2018 World Finals Soundfest Competitor List

The following are paid preregistered qualified Members who will be competing at our 2018 Finals event in Louisville, KY on the weekend of October 12 – 14, 2018.
Only paid preregistered Members who are qualified for their SQL or SPL classes are permitted to enter the contest.
Registration will be on-site for the Ride The Light contest and 2019 2X Kickoff event for both SQL and SPL. We will probably open a pre-register site for that, too, in about a week.
The Commissioner will update the entrants list as required, until the cut-off date on October 7th. The list will be complete and Final by 10/09, and this post will be locked.
Thanks to all our Members who participated in our contests and supported our events. For those who qualify, this is the BIG SHOW, and we will make this 20th Anniversary Finals most memorable.

190+ Vehicles Pre-registered. COMPLETE and FINAL>

Thanks for the tremendous show of support for our club and contests!

Last update: 10/10 @ 8:05 AM, Central Time
vehicle Count: SQL 96 (17 Dueling Demos), SPL 108, MECA Kids 4, Show and Shine 11, Ride The Light 1, MECA Kids Ride The Light 2, BOBOS 3

Sound Quality League

Sound Quality
Stock
Dan Arndt (Custom Audio), PA
Jim Bishop, CA
Taylor Gardner, LA
Jared Knight, OH
Chuck Whitney (Custom Audio), PA
Ronda Welch (Audio Intensity/Hybrid Audio), CA

Street
Paul Adams (LEXService/JT Audio/Zapco), CA
Stepfonza Allen, VA
Ben Bachman (Hybrid Audio), IL
Justin Beeler (ST6/High Voltage/AP), TN
Brandon Brumley, LA
Joe Davis (SSQ/AP/Dayton), OH
Jones Douglass (High Voltage/US Acoustics), NC
Brian Gill (ST6/MSE/JL Audio), TN
John Hale (Audio Specialists/AP/Zapco), TN
Tony Horton, PA
Jeffery Hyder (ST6), TN
Tom Meyers (Hybrid Audio), IL
Frank Poole (High Output Audio/XS Power), NC
Chris Roscart, FL
Sean Scott (Linear Power), PA
John Smith, WV
Jeff Van Leer, IL
Eric White (JC Designs/High Voltage), VA
Jeremy Wright (Audio X), TN

Modified Street
Marsha Beeler (ST6/High Voltage/Hybrid Audio), TN
Chris Buckman (Audio Specialists), TN
Pamela Leal, MX
Donnell Lewis (High Output Audio/Hybrid Audio), NC
Greg Patrick (AudioBros), PA
Kirk Proffitt (Audio Specialists/XS Power/Zapco), AL
Mick Shuck (SSQ/Zapco), OH
Timothy Sutton (Hybrid Audio), IN

Modified
Jeff Arkema, GA
Johnathan Avery, GA
Ron Baker, PA
Walt Bollinger (Arc Audio), FL
Dave Clews (12-Volt Dave’s/Hybrid Audio), PA
Robert Corwin (Audio Specialists/OH Generator), OH
Daniel Erickson, IN
Leonardo Leal Guerrero, MX
Charles G. Knight, OH
Michael Myers (ST6/AP/Zapco), TN
Bruce Miller (Audio X/SSQ/AP/Zapco), WV
Bramouse Muhammad (Hybrid/Zapco), WI
Larry Ng (Audio Intensity/Hybrid Audio), CA
James Wardlow (Arc Audio), FL

Modex
Rob Bess (Audio Specialists), KY
Winfred Denson (WCA), LA
George Garcia, RI
William Grimme, IL
Bill Gunsallus (AudioBros/audionutz/Zapco), PA
Peter Holm, WI
Jeff Kidwell (Arc Audio/AP), FL
Josh Kleckner (Apicella/Zapco), PA
Julius Pyles, NC
Briana Welch (Audio Intensity/Hybrid Audio), CA

Extreme
Nick Adams (JT Audio/SQ Ramen), CA
Charles Haley (ST6/High Voltage/Hybrid/Sundown/XS Power), TN
Erin Hardison (Audio X/AudioBros/MSE), AL
Gerald Costa, MA
Steve Head (audionutz), FL
John Kiser, SC
Tim Smith (Audio X/XS Power/Zapco), TN
Ignacio Torres, MX
Lori Wallace (Arc Audio), NC
Steve Weigner (AudioBros), PA
Ben Zimmerman (Hybrid Audio), IL

