MECA @ Turismo Drift Nashville 7/07/18

We have a great on-going relationship with Hooman at Turismo Drift, and we’re set for the July 7th show at the Nashville Speedway, with Show & Shine, Sound Pressure League, and Dueling Demos on the docket. CarTronics is our host and XS Power Batteries is our 2018 TN Title Sponsor. This is a 1X Single Point event.
Preregistration is at www.turismodrift.com until June 25th. If not preregistered, then the Gate Fe is $30. MECA will charge regular entry fees at the MECA tent.
Gate opens at 9 AM, MECA registration begins at 10 am, and judging begins @ 11 AM.
Check out the flier for more details.

Inaugural John Fisher Memorial Event

We are dedicating a new event coming up Saturday, April 14th, in honor of California SQL Competitor John Fisher. California Event Coordinator Richard Papasin, one of the event organizers, shared these thoughts about John:

In March 2017, we lost John Fisher to cancer, an avid competitor with a passion for Sound Quality. John drove across the country from California to two World Finals Events. In 2013, he won the MECA Modified Sound Quality World Championship. We have missed John dearly at our events and commemorate his memory with the Inaugural John Fisher Memorial event this Saturday. It will be hosted by the captain of Team Arc Audio, Brian Mitchell, with Arc Audio being one of MECA’s proud Manufacturer Members, and the Manufacturer Team that John competed for.
We hope to see many MECA members attend to help commemorate John and share the memories with his car audio family.

John touched a lot of people in the club, was an SQL World Champion at the highest level, and is honored April 14th, and for years to come.

2018 Spring Break Nationals

The “World’s Most Famous Sound-off” is a month away and pre-registration is over on March 11th. Join our SPL and SQL Judge Crews for fun and games at the Daytona International Speedway, Saturday and Sunday, March 24/25th. The annual Spring Turkey Run car show is also part of the event, and there will be thousands of vehicles on display.
Thanks to Beyma and Ohio Generator for helping to sponsor the awards!

XS Power Batteries & MECA 2018

Thanks to the good folks at XS Power Batteries for their 2018 commitment to our club and contests.
XS Power will be the Tennessee Title Sponsor again for the 2018 season, helping with all events across the state, including the TN Soundfest – State Finals in late September.
Continuing support for the Finals Park & Pound awards is also part of the agreement, for the 7th straight year.
Team XS Power is strong in MECA with dozens of our members using XS batteries, accessories, and related installation gear.
Check out www.xspowerbatteries.com for info and product descriptions.

Finals BOGO Gate Fees

Print this out and present at Car Audio Championship Gate for BOGO, only $5/day for Family, Friends, and Teammates.

Remember, it’s $8/day to park at the Expo Center, and everyone has to pay that.  It’s $12/day for in and out permission.

2017 World Finals Soundfest Competitors List & Roll-in Letter

The following Members are qualified and pre-registered for our 2017 World Finals Soundfest, to be held the weekend of October 13-15th in Louisville, KY.  All SQL and SPL Competitors for this event must be pre-registered.  There is no day of show registration for SQL and SPL contests.  Ride the Light and Show & Shine entries will be taken on Saturday.

Pre-registration CLOSED.  Thanks to all who are going to make this the largest Finals in MECA history!

Competitor Roll-in Letter - 6 pages - 

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Competitor List

Latest Update:  Vehicle Count:  161, BOBOS:  3,  MECA Kids:  5 ---  Closed and Final

90 SQL Vehicles, with 75 doing Sound Quality !  82 SPL Vehicles!

Sound Quality League

Sound Quality

Stock
Dan Arndt (Team Custom), PA
Marsha Beeler (ST6/High Voltage/Hybrid Audio), TN
Taylor Gardner, LA
Greg Patrick, PA
Chuck Whitney (Team Custom), PA

Street
Paul Adams (LexService/JT Audio/Zapco), CA
Stepfonza Allen, VA
Justin Beeler (High Voltage/ST6), TN
Keith Cloud (Linear Power), LA
Joe Davis (SSQ/AP), OH
Jones Douglass (High Voltage), NC
Toby Ellefson (Linear Power), TN
Daniel Erickson, IN
Eric Frey, IL
Brian Gill, TN
John Hale (Audio Specialists/AP/Zapco), TN
Tony Horton, PA
Chris Roscart, FL
John Smith, WV
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA

