The 25th Anniversary DB Drag Racing World Finals and Old School Car Audio Meet UP

OWENSBORO, KY (09.29.22) – The 25th Anniversary dB Drag Racing World Finals is taking place this weekend at the Owensboro KY Convention Center. Competition teams are traveling from all around to compete in 24 classes of competition.

Old school car audio enthusiasts will also be joining the event as part of an Old School Car Audio Meet Up. A busy weekend is planned with competition Saturday and Sunday. Trophies are awarded for 1st – 3rd place winners AND Championship Rings for 1st Place winners.

Wayne and Celise were rushing though the Atlanta airport on the way to Owensboro. Celise snapped this image as Wayne was boarding.

All attendees will receive a cool swag duffel bag with racing jersey, cap, banner, plaque and swag. Lunch is included for both days of the event and a catered BBQ dinner on Saturday night during the after party. Everyone will have a chance to win nearly $10,000 in PRIZES donated by sponsors.

On behalf of the dB Drag Racing Association and members a sincere thank you goes out to the sponsors supporting the event.

All is in place for the DB Drag Racing World Finals this weekend.

Deaf Bonce / Alphard Group (Presenting Sponsor) – Incriminator Audio (Rings and Badges) – Sundown Audio (Trophies) – Ground Zero & SounDigital (Hospitality and Party) – Crossfire Car Audio (Duffel Bags) – XS Power (Electric) – Directronix (Old School Meet Up) – DC Audio (Points Champion) – Mel Valadez (Plaques) – FCBC (Deathmatch) – AAMP (Decal) – Show Sponsors: Team Space 4 Bass – 20 Hz Labs – Shaker Trucking & Towing – Resilient Sounds – Kicker – Cerwin Vega – Term-LAB

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25th Anniversary DB Drag Racing World Finals and Old School Meet Up

OWENSBORO, KY (07.26.22) – The 25th Anniversary Drag Racing World Finals WEEKEND will take place October 1-2, 2022, at Western Kentucky’s award-winning venue – the Owensboro Convention Center. This is a full-service facility overlooking the scenic Ohio River in revitalized downtown Owensboro, KY. This event is slated to be a combination of competition and old school meet up. Current dB Drag Racing competitors will accrue points to gain an invitation to compete in the World Finals.

The dBDRA is extending an invitation to present and past dB Drag Racing competitors, judges, teammates, manufacturers, friends, and family to be a part of this historic Old School Meet Up! The event is anticipated to be a time where enthusiasts can “hang out” and reminisce about all things car audio. A hospitality suite, overlooking the Ohio River, will be open during the weekend to allow for people to catch up and share stories.

On Saturday evening, the after party will take place at The Brew Bridge, a local Brewery near the Owensboro Convention Center. The party is a great time for competitors to get out of the lanes, have dinner and visit with everyone. The party will be catered by a local favorite, Smokehouse BBQ. In addition, the Brewery offers a full-service bar including more than 12 local beers on tap!

“We invite you to join us at the 25th Anniversary dB Drag Racing World Finals WEEKEND!” remarks Wayne Harris, President of the dBDRA. “We are really excited about the event and are working hard to make this a memorable time for everyone. I would like to personally invite everyone that has been involved with dB Drag Racing, over the past quarter of a century, to come out to the show!”

For more information on the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact: or call: 512-377-1055


Friday, September 30
• Setup and Competitor Roll-In

Saturday, October 1
• ALL Qualifying
• Hospitality Suite Open all day
• Old School Meet up
• Start of Brackets (time permitting)
• 7pm – After Party

Sunday, October 2
• Elimination Rounds of Competition
• Hospitality Suite Open all day
• Old School Meet up
• Awards Ceremony
• Competitor Move Out

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The dBDRA North American Western Conference Finals Wrapped a Strong 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA (10.20.2021) – The 2021 dBDRA North American Western Conference Finals took place October 16-17, 2021, in Sacramento California. The 2-day event was held at Sacramento Raceway in conjunction with Trimp & Adams Drag Races. Several competitors started arriving at the Raceway on Friday night to claim their camping spots. The event was as much of a weekend tailgate party as it was a competition. The hospitality of the West Coast competitors was top notch with many cooking out and socializing throughout the weekend. On Saturday night, Gary Killian prepared BBQ for all competitors and racers on site.

