PT #62{USCA Laguna Seca Results and Feature Interview with OUSCI Invite Winner Martin Pond!

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Welcome to Episode 62 of  the Podcast!

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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, and the first sponsor to re-sign for 2014!


Feature Interview – Martin Pond!

Martin Pond’s run at the USCA Laguna Seca event earned him a slot in the 2014 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational!

Now that the first official USCA event is in the books, we decided to dig into the results for the Laguna Seca event. Results are posted below, but to go one step further we asked the Spirit of the Event winner Martin Pond to come on the show and discuss his experience as well, and he agreed! Martin built a 1980 Ford Fairmont that he originally bought for $250 (which, granted, is not the typical route one would go), dropped in a hot small block motor, threw a few Fox Body Mustang parts on it, brought it to the event, had a fantastic time, and walked away with an invite to the 2014 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational. Not too shabby!

If you’d like more details on the amazing Fairmont, Jim McIlvaine (“Optima Jim”) has a terrific write up available on the website as well!


USCA Laguna Seca Results


Overall winner over 3,000 pound class

Mike Maier ’66 Mustang

Overall winner under 3,000 pound class

Mark Frazier ’71 Datsun (LS Power)

Ridetech Street Challenge Autocross

Over 3,000 pound

1st Mike Maier ’66 Mustang

Under 3,000 pound

1st Mark Frazeier ’71 Datsun

All Wheel drive

1st Brandon Ranvek ’06 Mitsubishi EVO RS

Lingenfelter Performance Design and Engineering Challenge

Over 3,000 pound

1st James Shipka ’67 Camaro

Under 3,000 pound

1st Mark Frazeier ’71 Datsun


Full Lagna Seca Results



Upcoming Events!

During the show we went through upcoming event locations, times, and details. You can get year round updates in the Events section in the forums.

Just a reminder that in Episode 60 we released the full season list of events for all series schedules that we have available as of the release of this show.

-Rob & Larry


March 21-23, 2014


Fortworth, TX

Texas Motor Speedway

March 22-23, 2014

Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals

Pomona, CA

Pomona Fairplex

March 29-30, 2014

Goodguys 32nd All American Get Together

Pleasanton, CA

Fairgrounds in Pleasanton

April 4-6, 2014

Goodguys 14th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

Del Mar, CA

Del Mar Fairgrounds

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