Modified Street
David Fagan (FlopBox), IN
Mike Flanagan (Linear Power/Sundown), MS
Mensah Green, MI
Leonardo Leal Guerrero, MX
Donnel Lewis (High Output Audio), NC
Robert McIntosh (MSE/JL Audio), OK
Bramouse Muhammad (Hybrid Audio/JL Audio), WI
James Wardlow (Arc Audio), MS
Kara Zimmerman (Mobile Audio Plus/SSQ/Hybrid Audio), IL

Modified
Nick Adams (JT Audio/SQ Ramen), CA
Dave Clews (12 Volt Dave's/Hybrid Audio), PA
Robert Corwin (Audio Specialists/OH Generator), OH
Bill Gunsallus (Hybrid Audio/Zapco), PA
Harold Jones, VA
John Kiser, SC
Josh Kleckner (Zapco), PA
Brad Knobloch, LA
Bruce Miller (Audio X/SSQ/AP/Zapco), WV
Michael Myers (ST6/AP), TN
Larry Ng  (Audio Intensity/Hybrid Audio), CA
Neil Orta (Driven), VA
Adam Schlepphorst (AP), IA
Mick Shuck, OH
Tim Smith (Audio X/Brax/XS Power), TN
Vin Quach (Zapco), CA

Modex
Rob Bess (Audio Specialists), KY
Phil Gibbs, IN
Daniel Greenwood (Hybrid Audio), TX
Chris Lewis, TX
Michael Maddy (ST6), KY
Steve McIntyre (Hybrid Audio/Zapco), WA
Dan Merritt (MSE/JL Audio), TX
Cornell Moody, VA
Chris Myers (ST6), TN
Matthew Rivera, TX
Shannon Roberts (ST6), KY
Ritch Schut, MN
Steve Weigner (SSQ), PA

Extreme
Ron Baker, PA
Cuong Bui, TX
Howard Cantor (MSE/JL Audio), TX
Anthony Davis, (Hybrid Audio), NC
Charles Haley (High Voltage/ST6/Hybrid Audio/Sundown/XS Power), TN
John Mileham (Audio Intensity/Hybrid Audio/OH Generator), CA
Sheldon Robinson, OK
Michael Young, PA

Master
Mike Allen (Audio Specialists), TN
Mark Brooks (Team Melodic/Zapco), GA
Larry Chijner (Hybrid Audio), PA
Leonard Day (OH Generator), PA
Matt Hall, IL
John Hrabik, PA
Tom Meyers (Hybrid Audio), IL
Brian Mitchell (Arc Audio), CA
Mike Nicholls (US Acoustics), CA
Mic Wallace, NC

Install

Stock
Dan Arndt (Team Custom), PA

Street
Paul Adams (LexService/JT Audio/Zapco), CA
Mike Flanagan (Linear Power/Sundown), MS
Leonardo Leal Guerroro, MX
Tony Horton, PA
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA

Modified
Rob Bess (Audio Specialists), KY
Robert Corwin (Audio Specialists/OH Generator), OH
Mensah Green, MI
Steve McIntyre (Hybrid Audio/Zapco), WA
Dan Merritt (MSE/JL Audio), TX
Bruce Miller (Audio X/SSQ/AP/Zapco), WV
Vin Quach (Zapco), CA

Extreme
Anthony Davis (Hybrid Audio), NC
Larry Chijner (Hybrid Audio), PA
Charles Haley (High Voltage/ST6/Hybrid Audio/Sundown/XS Power), TN
John Hrabik, PA
John Mileham (Audio Intensity/Hybrid Audio/OH Generator), CA
Brian Mitchell (Arc Audio), CA
Sheldon Robinson, OK

RTA Freq Out

Rob Bess (Audio Specialists), KY
Robert Corwin (Audio Specialists/OH Generator), OH
Jones Douglass (High Voltage), NC
Mike Flanagan (Linear Power/Sundown), MS
Charles Haley (High Voltage/ST6/Hybrid Audio/Sundown/XS Power), TN
Tony Horton, PA
John Hrabik, PA
Bruce Miller (Audio X/SSQ/AP/Zapco), WV
Brian Mitchell (Arc Audio), CA
Sheldon Robinson, OK
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA

