OPTIMA Searches for the Ultimate Aussie Street Car

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (11.15.2019) – The OPTIMA search for Australia’s Ultimate Street Car will go down at Calder Park, Melbourne Australia on November 16 and 17.

The Aussie OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car (OSUSC) event is modeled after the American OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) which is held each year in Las Vegas. Both events aim to discover the best all around street car in terms of performance, fit and finish, engineering, and comfort.

OUSCI contestants build their cars with corner-carving semi-slick tires, forged three-piece wheels, exotic suspension, wild aerodynamics, and injected powerplants. First-gen Camaros, aero-laden Corvettes, off-tap Mitsubishi Evos, Dodge Vipers, BMW M5s, and ground-hugging pick-ups are just a few examples of the vehicles you may see at the event!

The Aussie OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car (OSUSC) competition is broken down into several disciplines including a Motorkhana, a time trial on the race circuit, drag racing, and a go-to-whoa-style competition called Speed Stop. OSUSC classes include Classic (1989 or earlier), Modern (post-1990), Fast Four (turbo and aspirated, all-wheel-drive, rotary or three-cylinder), and SUV/4×4.

Wayne Harris picture at LAX on Tuesday evening November 12th as he prepared to catch a 15 hours flight to Melbourne.

Although the focus of the event is to drive your car to its limits, there will also be a static car show and a Sound and Vision competition.

The dB Drag Racing Association (dBDRA) will be officiating the car stereo contest at the event. The dBDRA offers five different formats of competition, including dB Drag Racing, Bass Race, Psychlone, Top Dog, and Bagger Beatz! Each format is further divided into various classes based on the sound equipment installed and the extent to which vehicle modifications have been made. The dBDRA will be represented by judges from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The entry fee for the sound competition is $20.

While class winners get a trophy to take home, the overall winner of the Australian Ultimate Street Car competition scores a trip to Las Vegas OUSCI event and SEMA.

Let’s get ready for Australia’s Ultimate Street Car, at Calder Park, Melbourne, on November 16 and 17. Visit driveusca.com/optima-au/ for more information.

Visit dbdragracing.com for more information on the car stereo competition.

2019 dB Drag Racing Australian Championship – Nov 23-24

(11.12.2019) – The 2019 dB Drag Racing Australian Championship will take place 23-24 November 2019 in Albion Park Rail, NSW. Competitors from all around Australia will compete in this invitational event hosted by Frankie’s Auto Electrics and Car Audio. There is an opportunity to compete in 4 different formats of competition including: dB Drag Racing, Bass Race, Psychlone and Top Dog for a total of 19 classes available. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st – 3rd place winners in each class, along with Championship Rings for 1st place winners.

The 2019 Australian Championship will be officiated by a team of Australian judges along with Wayne Harris (USA) and Ray Choy (Canada). The event sponsors include: Frankie’s Auto Electrics and Car Audio (Event Host and Trophy Sponsor), Pioneer (Ring sponsor), DD Audio, Sony, Aerpro, Hertz, Audison, Vibe, Kenwood and Rockford Fosgate.

2019 Australian Championship:
Frankie’s Auto Electrics and Car Audio
69 Princes Highway
Albion Park Rail, NSW 2527

For more information regarding the event, contact marketing@termpro.com

The Car Audio Championship 2019 Was at Home in Louisville, KY

LOUISVILLE, KY (10.17.2019) – dBDRA, IASCA and MECA organizations, along with top competitors, sponsors and exhibitors traveled to the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville for the 2019 Car Audio Championship the weekend of October 12th and 13th.

The Car Audio Championship is an extremely important event for the 12volt industry overall. The best in SPL and Sound Quality is showcased on event floor. Staff members of each organization are to be commended for their efforts to produce such a large and successful event. dBDRA’s Wayne and Celise Harris, IASCA’s Moe and Kim Sabourin along with MECA Commish Steve Stern worked tirelessly to bring all the elements together. Celise Harris worked double duty to provide media outlets with press releases for the event. Sponsoring companies and exhibiting companies are to be commended for contributing (time/money/effort) to the success of the 2019 Car Audio Championship. Time and time again competitors, from each organization, showcased their creativity and passion for car audio. A huge 12volt News hat’s off to all!!

Press for dBDRA and the Car Audio Championship, supplied by Celise Harris, is below:


CAC – The lanes were busy throughout the weekend.

2019 Car Audio Championship is a Wrap!

The 2019 Car Audio Championship wrapped up during the weekend of October 12-13, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. This event was the 6th Annual Unified Finals for the competition organizations of IASCA, MECA and dB Drag Racing. Over 400 vehicles competed in over 50 formats of competition including: SPL (Sound Pressure Level), SQ (Sound Quality), Motorcycle Audio, Kids Power Wheels, Show N Shine and Ride the Lite at Night! The competitors and spectators had a chance to win thousands of dollars in awesome raffle prizes thanks to Kicker Car Audio, DD Audio and Resilient Sounds. The weekend was filled with competitors and spectators roaming over 100,000 square feet of indoor space taking in the sights and sounds of the event.

