After serious discussion and review, based on member feedback and suggestions, these are our 2018 Sound Pressure League Classes, listed below.
We left Street 1 -4 same as 2017, with the addition of Street 5 7501+ Unlimited.
Trunk systems T1 and T2 stay the same, and Trunk systems 4001 – 7500 may compete in Street 4, and Trunk 7501+ compete in Street 5. Depending on the installation and modifications, Trunk systems may also compete in MS3 or MS4, or Modified classes, and Radical X classes are also open to Trunk vehicles.
We all know that whatever we do will not be 100% welcomed or accepted by some competitors. R&E believes that we have a fair place to play for all systems (except pickup trucks with subwoofer box on front seat) for those willing to read the Rule Book and build to the rules. MECA’s SPL rules are unique to car audio sports and have paved the way for changes and improvements in the sport itself, historically, since 1999. This is our 20th season and our SPL program for serous competitors is the most fair and comprehensive we’ve offered.
The 2018 Rule Book text is being prepared and there are really no big changes there, or big surprises. We’ll try to have that ready in the next 2 weeks.
Any MECA Member whose sees changing classes as a necessity, and would like points transferred from early 2018 shows, should contact the Commissioner for review and update. If a member chooses to have points changed, they cannot ask to have the points changed again.
We will see how these classes work for 2018 and review again for 2019 One of the main considerations is number of competitors in each class at Finals. One sign that a class is working is when the class has 5 or more competitors entered at Finals.
Score sheets are at the printers and will be used at all future 2018 contests.
Thanks to everyone who provided input, and to our R&E members who did the work!
T2: 2001- 4000
S5 – 7501+ Unlimited
MS4: 10,001+ Unlimited
M5: 10,001+ Unlimited
X: 4001+ Unlimited
Park & Pound
DB5: 10,001+ Unlimited