The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #163

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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 2023! 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!

Over 50% of the 2022 OUSCI field ran Forgelines!
Phone: (800) 886-0093


Thunderhill Spirit of the Event Winner Connor Hoovler and his ’72 Ford F100

OSUSC DoubleHeader Madness with OPTIMA Jim: Thunderhill & Nola – Recap and Results!

The March season of events is in full madness mode… we’re back on the podcast court! In this episode we were joined by OPTIMA Jim as well to review not one, but two OSUSC 2023 events! As you know, Thunderhill and NOLA recently occurred on back to back weekends. This is a full rundown of both events in “one shining moment” of an epic podcast!

The “racecraft” between these two events is the same – but different – and after two events in the books we already have people solidly in the points for a show at the 2023 OUSCI.

Listen in for a full rundown of BOTH events that were. A summary of winners is below, and all official results are at

-Rob & Jimi & OPTIMA Jim


Anderson Composites Participants Choice Award:
Connor Hoovler
72 Ford F100

Darren Garvens
73 240Z

TCI First Timer Award:
Lane Farka
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

Drew Cleever
2021 Tesla Model 3 – over 3200 pounds with RWD

Advance Auto Parts Speed Perks Showdown:
Mike Arlie – 2018 Camaro SS – Winner
Wes McFarland – 74 GMC C-10

Arrington Lucky 7 Outlaw Class Rundown
Jamie Elliot (broke)
Chad Langley – Winner!

Summit Racing Equipment Spirit of the Event Award:
Hoovler, Connor
1972 Ford F100

Baron, Aimel
2019 Chevrolet Corvette

Arrington Performance Lucky 7 Outlaw Class
Duke Langley – 2002 Corvette

Chad Langley – 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid

Classic Car Liquidators GTV Class:
Breezee, Ryan
1969 Chevrolet Camaro

Smith, Chris
1970 Chevrolet Camaro

No Limit Engineering GTT:
Reed, Dustin
1972 Chevrolet C10

Dorrick, Stephen
2005 Nissan Frontier

GTC – Geaux Moto
de la Houssaye, Dayton
2016 Mazda MX-5

Garvin, Darren
1973 Datsun 240Z

Viking Shocks GT Class:
Schotz, Dave
2022 Chevrolet Camaro

Blevins, Jonathan
2008 Ford Shelby GT500

OPTIMA Lithium GTL Class:
Carroll, David
1975 Datsun 280z

Duncan, Pat
2003 Chevrolet corvette

GTS Class: 
Thunderhill (2 winners)
Sobey, Bob
2013 Nissan GTR
Priestley, Jordan
2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance

Adkins, Randy
2008 Chevrolet Z06 Corvette



Welcome QA1!

We are incredibly proud to announce that QA1 has joined the podcast to with Forgeline for the 2023 season! Visit for more information on their fantastic suspension systems lineups!