – 2011 Caddy CTS-V People’s Choice: Brian Hobaugh

TCI: Total Cost Involved 1st Timer Award: Logan Palmer (Corvette)