2019 dBDRA Australian Championship Took Place Nov 23-24

AUSTIN, TX (11.27.2019) – The 2019 Australian dB Drag Racing Association Championship took place during the weekend of November 23-24, 2019. Participants traveled from around the country to compete in the annual event hosted by Frankies Auto Electrics and Car Audio. The event was judged by a team of North American and Australian judges including: Wayne Harris, USA / Ray Choy, Canada / Grant Stapleton, Victoria / Gavin Campbell, New South Wales / Samuel McWaters, South Australia and Michael Crouch / Queensland.

The 1st place winners in each format of competition will be awarded a National Championship Ring sponsored by Pioneer Electronics Australia. Trophies were awarded to the 1st-3rd place winners and sponsored by Frankies Auto Electrics and Car Audio. The lane sponsor for the event was Kenwood Australia. Additional event supporters include: DD Audio, Vibe, Sony, Aerpro, Audison, Hertz and Rockford Fosgate

2019 Australian Championship Winners

dB Drag Racing
Street Stock 1K – Matt Jones
Pro Stock 2K – Mitchell Bulmer
Pro Stock 5K – Brenton Hammond
Pro Stock NL – Chris Ziino
Pro Stock Trunk 5K – Fedee Fattal
Pro Stock Wall 5K – Zac Trigg
Super Street NW – Tony Pellicci
Super Street 1-2 – Josh Livingston
Super Street 3-4 – Dean Veitch
Super Street X – Shalfraaz Ali
Extreme NL – Team Frankies

Bass Race
Bass Race 120.0 – 129.9 dB – Billy Arnold
Bass Race 130.0 – 139.9 dB – Chris Ziino
Bass Race 140.0 – 149.9 dB – Shalfraaz Ali

Psychlone – No Wall – Adrian Dougherty
Psychlone –Wall – Lucky Lianos

Top Dog
Mitchell Bulmer

Best of Show
Richard Snell

A few comments from competitors that attended event.

Fedee Fattal
“I had a great experience at finals. I am always happy to help fellow competitors and strive to be the best in my class while having fun.”

Shalfraaz Ali
“Competing in the Australian Finals Is FUN and challenging because I am always aiming to achieve my Personal Best. Winning a Championship Ring is an overwhelming sense of this achievement. It is always great when International judges attend the event. Having Wayne Harris and Ray Choy at the event is the BEST!”

Mitchell Bulmer
“Absolutely amazing weekend at Frankie’s Car Audio for the Australian dB Drag Finals. I am very happy with my achievements as I walked away with 2 championships rings (Pro Stock 2K and Top Dog) which is beyond my expectations. Huge thanks to Frank for holding the event and thanks to Ray Choy and Wayne Harris for attending the Australian Finals. Thanks to my team Dem Lowz, Josh Livingston, Shane Wegener, Chris Ziino, Fedee Fattal for all the motivation and helping push through the wins with all their support. Thanks to Brenton Hammond for putting up with all my shit all year. And lastly and most importantly thank you to my love Sammi Shetye for dealing with me all year and allowing me to put time into the car to get where I am now.”

Brenton Hammond
“Another successful Australian Championship for the mighty Yaris. I retained my Pro Stock 5K title for the 3rd consecutive year as well as set a new Australian Record and Personal Best. A big shout out to Matty from B2 Audio and Blake from Powerus Amplifiers for supplying me the world class equipment. Also want to give a shout out to our celebrity judges for their travel and their efforts this weekend. Cheers Wayne Harris, Ray Choy, Michael Crouch, Grant Stapleton and Samuel McWaters.”

Lance Herner
“Another great year with dB Drags and an awesome weekend. Caught up with old friends and made a few more.”

Tony Pellicci
“After this weekend’s Finals at Frankies, I’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to Hayne Harris (U.S.A.) and Ray Choy (Canada) for officiating the comp, and also a Huge THANK YOU to Frank at Frankies for holding Australian Finals at his shop and trophies and BBQ. Also thank you to all competitors that turned up. Didn’t matter if you come 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or whatever, you are all winners, thank you all!”

Adrian Dougherty
“I would like to thank all those involved with Finals over the weekend. I would also like to thank those that brought their partners… you all deserve a pat on the back, and welcome to the dBDRA family. We are a true audio family in that we help each other the best that we can: before, during, and after the events! Again, thank you to everyone. I look forward to seeing and hearing from you throughout the year and next year at an even bigger event.”

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