The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #75

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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



David Carroll at speed in his VEGA

Barber Results!

Our very first USCA event at Barber Motorsports Park is now in the books and what an event it was! The speeds were high, the competition was fierce, and the track was beautiful (and they’ve already invited us back). A full event recap is given in this episode of the podcast and a list of results is below as well.

Thanks for listening!

-Rob & Jimi


Anderson Composites Participants Choice Award:
Byron Burnham ‘76 Cosworth Vega

Mac’s Tie Downs that Never Let you Down:
Matt Givens – 2015 Mustang GT

TCI First Timer Award:
Michael Calamaras, 2016 Shelby GT350

White Line Track Record Set:
Danny Popp (1:36.388)

Centerforce Clutch Performance of the Weekend:
Dusty Nixon, ‘79 Disco Camaro (Battle of the Road Course)

SPECTRE Spirit of the Event Award
David Griffin – 2006 Mustang – OUSCI INVITE – 3 Valve Mustang

QA1 GTV Class: 22 entrants
1st Dusty Nixon – 79 Disco Camaro wins! Already had invite. 425 points
2nd Efrain Diaz in 69 Camaro wins with 2nd place – 421 points -OUSCI INVITE

RECARO GTS Class: 18 entrants
1st Jake Rozelle – 2003 Corvette – 475 points -OUSCI INVITE

Holley EFI GTL Class: 14 entrants
1st Mike DuSold – ‘67 Camaro – 490 Points – Already had invite
2nd Ken Thwaits – 2011 Evo – 486 Points – Already had invite
3rd Danny Popp – 2003 Corvette – 481 Points – OUSCI INVITE

GTE: 1 entrants
1st Dr Karen Thomas – 2018 Tesla P100D – 281 Points – Leading the GTE Championship Chase – OUSCI INVITE

GTC: 6 entrants
1st Brian Johns – 1993 Mazda RX7 – 453 Points – Invite Already
2nd Doug Wind – 2004 Dodge SRT4 – 418 Points – OUSCI INVITE

Franklin Road Apparel GT Class: 31 Entries (1st Ever – All Mustang Podium)
1st Jonathan Blevins – 2008 Mustang – 436 Points – Already had Invite
2nd Jon Laughlin – 2016 Mustang – 431 Points -OUSCI INVITE