The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #62

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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 2018 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



Welcome Forgeline!

forgeline-keating-large_image-630We are incredibly proud to announce that Forgeline Motorsports has also returned to the OSUSC Podcast show for 2018! 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


Ken Thwaits: 2017 OUSCI Champ. Image Credit: Ashley Jager

Ken Thwaits: 2017 OUSCI Champ. Image Credit: Ashley Jager

Feature Interview: Ken Thwaits, 2017 OUSCI Champ

And…..we’re back! This episode marks the first OSUSC show of 2018 and we thought the best place to start would be to chat with Ken Thwaits, the 2017 OUSCI Champion. Ken has been a competitor in the series for years and was the inaugural Points champion back in 2014. However, it took until 2017 to win the coveted OUSCI trophy….and now he has the target on his back for all of 2018!

Ken is a fairly high profile person in the OSUSC series. He’s both a competitor and sponsor and he does both of those things at a high level. Since that’s the case we decided to ask him to share his insights on winning the 2017 OUSCI Championship, to share the prep he and his team used, and to (frankly) discuss publicly the “Wheelgate” issue during SEMA 2017. If you know Ken you’ll know this is a no holds barred episode.

We hope you’ll enjoy this one and we’ll plan to bring as many feature interviews to you as possible this year. Should be a fun season!

-Rob & Jimi