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PT #71

Everyone Has a Shot at Racing Glory! Feature Interview with Rodney Prouty, USCA Gateway Spirit of the Event Winner!

Posted by on July 31, 2014 with 0 Comments

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The Nitty Gritty:

Welcome to Episode 71 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, and the first sponsor to re-sign for 2014!



Rodney Prouty wheels his ’68 Camaro during the 2014 USCA event at Gateway.

Feature Interview with Rodney Prouty:

Ultimate Street Car Qualifier!


Rodney accepts the ‘”Spirit of the Event” award from “Optima Jim!” Believe it or not, this is not a staged photo. Jim is a 7-foot tall former NBA player!

In this episode of the show Larry and I had the chance to interview Rodney Prouty, the latest winner of a “Spirit of the Event” USCA award, and thus the latest qualifier for the 2014 Ultimate Street Car Invitational!

Rodney and his partner Suzy have been involved in the Pro-Touring world since 2010, and (like a lot of us) fell in love with the sport as much as the people within it. Rodney’s ’68 Camaro was a complete (but rough) car he purchased in California for $100 from a little ‘ol lady, and he built it up using second hand parts purchased from customers of the Camaro restoration company he was working for at the time. He and Suzy recently moved to Indiana for Rodney’s new position at Ridetech.

During the interview Rodney shared a bit of his background, and we really dug into how it’s possible for anyone to compete for the Spirit of the Event award at Ultimate Street Car events!

Thanks for the interview, Rodney!


Upcoming Events

August 2014:

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. As always, you can always get year round updates for upcoming event locations, times, and details in the Events section in the forums.

July 29-August 3, 2014

Hot August Nights

Reno, NV


August 1-3, 2014


Portland, OR

Portland International Raceway

August 15-17, 2014

Googuys 13th Great Northwest Nationals

Spokane, WA

Spokane Co Fair & Expo Center

August 22-24, 2014


Brooklyn, MI

Michigan International Speedway

August 22-24, 2014

Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals

Pleasanton, CA

Pleasanton Fairgrounds

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