Saturday was the busiest day of the event with 73 entries in the 2022 Season Kick Off and 68 entries in the Western Finals. Competitors were running through the lanes all day and into the evening. While most of the competitors were from California, Nevada and Idaho, there were some that traveled even farther. Team Subsonic Pressure traveled from Mexico and 7 competitors, and their pit crews traversed the country to attend both the East and West Coast Finals. The competitors that attended both events include: Team Mini (Canada), Team FX Jimbo (Canada), Team Directronix Dan (MN), Robert Kollar (FL), Mel Valadez (TX), Moses Martinez (CA) and Gracie Mullen (TN). These competitors are true die-hard dB Draggers!

Elimination rounds took place on Sunday and the event culminated with a 4-way demo style 5-minute Deathmatch. Competitors auditioned to be entered into Deathmatch with a $500 prize sponsored by Limitless Lithium. The Deathmatch event was one of the most exciting ones we have seen in a long time! Two of the competitors were tied most of the 5-minute run, not knowing who was going to win until the very end when one of the competitors subs gave out. Smoke was coming out of the back of the vehicle and everyone was cheering! The ultimate Deathmatch winner was Ray Maestas.

Competitors that attended both EAST and WEST locations and won FIRST in their respective classes are crowned North American Champions and they include:
Robert Kollar – Super Street 1-2
Team Directronix Dan – Super Street NW
Mel Valadez – Street Stock 1K
Team FX Jimbo – Bass Race 159.9
Team Mini – Psychlone No Wall

Team Phat Boyz

Wayne Harris, president of the dBDRA, presented two competitors with dBDRA Ambassadors of the year awards. These competitors have a great attitude, always willing to assist other competitors and are great ambassadors for the dB Drag Racing Association.
Robert Kollar – Eastern dBDRA Ambassador
Moses Martinez – Western dBDRA Ambassador

dB Drag Racing Western Finals Champions
Street Stock 1K – Mel Valadez
Pro Stock 2K – Steve Willis
Pro Stock 5K – Team DC Angelo
Pro Stock Trunk 5K – Team Subsonic Pressure
Pro Stock Wall 5K – Team Send It Dave
Pro Stock NL – Jeff Vue
Super Street 1-2 – Robert Kollar
Super Street 3-4 – Team SSC Joe
Super Street 5+ – Ray Maestas
Super Street NW – Team Directronix Dan
Super Street X – Team SSC Ron
Extreme 5K – Team SSC Jose

Flex Issues Kris (boy) with his dad Kyle and Ray Maestas

Bass Race Western Finals Champions
Bass Race 129.9 dB – Lord of Bass Manny
Bass Race 139.9 dB – Team DC Joe
Bass Race 149.9 dB – Team DC Angelo
Bass Race 159.9 dB – Team FX Jimbo

Psychlone Western Finals Champions
Psychlone No Wall – Team Mini
Psychlone Wall – Team RF Brent
Psychlone Demo No Wall – Team Phat Boyz Jose
Psychlone Demo Wall – Team Phat Boyz

Top Dog Wester Final Champion
Team DC Jenner

Bagger Beatz Western Final Champion
Bike 1-8 – Chris Cagle
Power Wheels – Flex Issues Kris

Team Send It Dave

Western Points Champions
Team DC Lucky – dB Drag, Bass Race, Top Dog
Flex Issues Kyle – Bagger Beatz
Phat Boyz Jose – Psychlone

Deathmatch Winner
Ray Maestas

dBDRA Western Finals Officiating Team: Wayne Harris, Doug Stockton, Jereme Creamer, Jeffrey Fernandez, Ray Choy and Kimo Kealoha.

