LOUISVILLE, KY (10.21.2016) – The 2016 dB Drag Racing North American Finals is wrapped up and in the books. The event took place over the weekend of October 15-16, 2016 at 3 North American locations. The Car Audio Championship’s main location took place at the Kentucky Expo Center Louisville, KY. The dBDRA had 2 satellite locations that took place simultaneously with the Louisville event. One location was held at Chris Alston’s Chassisworks in Sacramento, CA and the other location was held at FX Audio in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. A huge shout out to the competitors at both of the satellite locations for dealing with some severe weather that came through over the weekend. California suffered torrential downpours while Canada was battling several inches of snow that then turned to sleet. Both of the satellite locations took place outdoors and the competitors were troopers for sure.
A total of 125 dBDRA competitors competed in dB Drag Racing, Bass Race, Top Dog and Psychlone. Many competitors competed in multiple formats of competition, which totaled 170 entries at the finals. The majority of the competitors attended the Louisville location for a total of 62 vehicles. Not far behind was Sacramento with 43 and Spruce Grove with 20. The weekend was non-stop action with competition taking place in the lanes until midnight on Saturday and until about 8pm on Sunday. The competitors have been practicing all season which resulted in a ton of Tie-breakers. These tie-breaker rounds are exciting to watch but also lead to extended competition times. At one point, the Top-Dog contestants had 22 time extensions, which is absolutely amazing.
The dB Drag Racing Association would like to congratulate and thank everyone for competing at this year’s event. The event could not take place without the support of everyone involved. We would also like to thank Alphard Sound Technology for sponsoring the trophies at the finals as well as stepping up as the Title Sponsor for the Car Audio Championship. Custom trophies were awarded for 1st -8th place in all divisions of competition. We would also like to thank Incriminator Audio for sponsoring the championship rings. The rings are awarded to the first place winners in all divisions of competition. The competitors get to customize their rings with their birthstone or stone color of choice. These rings are custom made and get shipped out to the competitors later in the year.
dB Drag Racing First Place Winners:
Street Stock 500 – Rusty Flowers
Street Stock 1K – Beer Bass Mafia
Street Stock 2K – Team Chs – Lucas
Street Stock 5K – Nathan Potter
Street Stock NL – Michael Hughes
Street Trunk 5K – Terry Brocks
Super Street NW – Team Bass Addiction
Super Street 1-2 – Kurt Nilson
Super Street 3-4 – Team Sundown Audio
Super Street 5+ – dB Rev Jay
Extreme 5K – A.U. Ultimate Decibelle Diva
Extreme NL – Team FX Jimbo
Bass Race First Place Winners:
Bass Race 120.0-129.9 dB – Team Poboyz (17 year old Rookie)
Bass Race 130.0-139.9 dB – Team Nemesis Wally
Bass Race 140.0-149.9 dB – Clayton Koenig
Bass Race 150.0-159.9 dB – Steve Mick
Team All Out SPL Corey
Top Dog Winners:
Louisville, KY – Team Nemesis Walt
Sacramento, CA – Frankie Smith
Spruce Grove, Canada – Peak Freq Nate
To see a full list of winners, please click link below. You can view each set of results by selecting the appropriate format of competition on the left menu bar:
The dBDRA had several special awards that were awarded at Finals this year.
Best of Show – Michael Hughes
dB Drag Points Champion EAST – Nathan Potter
Bass Race Points Champion EAST – Team Nemesis Wally
Top Dog Points Champion EAST – Team Nemesis Walt
Spirit Award – Julio Mendez
Special Recognition – Team Beer Bass Mafia – Putting a team together and bringing in new members to dB Drag Racing.
Special Recognition – Sound Check Customs – Actively promoting a lot of dB Drag Racing events this past season and giving competitors the opportunity to compete in the sport. They have raised awareness for the sport over the past year.
dB Drag Points Champion WEST – Team Audio Connection Leo
Bass Race Points Champion WEST – Frankie Smith
Top Dog Points Champion WEST – Frankie Smith
Psychlone Points Champion WEST – Brent Leavitt
Best of Show – Alpha Blazer
Spruce Grove, Canada
Best of Show – Team FX Jimbo
dB Drag Points Champion CANADA – Team FX Jimbo
Bass Race Points Champion CANADA – Team FX Jimbo
Top Dog Points Champion CANADA – Peak Freq Danny
Psychlone Points Champion CANADA – Team Mini
Last, but certainly not least, the dBDRA would like to thank the extremely talented judging staff for the 2016 finals. The judges worked countless hours over the weekend and their dedication is greatly appreciated.
Finals Judging Staff
Ray Choy – Canada
Doug Stockton – California
Jeffrey Fernandez – California
Andy Teuscher – Idaho
David Teuscher – Idaho
Jim Wright – California
James “Kimo” Kaliloa – California
Jeremy Weber – Wisconsin
Matt Giese – Maryland
Jereme Creamer – Alabama
Yiannis Lekkas – Greece
Alex Stroganoff – Russia
Geoff Cayemberg – Wisconsin
Wayne Harris – Texas
Finals Support Staff
Celise Harris – Texas
Douglas Stockton IV – California
Theresa Wright – California
Erin Schild- Canada
Tara Beauchamp – Canada
Stephanie Noseworthy – Canada
The dBDRA has wrapped up a great show and we are already making plans for 2017. The unified finals is a group effort amongst three largest sound off organizations and we would like to thank our show partners, IASCA and MECA for a great event. This is truly a coordinated effort amongst all parties involved and the event was a great success.
Next up… South American dB Drag Finals in Brazil – October 29-30, 2016.
Visit www.dbdragracing.com for more.