The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #60

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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


2017 OUSCI Champ: Ken Thwaits!

2017 OUSCI Champ: Ken Thwaits!

OUSCI Results and Recap:

Congrats Ken Thwaits!

OUSCI 2017 is now in the books and we have a new OUSCI champ; Mr. Ken Thwaits! Listen in as we discuss the full weekend rundown, dig into how Ken won despite having a season filled with defeats, chat through the all-new-for-2017 OUSCI format, and also discuss the all-new-for-2017 Class awards as well. Plus, a little insight into what it’s like to be a Golden Ticket recipient at OUSCI.

We’ll be back in the next show with a 2018 OSUSC preview. For now though, Happy Thanksgiving!

-Rob & Jimi

OUSCI – Class Winners

-GT: Brian Johnson, 2013 Camaro (GT Class Natl Champion)

-GTV: Larry Woo, ‘68 Camaro (not the natl champ)

-GTS: Austin Barnes – 2010 Dodge Viper

-GTC: Scott Budacislish – 2006 Honda S2000 (GTC Natl Champ)

-GTE: Matthew Scott – 2017 Hyundai Ioniq

-GTL: Ken Thwaits – 2006 Evo (Not Natl Champ), Also won the 2017 OUSCI.


OUSCI – Points by Top 5 Finishers:

1) Ken Thwaits: 488

2) Austin Barnes: 485

3) Mike DuSold: 482

4) Brandon Ranvek: 480

5) Danny Popp: 478