Master
Albert Akinduro, MD
Mike Allen (Audio Specialists), TN
Mark Brooks (Melodic/Zapco), GA
Natan Budiono, MI
Larry Chijner (Hybrid Audio), PA
Leonard Day, PA
John Hrabik, PA
Harold Jones, VA
Brian Mitchell (Arc Audio), CA
Mike Nicholls (US Acoustics), CA
Mic Wallace (Arc Audio), NC

Stock Install
Dan Arndt (Custom Audio), PA
Chuck Whitney (Custom Audio), PA

Street Install
Jones Douglass (High Voltage/US Acoustics), NC
Tony Horton, PA
Pamela Leal, MX
Sean Scott (Linear Power), PA
Eric White (JC Designs/High Voltage), VA

Modified Install
Johnathan Avery, GA
Rob Bess (Audio Specialists), KY
Robert Corwin (Audio Specialists/OH Generator), OH
Charles G. Knight, OH
Leonardo Leal Guerrero, MX
Julius Pyles, NC

Extreme Install
Albert Akinduro, MD
Larry Chijner (Hybrid Audio), PA
Charles Haley (ST6/High Voltage/Hybrid/Sundown/XS Power), TN
John Hrabik, PA
Brian Mitchell (Arc Audio), CA

RTA Freq Out
Johnathan Avery, GA
Rob Bess (Audio Specialists), KY
Robert Corwin (Audio Specialists/OH Generator), OH
Jones Douglass (High Voltage/US Acoustics), NC
Charles Haley (ST6/High Voltage/Hybrid/Sundown/XS Power), TN
John Hrabik, PA
Leonardo Leal Guerrero, MX
Pamela Leal, MX
Brian Mitchell (Arc Audio), CA
Frank Poole (High Output Audio/XS Power), NC
Sean Scott (Linear Power), PA
Eric White (JC Designs/High Voltage), VA

SQ2
Tom Meyers (Hybrid Audio), IL
Eric White (JC Designs/High Voltage), VA

SQ2+
Ron Baker, PA
Rob Bess (Audio Specialists), KY
Natan Budiono, MI
Robert Corwin (Audio Specialists/OH Generator), OH
Maggie Head (audionutz), FL
Brian Mitchell (Arc Audio), CA
Ignacio Torres, MX
Lori Wallace (Arc Audio), NC

Dueling Demos Street+
Michael Krystyan (#TeamSoLow/RS), TN
Don McKinney (SPS), TN
Cameron Smith (Sudden Impact), IN
Quantez Watkins (Massive), IN
Eric White (JC Designs/High Voltage), VA
Sidney Wright (614), OH

Dueling Demos Modified
Wayne C. Clay II (614), OH
Stephen Clegg (614), OH
Mark Cunningham, OH
Douglas Hyden (High Voltage), NY
Greg Kelley (Kelly’s Garage/High Voltage/OSC), TN
Jeremy Scoggin (#TeamSoLow), TN
Randy Smith (Sudden Impact), IN
David Tolbert (Limitless), AL
Matt Trojanovich (Imperial), PA

Dueling Demos Extreme
Rafael Capone, GA

Dueling Demos MECA Kids
Adysen Kelley (Kelly’s Garage/High Voltage/OSC), TN
Alek Wiser (Imperial/RS), OH
Jesselin Young, PA

Sound Pressure League

Street 1
Chris Caudel, KY
Cornell Hogan (614), OH
Ken Reed, AL
Juan Sanchez (Fish), AL
Davy “Poptart” Weil (Too Loud/American Bass), TN
Chris Weber (OSC), TN
Scott Weiseman (FlopBox), IN
Eric White (JC Designs/High Voltage), VA
Clayton Wicks (OSC), TN

Street 2
Salena Ballinger (SoundCheck/BOAB), KY
Basscape (#TeamSoLow), TN
Jones Douglass (High Voltage/US Acoustics), NC
G. Scott Miller (FlopBox), IN
Modaddy (FlopBox), IN
James Robb, TN
Brandon Stokley (High Voltage), TN
Charles Stroud (WSF), TN
Michael Vareha (Imperial), PA
Quantez Watkins (Massive), IN

