IASCA Worldwide Announces Finals Event Locations for SQ and SPL

EAST WENATCHEE, WA (04.18.22) – The 2022 IASCA World Finals will take place in three locations, one for SQ and two for SPL, in conjunction with MECA and EMMA.

“We’re looking forward to working with MECA and EMMA again on hosting combined finals events. Every year, we keep improving what we offer to competitors to give back for supporting the organizations,” said IASCA President Travis Chin.

Travis Chin

SQ Finals will take place on Oct 8 th and 9 th , 2022 at the Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, Missouri, in conjunction with MECA and EMMA. The event will be located in the Center’s Exhibition Hall which boasts 34,000 square feet of space to house up to 170 sound quality vehicles.

The Cowan Civic Center, site of the IASCA SQ Finals October 8th and 9th in Lebanon, MO.

SPL Finals East will be held on November 12th and 13th , 2022 at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center Lebanon, Tennessee, minutes away from Nashville, in the main Exhibit Hall boasting 45,000 square feet of room for up to 200 cars.

The Farm Bureau Exposition Center, site of SPL Finals East November 12th and 13th in Lebanon, TN.

West Coast IASCA SPL Finals will be held near the end of October, as venues are currently under review. Scores from the West Coast Finals will be combined with scores from the East to determine the World Champions at the SPL Finals East event.

“This year’s events are competitor focused and we’re getting some really exciting things lined up for the shows,” Chin continued. “Final details are still being worked out regarding logistics and accommodations for each event. We will notify everyone as those details are finalized.”

Invitations for qualified competitors will begin to be sent out via email early September. Qualified competitors must accrue 75 C.A.P. points (Competition Award Points) in their format to qualify for an invitation to their respective event. For those wanting to view their point standings, the list is available on https://iasca.com/downloads/ under CAP.

For more information on IASCA Worldwide and the IASCA World Finals, visit iasca.com or contact President Travis Chin at travis@iasca.com.

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

IASCA Worldwide Sets Event Plans for 2021

EAST WENATCHEE, WA (04.09.2021) – With COVID-19 restrictions being lessened in some states IASCA Worldwide is making plans to begin the organization’s 2021 event schedule.

Travis Chin is ready to roll IASCA events in 2021.

Travis Chin stated for IASCA, “Recently, we participated with SQOLOGY at their Lonestar SQ Showdown event at the Frisco, TX Car Toys location. That was a couple weeks ago, and it had a much larger than expected turnout. Other than that, our schedule of events has been limited and they have been low-key. In some cases, we would have events set up and ready and just hope that they weren’t canceled or would create a problem in a community.”

This coming weekend, ISACA has 5 events taking place. Saturday April 10: SQ in Lacey, WA3X World Record SPL event in Savannah, GA3X SQ and SPL in Fresno, CA and SQ in Rowlette, TX.

On Sunday April 11th a Car Stereo Show and SQ Competition is set at OTS Mobile Audio in Oldsmar, FL. During a call to the store a sales staff member said, “There is a buzz about the event and we are looking forward to an exciting event.”

“There is excitement building up as competitors want to get back to participating in shows and we are looking to a lot of events this summer as long as COVID-19 restrictions allow. All points and memberships from 2020 will carry over into 2021 since we did not have a 2020 North America Championship,” Chin added.

Recently, TRU Technologies signed on as an industry member as well as more retailers which are listed in the retailer section of our website. The website also has all the events listed as well as results from past events and current rulebooks.

Concluding Chin related, “Maybe the flip has switched on COVID-19 restrictions as it seems like a lot of shows are getting set up.”

Visit iasca.com for more.

IASCA Enters a New Chapter with Travis Chin at the Helm

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (11.13.2019) – IASCA Worldwide President Paul Papadeas announced today that the Premier Sound-off Association is changing hands in ownership.

Long time IASCA competitor, Certified Judge, Judge Trainer and Event Producer Travis Chin assumes the mantle as leader of the car audio marketing organization formed in 1987.

Travis Chin

“Travis has been a competitor since 1994, and is an IASCA Certified Judge and Judge Trainer, participating and producing events nationally and traveling, training IASCA Judges internationally,” said Papadeas. “He has demonstrated the posture of a leader and a professional, befitting of the industry’s premier Sound-off organization, and is well respected among his peers.”

“Having been involved with IASCA for close to 20 years and in the last decade as its Director, the feeling is bittersweet, but I’m very excited for the future of the organization under Travis’ leadership” said Moe Sabourin, Director of Operations for IASCA Worldwide. “I’m quite confident that Travis, along with IASCA’s group of colleagues nationwide and internationally, will keep the IASCA mission moving forward. We at the current IASCA office will work closely with Travis and his team to make the transition as seamless as possible.”

“I’m excited to take over the IASCA mission” said Travis Chin, “it’s been one of my passions for a long time. Over the next several weeks, I plan to work with Moe and Kim Sabourin to become acclimated. I look forward to upholding the principles and traditions that IASCA has established over the last 32 years. I will also enjoy connecting with industry leaders and work with the other associations to further the promotional efforts that are most important to the industry.”

Papadeas commented, “Throughout the last three decades, industry has benefitted in many ways from Sound-off events; they are the best grass roots efforts to promote consumer exposure and are worthy of manufacturer support. At this phase of my career after close to 50 years, I feel it important to pass the association on to a new generation, to a person as passionate about our industry as I have been; Travis is that person. I personally implore all car audio manufacturers and enthusiasts to support Travis in IASCA’s continuing mission.”

“I would like to thank all the competitor, dealer and industry supporters, as well as our international affiliate nations, for their commitment to IASCA during our tenure” Papadeas continued to say, “It has been an honor to serve you for close to 20 years.”

Official transfer of IASCA ownership will take place December 1st, 2019.

For more info on IASCA Worldwide, contact Travis Chin at travis@iasca.com, Moe Sabourin at moe@iasca.com or Kim Sabourin at memberservices@iasca.com