Steel Valley Regional XI Set for July 22 – 24

12VOLT CENTRAL STUDIOS (07.21.2022) –The HARV Arena at the Mountaineer Casino and Resort, in New Cumberland WV, will be the site of the 2022 Steel Valley Regional XI July 22rd thru 24th presented by ARC Audio.

“The excitement is really growing as we get closer to the event featuring MECA 4X, MECA 2X, IASCA 3X, EMMA3X and MASQ competitions. The HARV will be open Friday July 22nd at 1PM until 9 PM for staging and a day of Tweak n Tune. Competitors can also register for MECA 2X on Friday if interested for an additional $40. We are looking for a great event and will be excited to see competitors in the lanes with vendors and retailers set up to showcase their latest products in the HARV Arena for our SQL event,“ Larry Chijner related.

Continuing, Chijner stated, “The SVR features the Top 40 SQ Showdown where 6 judges will evaluate all the cars and rank them from 40th to 1st place. Prizes and Trophies will be presented to all who compete. Judges for this event are Harry Kimura (Head Judge), Brian Huston, Steve Tyler, Sharon Tyler, Steve Cornell and Curtis Helms. This is our 10th Anniversary Show and will be the biggest and best show ever!!

12volt companies planning to participate on site at the event include ARC Audio, Karma Audio, JL Audio , Italia Hi Fi, Focal, Mosconi, Gladen, Black Hole5, Illusion Audio, Dynaudio, Zapco, ESB, Audiowave Ltd, Accuton Automotive, Resonix, AAMP/Stinger, ART Technolgies, Audio Visions, Vibe Audio , Davis Distribution. US Acoustics, Stereo Installs, Erins Audio Corner, Vangaurd Designs and Audible Physics.

IASCA’s Travis Chin commented, “I’m looking forward to attending SVR XI and being part of the IASCA judging team. This event is one of a few on the East Coast that will prepare SQ competitors for the upcoming IASCA World Finals October 8th and 9th in Lebanon MO. There will be plenty of top sound quality vehicles to check out as they prepare for their runs at the 2022 Championship.”

IASCA Judges will be Travis Chin, Rusty Gregg and Keith Turner.

MECA Staff related “Larry Chijner’s SVR is a premier event on the MECA SQL schedule. This year we are bringing our enhanced 4X SQL program to the SVR with Arc Audio as Title Sponsor. Four of our top SQL judges will rate each system’s Sound Quality, individually, and scores are averaged for the most fair outcomes. Judges will give detailed notes for improvement leading to better scores for all MECA competitors. The MECA 4X events are designed to help prepare MECA competitors for our Finals event October Contests include 7 Sound Quality classes, 4 install classes, RTA Freq Out and two 2 seat (old School) SQ classes.”

MECA Judges scheduled for SVR are Richard Papasin (Head Meca Judge) , Mike Flanagan , Vinny Taylor and Julian Ridi. A big thanks to Larry, Klifton and Keith Turner for working to make this one of the highlights of the MECA season.”

EMMA USA Judges are Tom Meyers(Head Emma Judge), Ben Zimmerman, Mic Wallace and Jeff Smith). EMMA is in its second year in the US and is Europes number 1 Sound Quality Format. Competitors are lving the new and fresh SQ format Emma offers. MASQ Sound Quality Organization will also be at the event as another option for the competitors to participate in. Howard Cantor and judges also plan on attending.

Klifton Keplinger is Head Scoring Technician along with help from Lori Wallace. Charles Knight from Alegius Design is our website coordinator. Tony Pasquale will be there to help competitors prepare for the show along with tuning support and helping Larry with show coordination.

Concluding, Chijner relayed, “Without the help from ALL the participating Sponsors and continued support from the competitors this show could never happen. It is very important to Thank ALL the Sponsors by using their products and saying Thank you to them when you see them”

ALL the information on the show and participating sponsors can be seen on the website below.  

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