Street 3
Nick Bowser (FlopBox), IN
Conehead (OSC), TN
Chris Crane (SoundCheck), IN
Ralph Jackson (FlopBox), IN
Sean Paradis (FlopBox), IN
David Wallace (BOAB), AL

Street 4
Jason Hammer (Imperial), PA
Pedro Irizarry (OSC), TN
Larry McKay, LA
Brandon Sumpter (B2 Audio), IN
Kenneth Traughber (BOAB), KY
Sidney Wright (614), OH

Street 5
Oran Barkley (OSC), TN
Charles Haley (ST6/High Voltage/Hybrid/Sundown/XS Power), TN
Ami Hatfield (SoundCheck), IN
Delo Young, IN

Trunk 1
Joseph Ault, Sr. (BOAB), OH
Chad Bleeke (FlopBox), IN
Jon Carroll (Imperial), PA
Taylor Gardner, LA
Michael Powell (SoundCheck), IN
Chris Wilds, MI

Trunk 2
Mike Jones (dB Revolution/Sundown/XS Power), KY
Jeffrey Sanford, IN
Jordan Smith, PA

Modified Street 1
Dominique Bussey, SC
Josh Clasby (Poor Boy), IN
Jason Conrad, OH
Jacob Potter (BOAB), IL
Derek Wiser (Imperial/RS), OH

Modified Street 2
Kevin Bigford, SC
Scott Bleeke (FlopBox), IN
Stephen Clegg (614), OH
Blake Irvin (BOAB), IL
Michael Krystyan (#TeamSoLow/RS), TN
Travis Mathieson, IN
Chad Smith (DSC), TN
Tim Young, PA

Modified Street 3
Tim Cole (FlopBox/RS), IN
Walt Johnson (Sundown), SC
Ubence Lozano, FL
Master Will, GA
Brandon Montgomery (BOAB), IN
Don Ward (Imperial), PA

Modified Street 4
Rob Kollar (Incriminator), FL
Monte Tucker (Orion), VA

Modified 1
Michael Davis (SoundCheck/BOAB), IN
Larry Jackson (FSA), TN
Brandon Morris, IN
Dalayna Richard (Massive), IN
Johnathan Rivera (JRI), TN

Modified 2
Robert Apple, TN
Phillip Elliott (Massive), TN
Kevin Mayo (Imperial), PA
Teric Meza (FSA), TN
Jacob Moseley (614), OH
Kevin Oberholzer (614), OH
Mike Smith, MI
David Tolbert (Limitless), AL

Modified 3
Wayne C. Clay II (614), OH
Mark Cunningham, OH
Cody Plagmann, IN
Christopher Munson (Eastern Audio), NM
LeAnna Scoggin (#TeamSoLow), TN
Matt Trojanovich (Imperial), PA
Matt Watkins (BOAB), IN
Ryan Wheaton (BOAB), KY

Modified 4
Johnathan Avery, GA
Tony Dulgar (614), OH
Dale Efaw (OSC), TN
Rob Hipps (Street Bangers/Incriminator), FL
Douglas Hyden (High Voltage), NY
Patrick Lissner (dB Revolution/Sundown/XS Power), TN
Kyle Meschke, MI
Tommy Williams (Incriminator), TN
Levi Zink (FlopBox), IN

Modified 5
Brad Becraft (SoundCheck/#AINTLOUD), IN
Chris Hansford (Team BOAB), KY
Greg Kelley (Kelly’s Garage/High Voltage/OSC), TN
Steve Mick (OH Generator), OH
Timothy Minton, IN
Randall Ritchie (Too Loud), IN
Brad Zink (FlopBox), IN

Radical X
Chase Breedwell (TC Designs), OH
Gorman Cassidy (Incriminator), AL
Cholo (FlopBox), IN
Jeremy Kough (dB Revolution/Sundown/XS Power), KY
Kurt Nilson (King Kong), NM
Tommy Williams (Incriminator), TN

Radical XC
Oran Barkley (OSC), TN
Walt Johnson (Sundown), SC
Christopher Munson (Eastern Audio), NM
Sean Paradis (FlopBox), IN
Michael Powell (SoundCheck), IN
David Tolbert (Limitless), AL

