The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #72

Welcome to the Show!


Get the show in Stitcher!


Get the show in iTunes!

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!

2014 RSRT header

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


Michael Erickson hugs the autocross at Pikes Peak 2018 - enroute to his win in the GTV class.

Michael Erickson hugs the autocross at Pikes Peak 2018 – enroute to his win in the GTV class.

Pikes Peak Results!

Pikes Peak is now in the books – and we have an entirely new round of folks with OUSCI invites in their pocket. Listen in to hear who won, who had the most fun, and who had a stretch-limo Mazda Miata (really).

Thanks for listening!

-Rob & Jimi


Spirit of the Event: Michael Cuthbertson – ‘68 Camaro

First Timer: Austin Robison – ‘69 Camaro

Participants Choice: Tyler Gibson – International Scout

Mac’s Tie Downs – That Never Let You Down: Kyle Geitzenauer – Pontiac G5

Clutch Performance of The Weekend: Paul Molina – 2017 Mustang GT350 (smoking autocross performance)

GTV: 23 entrants
1st Nick Relampagos -already had invite
2nd Chad Ryker – already had invite
3rd Michael Erickson – Crew cab ‘67 Chevelle

GTS: 26 entrants
1st Austin Barnes – 2010 Viper (already had invite)
2nd Jeremy Swenson – 2011 ZR1

GTL: 14 entrants
1st Mike Dusold – already had invite
2nd Ken Thwaits – already had invite
3rd Rich Willhoff – already had invite
4th Feras Qartoumy – already had invite
5th Logan Palmer – 2009 Corvette (Snoopy back to champions circle)

GTE: 3 entrants (2 showed)
1st Matthew Scott – 2017 Ioniq – already had invite
2nd Vernon Jolley – 2015 Chevy Spark!

GTC: 7 entrants
1st Thomas Litton – 1997 Miata

GT: 36 entrants
1st Jonathan Blevins – already had invite (tie score, but higher D&E)
2nd Eric Sheely – already had invite
3rd Cliff Elliott – 2016 Mustang GT