This SPL competitor definitely hit a BIG number in the lane.

The Car Audio Championship was made possible by the following sponsors:

Orion Car Audio – Title Sponsor
DD Audio – SPL Arena Sponsor
Arc Audio – SQ Hall Sponsor
Harley Davidson of Dothan – Goodie Bag Sponsor
Incriminator Audio – Badge Sponsor
Kicker Car Audio – Hospitality Sponsor

Trophies lined up for the awards ceremonies.

SHOW SPONSORS
Pioneer Electronics, Sundown Audio, B2 Audio, Ampere Audio, Resilient Sounds, Lord of Bass, SoundQubed, Deaf Bonce, SounDigital and Limitless Lithium.

T-SHIRT SPONSORS
XS Power, JL Audio, Tru Technology, Hybrid Audio Technologies, Crossfire, Avatar, Ohio Generator, Directronix, DC Audio, Slamology, 12 Volt News, Team Flop Box, Team Aint Loud, Team Imperial, TN Bass Racers and Term-LAB

MEDIA PARTNERS
12 Volt News – Gauge Magazine / Slamology


dB Drag Racing North American Championship

(10.17.2019) – The dB Drag Racing Association wrapped up the 2019 North American Finals over the weekend of October 12-13, 2019 with 188 participants competing in the following formats of competition: dB Drag Racing, Bass Race, Top Dog, Psychlone and Bagger Beatz. The event was held at 2 locations simultaneously and the competition was linked via the Term-LAB Measurement System. Competitors competed in: Sacramento, California and Louisville, Kentucky in a head to head bracket style format of competition. The location in Louisville was the main location and was held in conjunction with the Car Audio Championship at the Kentucky Expo Center. The event was a Unified Finals event which included MECA, dBDRA and IASCA.

A group of MECA Trophy winners.

Trophies were sponsored by Orion Car Audio and awarded in all divisions of competition at both locations. In addition to trophies, all First Place Champions will receive a custom championship ring sponsored by Incriminator Audio. The rings are all silver and customized for each competitor with their choice of stone color and ring size.

First Place Champions in each of 5 formats of competition include:

dB Drag Racing

Street Stock 1K – Tanner Burden

Pro Stock 2K – Team Last Minute

Pro Stock 5K – Steve Willis

Pro Stock NL – Team Subsonic Pressure Robb

Pro Stock Trunk 5K – Jordan Smith

Pro Stock Wall 5K – Team Nemesis Wally

Super Street No Wall – Team Trelo Loud

Super Street 1-2 – Team Soundcheck Kyle

Super Street 3-4 – dB Rev Jay

Super Street 5+ – Team Directronix Dan

Super Street X – Chris Peters

Extreme NL – Team Soundcheck

Bass Race

Bass Race 120.0-129.9db – Team Nemesis Wally

Bass Race 130.0-139.9db – Team Directronix Micah

Bass Race 140.0-149.9db – Clayton Koenig

Bass Race 150.0-159.9db – Chris Peters

Psychlone

Psychlone – No Wall – Team Mini

Psychlone –Wall – Team Bass Freqs Phatboy

Top Dog

Team Bassick – California location

Team Directronix Micah – Kentucky location

Bagger Beatz

Bike 3-8 – LA Audio

Bike 9+ – D and D Motorsports

Quad NL – Jeff Smith

Power Wheels – Ms. Avelyn

Bike Winners with trophies pictured with amazing bikes.

Best of Show

Chris Gregory – Kentucky Location

Team RF Brent – California Location

2 World Records were set at the 2019 dBDRA North American Championship

Team Trelo Loud – 168.2dB – Super Street NW

Team Directronix Dan – 171.2 dB – Super Street 5+

The dBDRA awarded personalized custom trophies sponsored by Sundown Audio, to all of the points leaders this season. These competitors accrued the most points in their format of competition. The 2019 North American points leaders are:

A.U. TODD

dB Drag Racing – 2019 Points Champion – Canada

TEAM FX JIMBO

Bass Race and Top Dog – 2019 Points Champion – Canada

TEAM FX DAILEN

Psychlone – 2019 Points Champion – Canada

TEAM DC LUCKY

dB Drag Racing, Psychlone, Top Dog – 2019 Points Champion – Western Region

BRIAN NYMAN

Bass Race – 2019 Points Champion – Western Region

FLEX ISSUES KRIS

Bagger Beatz – 2019 Points Champion – Western Region

WALT JOHNSON

dB Drag Racing – 2019 Points Champion – Eastern Region

TEAM NEMESIS ROBERT

Bass Race – 2019 Points Champion (TIE) – Eastern Region

BRANDON ROSSER

Psychlone and Top Dog – 2019 Points Champion (TIE) – Eastern Region

MISS ADYSEN

Bagger Beatz Power Wheels – 2019 Points Champion – Eastern Region

A large group of dBDRA Competitors with their trophies.