Radical XTC
Kellen Landwerlen (FlopBox), IN
Robert Windle (614), OH

Park and Pound DB1
Dominique Bussey, SC
Jon Carroll (Imperial), PA
Joe Melton, IL
Modaddy (FlopBox), IN
Ken Reed, AL
Charles Stroud (WSF), TN
Davy Weil (Too Loud/American Bass), TN
Eric White (JC Designs/High Voltage), VA

Park and Pound DB2
Robert Apple, TN
Basscape (#TeamSoLow), TN
Chad Bleeke (FlopBox), IN
Nick Bowser (FlopBox), IN
Jones Douglass (High Voltage/US Acoustics), NC
Teric Meza (FSA), TN
Kevin Oberholzer (614), OH
Mike Smith, MI
Randy Smith (Sudden Impact), IN
David Tolbert (Limitless), AL
Derek Wiser (Imperial/RS), OH

Park and Pound DB3
Johnathan Avery, GA
Shanon Boom (RS), TN
Scott Bleeke (FlopBox), IN
Stephen Clegg (614), OH
Conehead (OSC), TN
Kevin Mayo (Imperial), PA
Kyle Meschke, MI
Brandon Montgomery (BOAB), IN
James Robb, TN
Chad Smith (DSC), TN
Matt Trojanovich (Imperial), PA
Ryan Wheaton (BOAB), KY

Park and Pound DB4
Oran Barkley (OSC), TN
Tim Cole (FlopBox/RS), IN
Tony Dulgar (614), OH
Dale Efaw (OSC), TN
Douglas Hyden (High Voltage), NY
Walt Johnson (Sundown), SC
Don Ward (Imperial), PA
Master Will, GA
Levi Zink (FlopBox), IN

Park and Pound DB5
Brad Becraft (SoundCheck/#AINTLOUD), IN
Charles Haley (ST6/High Voltage/Hybrid/Sundown/XS Power), TN
Greg Kelley (Kelly’s Garage/High Voltage/OSC), TN
Timothy Minton, IN
Brad Newsome (Legends of Car Audio/US Acoustics), KY
Randall Ritchie (Too Loud), IN

MECA Kids MK1
Adysen Kelley (Kelly’s Garage/High Voltage/OSC), TN

MECA Kids MK2
Jerry Joe Osborn, Jr. (Poor Boy), IL
Alek Wiser (Imperial/RS), OH
Jesselin Young, PA

MECA Kids Park and Pound
Adysen Kelley (Kelly’s Garage/High Voltage/OSC), TN
Jerry Joe Osborn, Jr. (Poor Boy), IL
Alek Wiser (Imperial/RS), OH
Jesselin Young, PA

Ride The Light
Rafael Capone, GA

MECA Kids Ride The Light
Jesselin Young, PA
Alek Wiser (ImperialRS), OH

Show and Shine

Domestic Mild
Chris Roscart, FL
Eric White (JC Designs/High Voltage), VA

Domestic Wild
Robin Noel, TN

Vintage
David Tolbert (Limitless), AL

Import Mild
George Garcia, RI
Mark Brooks (Melodic/Zapco), GA

Import Wild
Johnathan Rivera (JRI), TN

SUV/VAN
Rafael Capone, GA
John Hrabik, PA

Truck Wild
Ken Reed, AL

Motorcycle
Steve-O (Madd Kreations), TN

2018 Club Awards Voting Begins Now

Please take a few minutes to review our list of annual awards, and send in your nominations to the Commissioner at mecacaraudio@comcast.net. Voting is for MECA Members in good standing only. Recipients are MECA Members in good standing. Most award titles are self-explanatory. Vote for all, or vote for only the ones you are comfortable with.
Votes must be sent by October 1st, so there are more than 2 weeks allowed for this process.
We’ve had a great season, and now we are going to honor those among us who are stand-out Members. Whether they are friends or foes, these are the Members who demonstrate what fair and fun contests are all about, and bolster the club with their participation and support.

