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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dB Drag Racing’s Wayne Harris Discusses 2020 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!

-Wayne Harris

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dBDRA Wrapped Successful Competition at OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car

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.

dB DRA staff members pictured as the Optima Street Car Search began. (LtoR) Ray Choy, Grant Stapleton, Samuel McWaters and Wayne Harris.

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
Bass Race 119.9 down – Chris Petrie
Bass Race 120.0-129.9db – Billy Arnold
Bass Race 130.0-139.9db – Fedee Fattal

Psychlone
Psychlone – No Wall – Rod Baldock
Psychlone –Wall – Steven Perisanidis

Top Dog
Fedee Fattal

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
Bass Race 120.0-129.9db – Billy Arnold
Bass Race 130.0-139.9db – Fedee Fattal

Psychlone
Psychlone – No Wall – Rod Baldock
Psychlone –Wall – Jamie Deluca

Top Dog
Billy Arnold

A few comments from competitors that attended event.

Billy Arnold… Top Dog

Billy Arnold

“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.”

Tony Sljuka

“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.”

Sam Casabene

“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)

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”

Visit dbdragracing.com for more.

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.