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!
Ron Sutton’s 2015 Workshop!
BIG NEWS! Ron Sutton’s 2015 Workshop and Book Tour has been scheduled….and you can attend! This is your chance to spend a full day with Ron and learn how to design and improve YOUR CAR for the best performance possible. Three different dates for the workshop are available yet in 2015….but book now because Ron may never put these on again! Visit RonSuttonRaceTechnology.com to learn more and register for your spot.
Remaining 2015 Workshops:
1. Thursday, Sept 10 – Near Holley LS Fest – Bowling Green, Kentucky
2. Thursday, Oct 1 – Near the Goodguys Lone Star Nationals – Fort Worth, Texas
3. Thursday, Nov 5 – Near SEMA & the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, Las Vegas, NV
“I never sell in a workshop. Never. I educate. Even if I love a product, I don’t sell anyone. That’s just not my style. No one sells or “pitches” any products in my workshops. If you attend my workshop, you will walk away with valuable, powerful information you understand to help make your car handle better & more fun to drive. I guarantee it.” – Ron Sutton
Phone/Text: (916) 834-8051
Feature Interview – Chandler Premo
2009 BMW M3
In this episode of the OSUSC podcast we were fortunate enough to bring on Chandler Premo for another of our in depth “car and driver” feature interviews. Chandler’s first OSUSC event was in Bowling Green, KY where he and his father attended together. They fell in love with the series, the fun, and the drivers and have decided to run as many events as possible this year! (As a cool side, note, the learned of the OSUSC Series information from their local Advanced Auto Parts store!)
At just 22 years old he’s likely one of the youngest drivers in the field, and while his BMW is modified some it’s still a VERY usable daily driver. He spent four years in AMA motocross in high school but had very little experience racing a car. In fact, the autocross and speed stop events were his first of either kind and his first run on the road course marked his second time doing such a thing….ever! Despite all that he finished very well with the following stats:
-4th in Speed Stop Challenge (.009 behind 3rd Place in Speed Stop)
-9th Overall in Autocross (GT)
-7th overall in the Road Course (out of 28 cars in the GT class)
-Overall: Finished 7th in GT Class
Chandler and his family will be running at multiple other OSUSC events this year taking advantage of the Double Points events especially. You can contact Chandler as well as follow his adventures via his Facebook page.
Thanks for the great interview, Chandler!
-Rob & Jimi