The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #56

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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

In this episode we’ll reveal the first of our 3-part interview with Ron on the release of his all new 400 page catalog! This episode features a full discussion on the AutoX line of suspension packages, all of which are bolt-on muscle car components and range from mild autocross fun to race-track-contender!


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


Kong Chang wheels his RX-7 to a "Spirit of the Event" OUSCI winning invite!

Kong Chang wheels his RX-7 to a “Spirit of the Event” OUSCI winning invite!

Fontana Results

In this episode we’re back with our “regular” format show…but today’s co-host is the great Wally Olczak instead of Jimi Day! Wally was the man on the mic at Fontana so he came on to help get the entire event put into it’s proper perspective, Wally style. Listen in for all of the latest and greatest details.

-Rob & Wally

Fontana Notes:

  • Lucas Oil Road Rally….actually went to Lucas Oil!
  • David Thomas drove his Corette all the way from Jersey to Fontana. Karen Thomas organizes the meals for the road rallies with Fire Aid.
  • OPTIMA Jim took 30 pizzas to the local homeless shelter
  • As the conclusion of this event, no matter what happens at Road America, Rich Wilhoff has clinched the overall points championship for the GTL Class, and the overall Points Champion for the whole series! Congrats, Rich!
  • Bryan Johnson has clinched the GT Class
  • GTS Points Hunt: Battle is between Jeremy Swenson, Austin Barnes, and Jake Rozelle
  • GTV Points Hunt: John Lazorack, Larry Woo, Brian Hobaugh

Fontana Winners:

-GTV: Efrain Diaz – 1969 Camaro
-GTS: Jake Rozelle – 2003 Corvette
-GTL: Robert DeuPree (Invite) – 2009 Z06
-GTC: Andrew Fritts (Invite) – 2012 Focus
-GT: Kurt Robinson – 2015 Camaro
-GTE: Matthew Scott – Hyundai Ioniq
-Spirit of the Event: Kong Chang – 1993 Mazda RX-7
-Participants Choice: Curt Hill  – 1972 Blazer
-First Timer: Darren Friedman – 2015 Z06