In addition to the North American Championship event, a 3X competition was held as a kick-off to the 2020 season. Many of the competitors competed in both events in order to get a jump on points for next season. There were a few windshields damaged during the event as well. On Friday evening, the dBDRA hosted an appreciation pizza party in the hall thanking the competitors for a great season and spending late nights competing at the competition.

This event was made possible through the hard work, late hours and dedication of our competitors, judging staff and assistants. There are not enough words to thank all of the judges however the recognition is most deserving.

The dBDRA judging staff in Louisville consisted of: Ray Choy (Canada), Jeremy Weber, Jereme Creamer, Chet Holmberg and Ricardo Espinosa (Costa Rica). The lanes, registration and computer support: Celise Harris, Malissa Creamer, Wyatte Meier and Ciera Harris on Live Stream. The judging staff in Sacramento, CA consisted of: Doug Stockton, Kimo, Wayne Harris and Jeffrey Fernandez.

The Car Audio Championship is made possible by the following sponsors:

Orion Car Audio – Title Sponsor

DD Audio – SPL Arena Sponsor

Arc Audio – SQ Hall Sponsor

Harley Davidson of Dothan – Goodie Bag Sponsor

Incriminator Audio – Badge Sponsor

Kicker Car Audio – Hospitality Sponsor

The competitors and spectators had a chance to win thousands of dollars in awesome raffle prizes thanks to Kicker Car Audio, DD Audio and Resilient Sounds.

SHOW SPONSORS

Pioneer Electronics, Sundown Audio, B2 Audio, Ampere Audio, Resilient Sounds, Lord of Bass, SoundQubed, Deaf Bonce, SounDigital and Limitless Lithium.

T-SHIRT SPONSORS

XS Power, JL Audio, Tru Technology, Hybrid Audio Technologies, Crossfire, Avatar, Ohio Generator, Directronix, DC Audio, Slamology, 12 Volt News, Team Flop Box, Team Aint Loud, Team Imperial, TN Bass Racers and Term-LAB

MEDIA PARTNERS

12 Volt News – Gauge Magazine / Slamology

For more info about the dB Drag Racing Association, click here.

2019 dBDRA European Championship Wrap Up

Congratulations to the champions of the 2019 dBDRA European Championship. The event was held in Montichiari, Italy over the weekend of September 20-22, 2019 in conjunction with Festival del Motori. Competitors were judged by a crew of international judges and competed in 3 formats of competition representing 17 classes. Four new World Records were also established at the event:

Street Stock 1K – Team Ground Zero Stefan – 151.9 dB
Pro Stock Wall 5K – Team Kostadopoulos – Allabouttech – 163.0 dB
Super Street 1-2 – dB Devils – M&J – 171.2 dB
Extreme NL – Team GZ Pezi Frank – 181.5 dB

First Place Champions in each format of competition include:

dB Drag Racing
Street Stock 1K – Team Ground Zero – Stefan (Germany)
Pro Stock 2K – Team Soundcenter – Poulios (Greece)
Pro Stock 5K – Team Argigarage – Hulk (Greece)
Pro Stock NL – Maxx Custom (Italy)
Pro Stock Trunk 5K – 2l4y Joe (Austria)
Pro Stock Wall 5K – Team Kostadopoulos – Allabouttech (Greece)
Super Street No Wall – Team Experience – Pstuning (Greece)
Super Street 1-2 – dB Devils – M&J (Finland)
Super Street 3-4 – Toscana GZ Team Gianluca (Italy)
Super Street 5+ – Team Ground Zero – Tibor (Hungary)
Super Street X – Team Xtremeloud – Hilas (Greece)
Extreme NL – Team GZ Pezi Frank (Germany)

Bass Race
Bass Race 120.0-129.9db – Team Tr Marian (Italy)
Bass Race 130.0-139.9db – Team Ground Zero – Emmanuel (France)
Bass Race 140.0-149.9db – Team Ground Zero – Gregory (France)
Bass Race 150.0-159.9db – Team Performance – Nontas (Greece)

Top Dog
Team 2elle (Italy)

Best of Show
Team Xtremeloud – Hilas (Greece)

Click here to see a full list of winners.

Supporting Manufacturers: Ground Zero, DD Audio, GS Audio

A huge thanks goes out to Stefano Eupani and dB Drag Racing Italy for hosting the event. And to all of the judging staff: Wayne Harris, Yiannis Lekkas, Ray Choy, Bine Zupan, Stefano Eupani, Stefano Mologni and Rikard Karlsson.