The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #57

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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

The front end of Aaron Oberle's amazing '65 Chevelle chassis is a Ron Sutton Racing piece grafted on to the original GM frame rails, The front tires are 315's and will clear the stock factory fenders!

The front end of Aaron Oberle’s amazing ’65 Chevelle chassis is a Ron Sutton Racing piece grafted on to the original GM frame rails, The front tires are 315’s and will clear the stock factory fenders!

In this episode we’ll reveal the second 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 Track Warrior line of chassis and chassis components!


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



Mike Rovere and his 2008 Corvette engage in a small “offtrack” event at PPIR.

Road America Preview

In this episode we give a full blown preview for the final OSUSC points event of the season at Road America. While we’ve been running events at Road America for years we’ve never had the place for more than one day of competitive driving segments, AND we’ve never run the full length road course before. This year both are happening…and it’s going to be epic!

Listen in as Jimi explains the full weekend schedule as well as some tips and tricks to keep you, your car, and your fellow competitors smiling all weekend. Jimi especially has some tips to help you on the road course!

Thanks for listening – and good luck at the event!

-Rob & Jimi

Topics Covered in this show:
-The schedule is very different this year!
-Car show at OPTIMA Batteries HQ
-Tech Schedule and Move In Times
-Location of everything at Road America
-Road Rally and Welcome Party on Saturday Evening
-Sunday: Road Course Day, Speed Stop Day

-Jimi’s Road America Full Course Tips and Tricks to Stay Alive (and Reduce the Carnage):
-Learn the places that can bite you
-Learn the places that can surprise you
-Learn the places that can wear your car
-Learn the placess to save your car (from wear)
-No threshold braking….is BAD!