Welcome to the Show!
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!
Welcome Ron Sutton!
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 2017 with an entirely new workshop tour planned as well.
Stay tuned to future shows for details and Visit RonSuttonRaceTechnology.com to get more information on Ron’s incredible service lineup!
Phone/Text: (844) RACETEC
Ron’s Workshops Near 5 Big Events:
April 22nd, Saturday, at Ridetech HQ in Jasper, IN / Before Cars & Cones Autocross Tour
July 6th, Thursday, in Columbus, OH / Before the Good Guys Event
Sept 28th, Thursday, in Ft Worth, TX / Before the Good Guys Event
Oct 19th, Thursday, in Charlotte, NC / Before the Good Guys Event
Nov 1st, Wednesday, in Las Vegas / During SEMA & Before the Optima Invitational
In this episode we’ll reveal the finale of our 3-part interview with Ron on the release of his all new 400 page catalog! This is the big one. If you haven’t heard the previous two episodes…go listen to those first. This
We are incredibly proud to announce that Forgeline Motorsports has also returned to the OSUSC Podcast show for 2017! 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
Road America Results
And just like that…the season is over! In this episode we gave the full recap of the season points finale event at Road America, shared who received an award and an OUSCI invite, and then chatted through our Season Class winners (and congrats again to Rich Wilhoff on taking the Overall Series Points win). Listen in and enjoy…and then get ready for the big Kahuna event after SEMA, OUSCI!
-Rob & Jimi
Road America Notes:
-Hot Rods and Hot Rods car show at OPTIMA (36 cars present)
-Weather: Rain Friday night and Saturday. Last few autocross laps were wet, Road Rally was wet, Fire Aid welcome party was great!
-No Karting facility for the autocross and it went well! OPTIMA Truck could see it all.
-Jimi Gave the Fear of God Drivers Meeting in Preview of Running the Full Road Course.
-2 Engine failures all weekend.
-Full road course was AWESOME!
Road America Event Awards and OUSCI Invites:
GTV: James Shipka – One Lap Camaro (4th) – OUSCI Invite
GTS: Randy Johnson – 2002 Corvette (3rd) – OUSCI Invite
GTL: Logan Palmer – 2011 Corvette (2nd) – OUSCI Invite
GTC: Thomas Litton – 1997 Mazda Miata (4th) – OUSCI Invite
GT: Mark Golovin – 2001 Camaro (Black Betty) – (3rd) – OUSCI Invite
Spirit of the Event: Justin Hendrickson, 2011 Camaro … and he didn’t do the event! – OUSCI Invite
Spirit of the Event: Doug Osborne – Corvette named “Spooky” – OUSCI Invite
People’s Choice: Brian Hobaugh, ‘73 Camaro
First Timer: Jeff Vanburen (GT Class) 2017 Camaro
2017 OSUSC National Class Champions:
GTV: John Lazorak 1406, 1988 Conquest Tsi
GTS: Austin Barnes: 1450, 2010 Dodge Viper
GTL: Rich Wilhoff: 1484, 2006 Corvette Z06 – Overall Series Champion!
GTE: Matthew Scott: 288, 2017 Hyundai Ioniq
GTC: Scott Budisalich: 1245, 2006 Honda S2000
GT: Bryan Johnson: 1406, 2013 Camaro