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!
REMINDER: Ron’s NEXT 2016 Seminar will be held Thursday July 7 in Columbus, OH!
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
Live from NJM with Jimi!
And now for something a little different: since there are so many events going on at this time of year we decided to bring Jimi on the show – live from New Jersey Motorsports Park! This is the first OSUSC event from NJM, and it has a lot of unique things about it due to the facility itself as well as the state of New Jersey.
As Jimi shared, there are two other race series using the facility this weekend. As a result of this the autocross and speed stop segments will be held on Saturday and Sunday instead of the combined “normal” Saturday schedule that we see at other events. This simply means that OSUSC attendees that purchased the “One Day” event package (which gets the the Autocross and Speed Stop, but does not involve the Road Course segment) will find themselves there for two days regardless. Twice the fun!
Jimi also shared that the “submarine belt through the seat” provision required by the state of New Jersey has caused no issues at all, and reported it will likely be incorporated at some level into the 2017 OSUSC safety rule set.
Lastly – we did chat through the weather conditions expected at NJM this weekend….and it’s definitely (100%) going to rain! While OSUSC events don’t necessarily stop from rain they do halt for dangerous conditions, with the safety of the track workers and drivers being first and foremost. Listen in to learn exactly what that entails.
Thanks for listening!
-Rob & Jimi
p.s. Just for fun, we dug into a little recap of the inaugural Cars and Cones Roadtrip tour. In short: it was fun, awesome, and is already on the books for next year! Maybe Jimi’s AMX will have a leak-free windshield by then….