The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #144

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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 Forgeline!

forgeline-keating-large_image-630We are incredibly proud to announce that Forgeline Motorsports has also returned to the OSUSC Podcast show for 2022! 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!

45% of the 2021 OUSCI field ran Forgelines – including the top 3 finishers!
Phone: (800) 886-0093


Craig Staley TCI First Timer

2022 – Charlotte Results & Recap!

Our first 2022 event is now in the books! The big news from the event is that the dreaded “track crossing” procedure schedule never had to happen thanks to some heads up help on Wednesday by Jeff Luckritz with the Trans Am series. Two months worth of work was all reconfigured in about two hours and made for a much more enjoyable and efficient time for everyone!

Tune in for a full rundown of the event that was, complete with a list of each award and class winner. On to Sonoma!

-Rob & Jimi


Anderson Composites Participants Choice Award:
Jason Bottenfield – 69 Camaro

TCI First Timer Award:
Craig Staley 2016 Corvette

Advance Auto Parts Speed Perks Showdown:
Luke Vignault

Summit Racing Equipment Spirit of the Event Award:
JB Granger – 67 Chevy c10

Lucky 7 Outlaw Class – Speedtech
1969 Datsun Roadster – Anthony Palladino

Classic Car Liquidators GTV Class – Classic Car Liquidators
1964 Chev. corvette coupe
Joe Gregory

GTS Class:
2013 Nissan GTR
Bob Sobey

GTR Class: – Downforce Motorsports
1966 Superformance GT40
Dan Long

No Limit Engineering GTT:
1978 Chev. C10
Jesse Vaughn

GTC – Geaux Moto
Honda S2000
John Laughlin

Optima Chargers GT Class:
Ford Shelby GT500
Jonathan Blevins

Holley EFI GTL Class:
Chev. Corvette Z06
Garry Walsh
Rob Edwards gets the invite because Garry didn’t accept the invite