The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #65

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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

Ron’s 2018 Workshop Tour (Conveniently Located and Timed Near 5 Big Events):

April 22nd, Saturday, at Ridetech HQ in Jasper, IN / Before Cars & Cones Autocross Tour
July 5th, Thursday, in Columbus, OH / Before the Good Guys Event
Sept 27th, Thursday, in Ft Worth, TX / Before the Good Guys Event
Oct 18th, Thursday, in Charlotte, NC / Before the Good Guys Event
Oct 31st, 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 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


Duke Langley - the first Spirit of the Event winner of 2018!

Duke Langley – the first Spirit of the Event winner of 2018!

Vegas Results!

At long last – the season has started and we already have an event in the books! This episode covered the entire rundown of who did what at Vegas, who’s in for the 2018 OUSCI already, and what to expect coming up. It’s getting good!

-Rob & Jimi


Spectre Spirit of the Event Award
OUSCI Invite: Duke Langley – 3rs Place in GTL, 2002 Corvette

TCI First Timer Award
Paul Molina – 2017 GT350R

The Biggest Let Down – Presented by Mac’s Die Downs (Ultra Pack from Mac’s)
Mike DuSold

Centerforce Clutch Performance of the Weekend
Efrain Diaz – ‘69 Camaro (award includes a t-shirt, “crack” candy, a entered to win a Centerforce Clutch at the end of the season)

Anderson Composites Participants Choice Award
Austin Barnes – 2010 Viper


GTV: 17 entrants
1st Place and OUSCI Invite: Chad Ryker – 1968 Camaro

GTS: 18 entrants
1st Place and OUSCI Invite: Austin Barnes – 2010 Viper

GTL: 12 entrants
1st Place (OUSCI Previous Champ Invite): Ken Thwaits – First non OUSCI win for this car (ever) (490 of 500)
2nd Place and OUSCI Invite: Rich Wilhoff got the invite – 2006 Corvette Z06

GTE: 1 entrant
1st Place and OUSCI Invite: Matthew Scott – 2017 Ioniq

GT: 24 entrants
1st Place and OUSCI Invite: Eric Sheely – 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE

GTC: 7 entrants
1st Place and OUSCI Invite: Kevin Schultz – 2008 Honda S2000