Gary and Leslie Killian – BBQ Host
Andrew McCain – Event Photos

Competitor Awards:
Best of Show: Team RF Brent
Furthest Traveled: Team FX Jimbo, Team Mini, Moses Martinez
Judges Choice Standout Install: Team DC Josh
Largest Team Participation – Team Send It
Most Top Dog Wins – Team DC Jenner
Loudest of the Weekend (173.0 dB) – Team Directronix Dan
Team and Show Support – Team DC Audio

Thanks to the sponsors that made this event possible:
Car Audio Championship Presenting Sponsor: Deaf Bonce
dB Drag Championship Ring Sponsor: Incriminator Audio
dB Drag Trophy Sponsor: Sundown Audio
Competitor Badge Sponsor: Incriminator Audio
dB Drag West Points Sponsor: B2 Audio
3X Sponsor: DC Audio
Deathmatch Sponsor: Limitless Lithium

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SPL Car Audio Championship Set for Oct 8 & 9 in Muscle Shoals, AL

AUSTIN, TX (09.21.2021) – Attention audio fanatics – mark your calendars for the 2021 Car Audio Championship – Oct 8-9 at the North Alabama State Fairgrounds!  Come on out and experience the loudest CAR & BIKE SYSTEMS in ALABAMA.

Competition Formats: SPL (Sound Pressure Level), Motorcycle Audio, Kids Power Wheels, Show N Shine and Ride the Lite at Night! Hundreds of vehicles will be on display and competing with their systems in over 50 formats of competition. Vendors will have products on display and showcasing new technology for consumers interested in after-market audio and accessories. Tickets available at gate.  

Event Location: 
North Alabama State Fairgrounds
65 Sportsplex Drive
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Tickets – $10 per day
DEMO PASS – $50 per day
Parking – FREE

Show Hours: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 – 10am – 6pm
Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 10am – 6pm

North Texas Shootout with USACi and dB Drag Racing

HALTOM CITY, TX (07.13.2021) – The North Texas Shootout took place at the American Legion in Haltom City on Sunday July 11th. USACi and dB Drag Racing competitions, with Boomin’Audio, filled the lanes with competitors.

Local retailer Voodoo Customs hosted the event. Fred Montana, Voodoo Customs owner related, “We had an awesome event with over 75 competitors in with lanes with USACi plus dB Drag Racing and Boomin’ Audio. Our business at Voodoo Customs has been strong and we feel that showcasing enthusiasts at sound-off events will keep business rolling. Chet handled the USACi lanes while Andy and Jeffrey were behind the meter for dB Drag Racing Boomin’ Audio competitors.”

Andy Teuscher assembling Boomin’ Audio trophies on Saturday afternoon.

Boomin’ Audio’s Andy Teuscher traveled in from Utah to work the lanes with Jeffrey Fernandez. “I came in a day early and worked on putting together over 40 Boomin’ Audio trophies for the event. We utilized an area at the Crossfire HQ in Irving that is only about 20 miles from Haltom City where the event took place,” Teuscher related.

The weather on Sunday was warm in the morning as Andy and Jeffrey set up the tent at the American Legion. As they placed the trophies, set up the meter and got the lanes ready for the dB Drag Racing Boomin’ Audio competitors the thermometer quickly rose into the mid 90’s.

On Sunday morning Jeffrey Fernandez (L) and Andy Teuscher had all set up to officiate the Boomin’ Audio Audio dBDrag competition.
Jeffrey and Andy presented first timer Boomin’ decals. Shane Chandler (C) received Boomin’ 160 decal while Simon Fletcher (L) and Donnie Keller (R) received Boomin’ 150 decals in the lanes.

Continuing, Teuscher offered, “We had over 3 dozen through the lanes by the end of the day and several were first time competitors. In addition we had 2 competitors that received Boomin’ 150 decals and one competitor who received a Boomin’ 160 decal.”