MECAhead of the Year –
Competitor of the Year –
Mike Bayler SQL Sportsmanship Award –
Retail Member of the Year –
SQL Rookie of the Year –
SPL Rookie of the Year –
2018 Distinguished Service Award –
SQL Hatfield & McCoy Award –
SPL Hatfield & McCoy Award –
SQL Dueling Demos Hatfield & McCoy Award –
Stinking Loud Award –
Neighborhood Nuisance Award –
Motormouth Award –
Survivor Award –
Johnny Appleseed Award – Member who travels to promote MECA events
SPL Judge of the Year –
SQL Judge of the Year –
Event Director of the Year –
Team of the Year –
Loud Spouses –
SQL Spouses –
Judge Team of the Year –
MECA Spirit Award –
SPL Spirit Award –
Show & Shine Spirit Award –
Park & Pound Spirit Award –
Dueling Demos Spirit Award –
SQL Spirit Award –
Manufacturer of the Year –
Best Press Coverage Award –
Pioneer Award – Usually a judge who helps developing new shows in new places
2018 Venue of the Year –
TCB (Takin’ Care of Business) Award – The all-around Member who competes, helps at events, and works pro-actively for the club.
12 Volt Industry Award –
Alma Gates Lifetime Achievement Award –
Best Penmanship –
High School Student of the Year –

2018 Finals Pre-registration Open

MECA Members who are planning a trip to our World Finals Soundfest, part of the Car Audio Championship are now able to check their class(es) status, and register for the event. The event is the weekend of October 12 – 14th, with judging on Saturday and Sunday, with judging beginning at 8:30 AM each day. All QUALIFIED Members who compete in SPL and SQL contests must complete this preregistration by October 7th. No SPL or SQL registrations for Finals contests will be taken on site.
Members can go to www.mecacaraudio.com and click on Events, then Events and Results, and then look to the menu on the left for the Finals Check option, and follow the instructions. You will be sent an email with your Invitation and RSVP for pre-registration. Select your classes, and T-shirt size, and fee will be sent via PayPal to mecacaraudio@comcast.net or send via USPS to: MECA, Inc. 5308 Brick Church Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072.
If you have an issue, please let me know at mecacaraudio@comcast.net or call the Finals Hotline 615-851-7428.
Qualified Members may do 3 contests for the $165 entry fee. This would include The Zenner (SQL BOS), and SPL competitors who cross over to Dueling Demos, or a SQL class. If there is an issue signing up for 3 contests, please register 2 and send payment, and send message to me to add the 3rd class. There may be glitches in the signup process at first, so please let me know if there are issues.
If you do more than 3 contests, the extra one is $65. Show & Shine will feature bigger awards for $50 entry. MECA Kids are $50 for all MECA Kids audio classes, with adult Member entry.
You may sign up for Ride the Light and Show & Shine contests, or sign up at the show.
We also will offer the 2019 2X Season Kick-off for SQL and SPL competitors. Sign up at the show.
If anyone knows of a Member who does not have internet service, please help us out and let them know about this and get them on a computer. If necessary, I can mail hard copies of the Invitation and RSVP to Members who do not have internet service.
MECA Members are encouraged to check their Points standings and contact mecacaraudio@comcast.net for adjustments.
We are looking forward to a HUGE event and have great judges lined up for all contests.
We appreciate our Members’ dedication and participation and are working to make this 20th Anniversary Finals the best one yet.

Happy Labor Day Weekend – 2 Events

We have 2 events on Saturday, September 1st

Brutal Sounds hosts their SPL Smackdown in Geismar, LA with Stuart McNeal in charge of the SPL lanes.

MECA oldest Independent Team, Wall Street’s Finest, hosts the 2nd benefit of the year for the Lebanon High School Bowling Team, at the school, with 1X Dueling Demos contest only. All proceeds benefit the Bowling Team. Chris Gregory is in charge of the event.

Thanks to those who work to make MECA a good thing. That’s everyone: Competitors, Judges, Event Directors, Hosts, Sponsors, Retail Members, and Manufacturer Members.

Busy Weekend for the Club – 8 USA Events

We have 8 events over the weekend. Saturday features the Georgia Soundfest – State Finals at Haley’s Day Fundraiser in Valdosta. Sunday is Amboy Depot Days hosting our IL Soundfest – State Finals.

