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
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.”
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
“Thanks to all competitors, retailers and sponsors that have continued to participate in dB Drag Racing events!”
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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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”
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.
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.”
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.
AUSTIN, TX (05.02.2020) – Check out this video message and transcript Wayne Harris and the team at dB Drag Racing:
Hello Competitors! And thanks for tuning in. I hope everyone is doing well.
Today, I am going to give you a brief update on the status of the 2020 dB Drag Racing competition season.
As you know, public gatherings have been prohibited because of the Coronavirus pandemic. These restrictions, while necessary, have essentially shut down the car stereo competition scene.
The good news is that we are starting to see the potential for the easing of these restrictions in certain geographic areas. Soon, it may be possible to re-launch dBDRA events in these areas provided adequate precautions are taken.
Beginning today, the dBDRA will allow our representatives to start scheduling shows again on a voluntary basis, provided these events meet the following criteria…
First and foremost, the safety of our competitors, judges, spectators, and the community at large are of paramount importance.
All events must adhere to local, state, and federal requirements for public gatherings.
All attendees, including competitors, spectators, and judges are required to wear a mask throughout the event. This is true even if governmental requirements do not mandate the use of a mask.
All contestants must provide their own hearing protection and competition CD.
Finally, all attendees must maintain social distancing throughout the event.
Remember this, the virus threat is still lurking out there. We need to do our part to stop this virus from spreading further.
Now, I want to briefly discuss the dBDRA Finals…
We continue to receive a lot of calls and messages related to the Finals this year. Everyone wants to know when and where these events will take place.
Unfortunately, I cannot give you a definitive answer at this time because our ability to conduct a Finals event is dependent on safety, ethics, governmental restrictions, economics, and facility availability. In fact, we are in a situation similar to that of professional and college sports.
At this time, no one really knows what is going to happen. There is a possibility that we may be able to host Finals events as we always have. But, there is also a slight possibility that events such as these will not be permitted or even possible. For now, we are hoping for the best and so should you.
So, what does this mean for the Points Requirements for Finals?
Obviously, changes will be necessary. This is one of the reasons the points requirements have not been posted on the website yet. As restrictions are lifted and events start taking place again, we will have a better idea as to how these changes need to happen.
That’s all I have for now.
Thanks again for tuning in. Until next time… Keep it Loud! Make me Proud!
Competitors are pictured with their trophies and dB DRA staff as the Optima event at Calder Park in Melbourne concluded.
SOUTHFIELD, MI (11.22.2019) – OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car took place at Calder Park Raceway in Melbourne Australia during the weekend of November 16-17, 2019. The event was a multi-segment competition and car show event and dB Drag Racing was the official Sound and Vision partner. Competitors had a chance to compete in 2 events over the course of the 2-day show with this being the last 2 events leading up to the Australian Championship taking place the following weekend just outside of Sydney.
The event was judged by a team of North American and Australian judges (Wayne Harris, USA / Ray Choy, Canada / Grant Stapleton, Victoria / Samuel McWaters, South Australia). Huge thanks goes out to the crew at Optima, the dB Drag competitors and the judging staff.
Saturday’s 1X Winners
dB Drag Racing
Street Stock 1K – Paul Khodeir
Pro Stock NL – Billy Arnold
Pro Stock Trunk 5K – Fedee Fattal
Pro Stock Wall 5K – Richard Snell
Extreme NL – Samuel McWaters
Bass Race 119.9 down – Chris Petrie
Bass Race 120.0-129.9db – Billy Arnold
Bass Race 130.0-139.9db – Fedee Fattal
Psychlone – No Wall – Rod Baldock
Psychlone –Wall – Steven Perisanidis
Sunday’s 3X Winners
dB Drag Racing
Street Stock 1K – Sam Casabene
Pro Stock NL – Paul Khodeir
Pro Stock Trunk 5K – Fedee Fattal
Pro Stock Wall 5K – Zac Trigg
Super Street 1-2 – Ethan Heppi Walker
Super Street NW – Daniel Kennedy
Super Street X – Jamie Deluca
Extreme NL – Samuel McWaters
Bass Race 120.0-129.9db – Billy Arnold
Bass Race 130.0-139.9db – Fedee Fattal
Psychlone – No Wall – Rod Baldock
Psychlone –Wall – Jamie Deluca
Top Dog Billy Arnold
A few comments from competitors that attended event.
“A great weekend of dB Drags, Bass Race, Tog Dog and Psychlone. Well worth the 1800km round trip, to attend and compete at this show. Awesome organizers and event staff provided the perfect location, along with Calder Park putting out some great weather for the weekend. This was surely an ‘ultimate’ dB Drag Racing event to coincide with Optima’s Search for Australia’s ultimate car. The competition was fierce in many classes, with competitors having a great time and sportsmanship of all who attended was spectacular and fun was had by all. Personally I will be there again next year, further recommending anyone that didn’t attend to go next year. This is a must see event to mark on your calendars.”
“Had an absolute blast I’m glad I registered, it had been more than 2 decades since my last dB Drag event and super glad I came. Was awesome chatting with everyone including the interstate guys and getting demos in a few cars and at the end of the day walked out with a 2nd place medal. It inspired me to get my other dB Drag car out which is in the build for 2020 season. Thanks again guys hope to see you in the lanes.”
“My first time being involved in the event that held the DBdrags. A very competitive but friendly event. Everyone was super helpful as it was my first time. Most likely will be back next year to compete with a better setup to beat my PB! See you guys next year!”
Rod Baldock ( RFWRX)
“Had super weekend at the Optima Ultimate Street Car Event Show n Shine & DBDRAGS Audio Vision can’t wait til next event”
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.
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.