Podcast: Episode 22 – Rob & Larry, Live at the Optima Faceoff at Road America!

Larry Callahan and I, live at Road America!

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The Nitty Gritty:

Welcome to Episode 21 of  the Podcast! We’re simul-posting the show show here on as well as on so everyone can get their fix!

For those new to the scene, the podcast show is hosted by myself and Larry Callahan, the owner of

The show is sponsored by the fantastic hot rod wiring supply company, Ron Francis Wiring, and we’re very appreciative that they were our FIRST EVER show sponsor!



Here's a shot that Larry snapped of me getting an interview with Jeff Schwartz, owner of Schwartz Performance.

In this edition of the show Larry Callahan and I had the chance to cover the Optima Faceoff event on June 24, 2012 at Road America in Wisconsin. To say that the facility was amazing would me a huge understatement, and the Optima Faceoff was even better! We spent the majority of the day on a gold cart, chasing down interviews, and “working”

During the day we had the chance to talk to many names in the industry, get sound bites from a lot of drivers, and even spent some time with Bill Goldberg (really)! Here are several of the big name guests that we interviewed:

  • Cam Douglass of Optima Batteries
  • Jeff Schwartz of Schwartz Performance
  • Bob Roese of Wilwood Brakes
  • Bill Goldberg
  • Matt Mippert of BFGoodrich Tires
  • Danny Popp last years OUSCI winner
  • Jeff VanBuren driving a red ’67 Camaro
  • Bret Voelkel of Ridetech


Events Coming Up:

Motorstate Challenge – July 13-15
South Haven, MI and Gingerman Raceway

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Be On The Show!

Guess what? We have a new call-in-number for the show! Dial SCRATCHPAD (727-282-4723) from any phone to leave us a message that we’ll play in the show.

Also, if you’d like to be interviewed LIVE at an upcoming event by Larry, e-mail and we’ll set it up!



Listen and Win $750 from COMP!

The Prize Segment sponsored by the COMP Performance Group is back, and it’s back BIG!  The next award winner will be selected on SEPTEMBER 15, 2012!

Entrants can enter to win a HUGE $750 gift certificate that will be awarded quarterly, and there are two ways to enter:

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