08/25/18 Georgia State Finals – Haley’s Day Fundraiser Valdosta, GA 3X
08/25/18 Beat The Heat Taylorville, IL 2X
08/25/18 Fall Classic Goodlettsville, TN 2X
08/25/18 SQOLOGY Sound FX Lewes, DE 2X
08/26/18 SoundCheck Fall Jam Lafayette, IN 2X
08/26/18 Bring The Thunder V New Kensington, PA 2X
08/26/18 SQOLOGY Driven Chantilly, VA 2X
08/26/18 Amboy Depot Days – IL Soundfest – State Finals Amboy, IL 3X

4 USA Events This Weekend – State Finals Events Begin

We have 4 events this weekend, including the Sundown Show on Saturday at the Hickory Motor Speedway. This event marks the beginning of our Soundfest program, otherwise known as State Finals. For NC and SC Members who are qualified and compete at the Sundown Show, this will be their opportunity to secure their class(es) State Championship title(s). Members from VA may also earn their State Championship(s) at this event.
A 2X event on Friday night at Sundown HQ will feature only Sound Pressure and Sound Quality contests. Allan and Heather Shaffer will be handling the contest lanes at both events.

We also have the 2nd Loudest In Louisville event of the season, with Bud & Shannon Ballinger at new Retail Member Twenty1 Customs. The Loudest In Louisville event goes back to the 1st MECA event in 1999, at the Carl Casper Auto Show, and has a history of bringing out the loudest vehicles in KY and IN. All are invited to compete and watch the contests.

On the West Coast, we have Hot Import Nights in San Jose at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds. Richard and Linda Papasin will be heading up the Judge Posse for this 2X contest. The HIN events are premier car shows and we appreciate the opportunity to partner with this event. The eye candy that’s on display will impress the most discerning auto enthusiasts.

See the event fliers for complete info by clicking on the underlined Name
of the event on the Event Schedule, posted on this site.

6 USA Events This Weekend

The World Famous Steel Valley Regional is reborn this weekend in West Virginia, featuring 3X SQL, SPL, and Show & Shine contests. Thanks to Larry Chijner for taking the time and doing the work to make this happen. We have a stellar Judge Team handling the weekend’s festivities.
Dino’s AV in Greensboro, NC is hosting a 1X Sound Pressure only event at The Unity Event Center, as part of the Gate City Summer Showdown.
SoundCheck keeps the IN sound-off fires stoked with the Super Summer Snow in Lafayette. Bud and Shannon Ballinger are in charge of the MECA lanes.
And, Tennessee has 3 events this weekend, 2 2X in East TN with Allan and Heather Shaffer, and the JRI Summer Jam in Lewisburg with the Commish and Crew.

07/28 – 07/29/18 SQOLOGY Steel Valley Regional New Cumberland, WV 3
07/28/18 Gate City Summer Showdown Greensboro, NC 1
07/28/18 Street Dreams Car & Bike Show Knoxville, TN 2
07/29/18 East 10 Drift Sound-off Bristol, TN 2
07/29/18 SoundCheck Super Show Lafayette, IN 2
07/29/18 JRI Summer Jam Lewisburg, TN 2

Welcome Limitless Lithium

Check out our newest Manufacturer Member at www.limitlesslithium.com to see what’s new with their batteries and accessories.
We welcome Team Limitless to the lanes and have many MECA Members who will want to add the Team to their list of credentials and results.
The club appreciates the support and looks forward to our event together on August 4th in Georgia. This will be a 3X Sound Pressure League only event. More details TBA.
For those who want to be on Team Limitless officially, contact Chris or Matt through the web site Contact link at www.limitlesslithium.com

6 USA Events This Weekend

If you are in driving distance of one of these shows, try to make it. Our events are bigger than they’ve been in 10 years, louder for sure, and the SQL systems are impressive, even the “lover” classes. See the club flier by clicking on the underlined Name of the event, and the flier will pop up – on the Event Schedule.

07/21/18 Summer Showdown Goodlettsville, TN 2X
07/21/18 Cougar Media Blitz III Blountville, TN 2X
07/21/18 Off the Streetz 4 Grudge Racing & Stereo Show La Rue, OH 2X
07/21 – 07/22/18 4th Annual Showcase and Bass Competition Jacksonville, FL 3X
07/22/18 Deep South Academy Benefit Show Slidell, LA 2X
07/22/18 Loudest In Louisville I Louisville, KY 2X