The OSUSC Podcast – Episode #178

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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


Bob Sobey wins OUSCI 2023 in back-to-back fashion!

OUSCI 2023 Finale – Bob Sobey Wins!!

OUSCI 2023 has come, gone, and Bob Sobey is our champion once again!

Listen in for a full run down of the entire week at SEMA 2023 culminating with an amazing performance run by each and every OUSCI competitor. The past 10 years have really shown the growth of this series and (in our humble opinion) the OUSCI competition at SEMA is the biggest show of all.

It was GREAT to meet so many of you at the SEMA show and we’re really happy to hear how much you enjoy – and utilize – this podcast throughout the season. It was always meant to be an aid to those on the inside – and the outside – to make the series more helpful, accessible, and FUN!  (We love doing it, too!)

Congrats to ALL who competed, our class winners, and of course Bob Sobey our OUSCI 2023 Champion! We’ll be back after Thanksgiving for one more show as a 2024 preview. Enjoy the holiday, get some rest, and we’ll talk to you soon.

Results are below!

-Rob & Jimi


1st – 487 Bob Sobey OUSCI 2023 Champion (GTS)
2nd – 474 Jordan Priestley (GTS)
3rd – 460 Chris Smith (GTV)


Arrington Performance Lucky 7 Outlaw Class
1st Duke Langley – 2002 Chevrolet Corvette
2nd Danny Weller – 2019 Camaro ZL1 ILE
3rd Ronald Merlino – 2004 Nissan 350Z

Classic Car Liquidators GTV Class
1st Chris Smith – 1970 Camaro
2nd Ryan Breezee – 1969 Camaro
3rd Brian Hobaugh – 1973 Camaro

Downforce Motorsports GTR Class: – Downforce Motorsports
1st Dan Long – 1966 Superformance GT40
2nd Robert Spencer – 1963 Superformance FIA Cobra
3nd Doug Campbell – 1968 Superformance GT40

No Limit Engineering GTT:
1st Stephen Dorrick – 2005 Nissan Frontier
2nd David Carroll – 74 Blazer
3rd Connor Hoovler – 1972 Ford F100

GTC – Geaux Moto
1st Dayton de la Houssaye – 2016 MX5
2nd Troy de la Houssaye – 2016 Miata
3rd Jordan Filip – 2003 Toyota Corolla

Viking Shocks GT Class:
1st John Faulkner – 2021 Camaro
2nd Dave Schotz – 2022 Camaro
3rd Austin Barnes – 2020 Ford Moostang

OPTIMA Lithium GTL Class:
1st Ryan Matthews – 2002 Chevrolet Corvette
2nd Mike Rovere – 2008 Z06
3rd Pat Duncan – 2003 Corvette

GTS Class:
1st Bob Sobey – 2013 GTR
2nd Jordan Priestley – 2021 Tesla Model 3
3rd Raymond Ellsworth – 2008 Viper