“Voodoo Customs is planning more Sound-Off events in the coming months as we continue to created excitement for car audio products,” Montana stated.

“I feel a huge impact was made at the North Texas Shootout and I am excited that Boomin’ Audio is expanding dB Drag Racing into the Texas area with the help of many people who support sound-offs,” Teuscher concluded from his office back in Utah Monday morning, July 12th.

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dB Drag Competition Series on the West Coast Plus a Special Lunsford Customs FundRaiser

AUSTIN ,TX (05.24.2021) – dB Drag Racing competitors on the West Coast will have several options to attend events this season with the addition of 2 competition series that adds 8 events to the calendar.

J’s Alarms and Car Audio in Fresno, CA will be hosting 4 “Friday Night” events this summer that kicked off on May 7th with additional events on June 4, July 2 and August 6. The shop will also have a VIP SALE that takes place in conjunction with their event series.

Jose Sanchez shares a light moment during the J’s event on May 7th in Fresno, CA.

Jose Sanchez related, “Our event on Friday night May 7th at J’s got the series rolling in a big way. Competitors were excited to be out and we had some big numbers on the meter. For the next 3 events we plan a “Death Match” that will pit 4 competitors for the top dB in a 5 minute run. We will award the winner $1. for each dB his ride pulls at the end of the 5 minutes.”

Baldini’s Casino will be the host for a series of 4 “Saturday Afternoon” events that kick off on May 29, June 26, July 24 and August 28. The Casino boasts 500 hot slots and video poker games, an independent local Sports Book and the best gaming promotions.

A special Sound Off FundRaiser was held on Saturday, May 22nd to benefit Lunsford Customs and Marvin Moreece Benson in Sacramento CA. In late April there was a break in at the store and a Jeep, plus equipment, was stolen. There was damage to the store also as the thieves entered.

Team Send It members get set for a run at the Sound Off Fundraiser at Lunsford Customs in Sacramento, CA.

Anthony Lunsford related, “The turnout at our store for the fundraiser was very special. Doug Stockton did a great job bringing the dB Drag Racing, IASCA and MECA formats together for competitors. Our sponsor friends also helped so much for the Fundraiser. The lanes were full and some big numbers on the meter. At the end of the day it was a terrific way to end the week and get ready for next week.”

“Looks like we raised a little over $1,500 for the shop. This all came together pretty quickly and it was great to see area teams come together for this event to support Lunsford Customs,” Stockton related to the 12volt Central Studios.

A very unique competitor’s system at the Lunsford Customs event in an image shot by Doug Stockton.

A big shout out to Doug Stockton with Sonic FX Audio for putting together the series of shows in addition to his regular events that take place throughout the season. You can also tune in as Doug hosts a weekly podcast called “This Week in Car Audio” where he brings in car audio competition guests to hang out and chat on various topics.

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dB Drag Racing Is Ramping Up Competitions

AUSTIN, TX (05.12.2021) – dB Drag Racing is looking forward to great competition turnout with the extension of the 2020/2021 season. The event calendar is ramping up in the US and international locations are coming on board as restrictions are being gradually lifted. Over the past weekend, Ukraine kicked off the 2021 season at the Underhill European Music Festival. Later this month additional international events will take place at Autobarn in Australia and Deaf Bonce will host an event at Car of Bass near Moscow. The 4th Annual 3X King Kong May Day will take place on May 22 in Montgomery Alabama along with additional events in Sparks, Nevada and Sacramento, California. Competitors around the world are looking forward to getting back in the lanes again soon.

Wayne Harris gives a big thumbs up as dB Drag Racing is ramping up competitions.
The Triplefest Show in Tuscumbia, AL on April 24th drew excited competitors.

