The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #59

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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


OUSCI - Game Day

OUSCI – Game Day!

OUSCI 2017 is Here!

OUSCI and SEMA 2017 are finally here! As such, this is the preview show of preview shows. Listen in as Jimi and Rob discuss the remaining people who’ve made the field by their OSUSC points standings, how to qualify for a Golden Ticket Award, and the full SEMA week schedule for OUSCI participants. Game on!

-Rob & Jimi

OUSCI – Who’s In By Points

Greg Thurmond
Nick Relampagos
Ed Michalak

Jordan Priestley
Lynn Proctor
Eric Fleming

Scot Spiewak
Garry Walsh
Jim Stehlin

Anthony Cuthbert
Rick Hoback
Andy Hollis

Cliff Elliott
John Grow
Luke Vigneault

Final 10 Points Entries
1.Brandon Williams
2. Mike Gallagher
3. Carrie Willhoff
4. Dave Thomas
5. Ray Davis
6. Mike Rovere
7. Kevin Tully
8. Vernon Jolley
9. Bo Cowling
10. Greg Guerrettaz

And 10 Golden Tickets are still coming! Cars will be chosen on Wed Nov 1 from 12-3PM. Email for the Exclusive submittal link if you’ll have a car at SEMA you wish to be considered!


10th Annual OUSCI – SEMA Week Activities

Sunday – Monday
Booth Car Move In

-Move In to OPTIMA Alley: Drop Trailer at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after 12PM on Monday
-Meet at Platinum Lot behind the Convention Center for credentials, decals, drivers meeting, week details, car staging for OPTIMA -Alley Move In (10PMish)

-Show starts – no official OUSCI activities. OPTIMA Batteries 3:30 Presser

-Golden Ticket Search Day!! Jimi, Cam, and OPTIMA Jim invite 10 lucky cars right off of the show floor to compete in OUSCI

-Tech Day, D&E Competition: all in OPTIMA Alley. People will need to be with their cars at their assigned certain times. Golden Ticket Announcement Day – and 2018 Schedule – at the OPTIMA Booth at 1:30PM

-Continuation of D&E, Tech
-3PM Drivers Meeting
-Cars will Stage 3:15 for the SEMA Parade – after the go by the main stage…they can keep on trucking to the speedway

-Gates open at 7, Autocross during day, Road Rally in Afternoon, Welcome Party

-Gates open at 7, Road course and Speed Stop, Photo, Awards Ceremony (First year of class cups), and award to OUSCI Winner – 10th anniversary!