The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #55

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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


Feras Qartoumy running his 2008 Corvette at NJM.

Feras Qartoumy running his 2008 Corvette at NJMP.

NJMP Results

In this episode we’re back with our “regular” format show and there’s plenty of info to cover! Included in this show is the latest OSUSC news, a full recap of the event at New Jersey Motorsports Park, and a preview of the Fontana event. Remember – Jersey and Fontana are run on back-to-back weekends…and they’re on opposite sides of the country! Listen in for all of the latest and greatest details.

-Rob & Jimi

New Jersey Notes:

  • Beautiful weekend – 77 degrees, zero humidity, sunshine
  • Fire Aid came to the rescue for a car fire (twice)
  • Bigger autocross than last year! No “double peanut” required.
  • Road course was dry this year – and very fast.
  • Feras Qartoumy ran (on street tires) within 1.5 seconds of NJM members on slicks!
  • GTV class was the biggest – 31 cars!

-GTV: Larry Woo, ’68 Camaro – OUSCI Invite

-GTS: Jeremy Swenson, Danny King (2011 Porsche Turbo S) – OUSCI Invite

-GTC: Jeff Hahn, 99 Civic – D&E was the tie breaker – OUSCI Invite

-GT: Bryan Johnson (3rd win of the year), Chad Langley – OUSCI Invite

-GTL: Feras Qartoumy, 2008 Corvette – OUSCI Invite

-Spirit of the Event: Kenny Edwards, ’66 Mustang (OUSCI Invite)

-Participants Choice: Larry Woo – handsome plaque suitable for framing

-First Timer: Chris Faircloth (2007 Corvette Z06)