The dBDRA is pleased to announce the addition of Freestyle classes to the dB Drag Racing competition format. Freestyle classes are being introduced to provide auto sound enthusiasts with a streamlined competition experience. Unlike the traditional dB Drag Racing “Head-Head” style competition, the Freestyle class allows the competitor to compete solo in the lanes. This format is geared towards daily driver style competitors and car show enthusiasts that would like to see how loud their system is without competing against another competitor in the lanes. The Freestyle classes are anticipated to allow for more competitors to be eligible for competition with fewer installation style restrictions and the ability to appeal to crossover style competitors.

Happy trophy winners showed their hardware at J’s Alarms and Car Stereo in Fresno, CA on Friday, May 7th.
The dB Drag event on May 8th in Ukraine packed the lanes.

The 2020/2021 dBDRA World Records have been updated with several new World Records over the past few weeks. On April 24 at the Incriminator Audio Triplefest Event, Team Soundcheck Ballingers tied their old world record of 158.0 dB in Pro Stock 2K. Team Soundcheck Aaron set a new world record of 160.4 dB in Pro Stock Trunk 5K. Beau Boren set a new world record of 172.3 dB in Super Street 5+, beating his old record by 1 dB. On May 8, at the Team High Voltage event, Team Sundown Audio set a new world record of 170.3 dB in Super Street 1-2. Congrats to all competitors.

This Ukrainian dB Drag competitor came prepared for a very big number on the meter!

“Thanks to all competitors, retailers and sponsors that have continued to participate in dB Drag Racing events!”

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14th Annual dBDRA Toys for Tots Series

AUSTIN, TX (12.08.2020) – The dB Drag Racing Association is pleased to participate in the annual Toys for Tots program for the 14th consecutive year! The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys to be distributed as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

A MECA competition took place, along with the dB Drag competition, at the December 5th Toys For dB’s event in the Lebanon High School parking lot in Lebanon, TN.

As an incentive to retailers and promoters that have hosted dB Drag Racing events during the 2020 season, the dBDRA will waive the listing fee for qualifying 1X events that are scheduled during the weeks leading up to Christmas. The entry fee for the competitors must be a new unwrapped toy. There is no limit on the amount of toys that can be donated, however, the minimum suggested toy should be $20+.

Special MECA awards were created for the Toys For Tots event.

According to Wayne Harris, President of the dBDRA, “Our goal is to provide dB Drag Racing competitors and retailers the opportunity to get involved with their local communities by providing shiny new toys to children who otherwise might have gone without.”

MECA Commish Steve Stern related, “The Car Audio Community came together at Lebanon High School in middle Tennessee to donate to Toys For Tots. MECA had 35 vehicles involved in Bass contests and Dueling Demos. All proceeds from the event went to Toys For Tots and about $1600 was raised. It was awesome! Thanks to judges Eric Halfacre, Chris Jones, and Malani Puni for taking care of the contest activities. This was the 6th Annual event organized by Chris Gregory (Wall Street’s Finest) and his family, and the event gets bigger every year. Despite the pandemic issues, we were able to gather outdoors and spend the day together, and contribute to one of our favorite causes.”

To participate in the Toys for Tots competition series, retailers and promoters will need to contact the dB Drag Racing Association. Auto sound manufacturers are also welcome to participate.

While the Toys for Tots program is a US based program, many of the international dBDRA affiliates will be offering similar toy drives in their respective countries as well.

View all upcoming events at the dB Drag Racing Event online calendar.

Boomin’ Audio Competitions Hosted Spring Super Slam

TOOELE, UT (06.02.2020) – dB Drag Racing and USACi competitors filled the lanes at the Boomin’ Audio Spring Super Slam in Tooele UT on Sunday, May 31st. Under a warm and sunny Utah sky 39 dB Drag and 23 USACi entrants made their ways through the lanes.

Db Drag Racing and USACi Competitors pictured with their trophies at the Boomin’ Audio event at the Spring Super Slam in Tooele UT on Sunday, May 31st. Flags are flying on the Boomin’ Audio event tower.

This was the 3rd Annual Spring Super Slam and was held in V Auto Care’s very large parking lot. V Auto Care and Jones Subwoofer Solutions were sponsors of the event.

