Featured

IASCA Summer Nationals and Slamology a Huge Success for 12-Volt Industry

Competitors and spectators crowd the IASCA tent to see the latest big SPL numbers.

Competitors and spectators crowd the IASCA tent to see the latest big SPL numbers.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (06.27.2013) – The IASCA Summer Nationals held at Slamology on June 15 and 16th filled a large portion inside the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana bringing more than 175 IASCA competitors to the event. IASCA regional director Denise Varmatos and her judging staff produced the Soundoff in grand fashion.

logo_iasca“Competitors throughout that region seemed to have a tremendous sense of camaraderie; the great time and fun they were having together during the event was inspiring” said IASCA President Paul Papadeas who was on site. “To see rivals in the same classes laughing and joking with each other even under the pressure of competition reminded me of days gone by” Papadeas added.

The IASCA summer Nationals, a triple point event was preceded by a single point IASCA IDBL and Bass Boxing contest, which became a wonderful Friday night hang-out. Over 100 cars were gathered right outside the Speedway grounds at 5Pm and lasted until midnight, long after that competition judging was over. Nathan Way of XS Power bought a truckload of pizzas for all to enjoy.

This group is big on Slamology (L to R) Paul Papadeas and Denise Varmatos from IASCA, Donnie Babb - Slamology Promoter and long standing Slamology supporter Tom Eliopoulos from Ohio Generator.

This group is big on Slamology (L to R) Paul Papadeas and Denise Varmatos from IASCA, Donnie Babb – Slamology Promoter and long standing Slamology supporter Tom Eliopoulos from Ohio Generator.

The IASCA Summer Nationals were held in conjunction with Slamology, the largest and most popular car show in the region, bringing cars from all over the country. The infield was filled with custom cars, trucks and bikes from all styles of life. A huge stage with live music performances, a hydraulics show, bikini contest, tributes to the military including airplane and Huey chopper flyovers, paratroopers dropping from the sky, a police escorted 200 motorcycle parade lapped the racetrack and so much more; made Slamology an event to remember, especially for next year.

logo_slamologyVarmatos related to 12voltnews.com “The IASCA competition at this year’s Slamology was crazy good. Donnie Babb and their team did a terrific job promoting this event and drawing attendance from far and wide. We saw IASCA competitor’s license plates from Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Illinois, Michigan and Iowa – even from Canada. A big hats off to OhioGenerator, XS Power, Kinetik and Beyma plus Reikken Batteries for exhibiting at the event.”

IASCA was proud and pleased to be invited to produce an event alongside Slamology. While the SQ side of the Speedway was a bit light, IASCA Judges Travis Chin and Keith Turner performed that judging and made a few new SQ competitors out of some. SQ winners included veteran and returning IASCA competitor Bob Johann, Denice Passmore, Bramouse Muhammad, William Hinz, Chris Lacombe and Julian Ridi.

These competitors enjoy pizza provided by XS Power during the Friday evening and night activities.

These competitors enjoy pizza provided by XS Power during the Friday evening and night activities.

On the SPL and Bass Boxing side several world records were broken. David Paulson from Asylum Autowerks in Indiana broke the Advanced 2 world record with a 163.5. (Asylum Autowerks has been a sponsoring participant in Slamology for 10 years). Brian Kasper drove from Pennsylvania breaking 2 world records; one in the Stock SUV/Minivan 2 at 153.6 dB and one in the Bass Boxing Featherweight Class with a 149.8 average in the 3 round bout. Jeff Smith from Indiana broke a world record in the Bass Boxing Middleweight Class scoring a 153.7 average in 3 rounds. Cole Hicks (from parts unknown) broke the IdBL Stock SUV/Minivan 1 Class hitting 152.5 dB. Rob from Team Def J of Nevada sported the loudest trunk vehicle breaking 2 World records; one in Stock Adv Trunk Pick up 2 with a 153.9 dB and then in Bass Boxing Welterweight with a 150.2 average in 3 rounds of competition. Rob also took Slamology’s longest distance driven award. Steve Mick of Ohio broke the Bass Boxing Heavyweight World Record with a 153.7 dB average in 3 rounds. More than 15 competitors made the list of the IASCA worldwide Top 10 highest SPL Scores.

Beyma North America brought their Killer Ambulance and lit up the racetrack with sound joining XS Power, Ohio Generator and Reikken Batteries, all 12 volt companies that supported Slamology.

For results in the IASCA Competitions please visit www.iasca.com.