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 2016 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: (916) 834-8051
We are incredibly proud to announce that Forgeline Motorsports has joined us on the OSUSC Podcast show for 2016! 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
Forgeline’s Dave Schardt Talks the Inside Scoop on Wheel Performance and Design!
Happy Groundhog Day, 2016!
As we gear up for the start of the OSUSC season (which is just a few short weeks away) we thought it would be a great time to have Dave Schardt on from Forgeline to talk wheel tech, plus give a little history on Forgeline itself. Forgeline has been a mainstay in the sports car racing world for years, and is a common find among many OSUSC competitors (as well as both Jimi and I).
During our discussion we learned that Dave and and his brother Steve grew up in the wheel industry, starting at their fathers wire-wheel company. We also learned how Forgline journeyed from a pure racing wheel company that now makes passenger car wheels as well, not vice versa. If you’re interested in learning about wheel load ratings (and how they translate with recently developed high-G tires), plus learn about optimal wheel sizes for performance applications, you’ll enjoy this episode very much!
Thanks for the interview, Dave!
-Rob & Jimi
p.s. As a fun testament to their support for the OSUSC, the Forgline Second-Gen Camaro build is under way at Smitty’s Custom Automotive. Look for it on the track later this season!