Competitors filled the V Auto Care lot under a warm sunny Utah sky.

Boomin’ Audio’s Andy Teuscher and Jeffrey Fernandez were behind the meters in the lanes. Fernandez, who traveled from SoCal for the event, relayed “I had an awesome time. It’s always fun coming out judging shows with Andy in the Idaho and Utah area. There are definitely a lot of diehard bass heads out there in the “Bass Elevated” State of Utah”

Andy Teuscher (L) and Jeffrey Fernandez pictured at the end of a very busy day in the lanes.

Jason Jones, Jones Subwoofer Solutions commented “Our business is designing and building subwoofer enclosures that rock. We are based about 60 miles down the in Sunset UT and really like attending the Boomin’ Audio events at V Auto Care. We had several competitors running with our enclosures and walls that took home top trophies”

These companies and organizations came together to host a very successful event.

Teuscher offered “We had competitors that showed up early and were excited to be around fellow competitors in light of all the COVID-19 restrictions. This was our 6th Boomin’ Audio event at V Auto Care and as always Cory Bird had everything in place. The company vehicle repair and also sell audio and video products as well as do tinting on vehicles of all types”

“We at Boomin’ Audio Competitions are extremely excited to get the season underway and look forward to more successful events in 2020” Teuscher concluded.

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dB Drag Racing to Cap the Month of May on a High Note

AUSTIN, TX (05.28.2020) – dB Drag Racing is set to cap the month of May with 3 events. dB Drag is set to be Rockin’ in Alberta Canada plus the states of Utah and Indiana.

Wayne Harris, dB Drag Racing, related “Due to the COVID-19 crisis these will be our first events this May. We are cautiously optimistic that each of the events will be successful. We have communicated with all of our judges and they will be following all social distancing and any local governing directives. I feel wearing a mask is the best approach at all public events. We can’t wait to get the dB Drag Racing season underway.”

Ray Choy, noted dB Drag Racing International Judge, is pictured at FX Audio in Spruce Grove Alberta Canada where the dB Drag Racing competition will take place on Saturday, May 30th at 5 PM.

The weekend kicks off with a Car Audio Competition at FX Audio in Spruce Grove Alberta on Saturday, May 30th, that gets underway at 5 PM. FX Audio has a history of hosting successful dB Drag Racing events and they are set to get the competition season off and running. Ray Choi offered “We host 5 or 6 events at FX Audio each season and hope to have 25-30 competitors at this event. Business is getting much better as people are getting out again and the weather could be in the 80’s this Saturday. Look forward to seeing everyone in the lanes.”

Sound Check Mobile will host an event on Sunday, May 31st in Lafayette IN. RP Patel, Sound Check Mobile, owner relayed “We have probably 15 dB Drag events each year and are looking to seeing 50 competitors on Sunday. We had an event scheduled but had to cancel due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are looking to see our friends and competitors at our store at 480 Farabee Drive, Lafayette In 47905 this Sunday.”

Boomin’ Audio Competitions is set to host Spring Super Slam on Sunday, May 31st, in Toole UT. Jones Subwoofer Solutions, and V Auto Care are event Sponsors. The event will be held at the V Auto Care location.

Andy Teuscher offered for Boomin’ Audio “We are excited to finally get the competition season underway. Competitors from as far away as Boise ID and New Mexico are rumored to be attending. Jeffrey Fernandez is coming in from SoCal to officiate the dB Drag competition and I will be officiating the USACi competition.”

Continuing Teuscher related “We are taking competitor safety very seriously. Pre-registration is open and we will be encouraging the use of face coverings plus social distancing. We will sanitize cables, sensors, jigs and globes plus computers. We will no longer be providing hearing protection and competitors will need to use their own. We will limit contact with a wireless card reader or the option of digital transfer. We look forward to hosting a great event and getting the competition season off to a strong start.”

Great to see dB Drag Racing set to kickoff the competition season.

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