SQ2

SQ2
Robert McIntosh (MSE/JL Audio), OK
Jimmy Walker (Linear Power), MS

SQ2+
Ron Baker, PA
Rob Bess (Audio Specialists), KY
Natan Budiono, MI
Robert Corwin (Audio Specialists/OH Generator), OH
Anthony Davis (Hybrid Audio), NC
Ata Ehdaivand (Absolute), MD
Matt Hall, IL
John Hrabik, PA
Harold Jones, VA
Dan Merritt (MSE/JL Audio), TX
Tom Meyers (Hybrid Audio), IL
John Mileham (Audio Intensity/Hybrid Audio/OH Generator), CA

Dueling Demos

Street+
Eric Halfacre (XFL/True Bass/XS Power), TN
Mensah Green, MI
Phillip Oakley (IAK), TN
Victor O'Brien (New Creation/OH Generator/Xstatic), AL
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA
Sidney Wright (614), OH

Modified
Wayne Clay (614), OH
Eric Dorsey (SPS/Incriminator/SounDrive/XS Power), TN
Greg Kelley (High Voltage/O.S.C.), TN
Rick Sanchez (FlopBox), IN
Jeremy Scoggin (#TeamSoLow), TN

Extreme
Anthony Caldwell (XFL/Mechman/True Bass/XS Power), TN
Wes Strickland (High Voltage/IAK), TN

Sound Pressure League

Sound Pressure

Street 1
Selena Ballinger (BOAB), KY
Chris Caudel, KY
David Fox (O.S.C.), TN
Cornell Hogan (614), OH
David "Basscape" Hunt, TN
Scott Weiseman (FlopBox), IN
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA

Street 2
Nick Bowser (FlopBox), IN
Lance Dohrn (Full Tilt), TN
Jones Douglass (High Voltage), NC
Modaddy (FlopBox), IN
David Wallace (BOAB), AL

Street 3
Oran Barkley (O.S.C.), TN
Tim Cole (FlopBox), IN
Mike Flanagan (Linear Power/Sundown), MS
Keith Lewis (Incriminator), AL
Larry McKay (Team South), LA
Nathaniel Walker (Full Tilt), GA

Street 4
Mike Astin (#AINTLOUD), IN
Austin Duckworth (#AINTLOUD/High Voltage), TN
Charles Haley (High Voltage/ST6/Hybrid Audio/Sundown/XS Power), TN
Pedro Irizarry (O.S.C.), TN
Kenneth Traughber (BOAB), KY
Sidney Wright (614), OH

Trunk 1
Mike Jones (dB Revolution/XS Power), KY
Michael Powell (SoundCheck), IN
Michael Smith, MI
Davy "Poptart" Weil (FSA/American Bass/OH Generator/XS Power), TN
Chris Wilds, MI

Trunk 2
Chad Bleeke (FlopBox), IN
Victor O'Brien (New Creation/OH Generator/Xstatic), AL
Sean Paradis (FlopBox), IN
Brandon Sumpter (B2 Audio), IN

Modified Street 1
Robert Apple (WSF), TN
Joseph Ault, Sr. (BOAB), OH
Michael Davis (SoundCheck), IN
Eric Halfacre (XFL/True Bass/XS Power), TN
Cody Jackson (FSA), TN
Derek Wiser (Imperial), OH

Modified Street 2
Stephen Clegg, OH
Michael Lankford (WSF/Massive/Mechman), TN
Walt Johnson (Sundown), SC
Jacob Potter (BOAB), IL
Tommy Williams (WSF/OH Generator), TN

Modified Street 3
Chris Childers (dB Revolution/Sundown/XS Power), TN
David Milian, GA
Brandon Montgomery (Team BOAB), KY

Modified Street 4
Don Ward (Imperial), PA
Shawn Mayo (B.W.I./Incriminator), TN
Senchez Richardson, TN
Rick Sanchez (FlopBox), IN

Modified 1
Tony Dulgar (Team 614), OH
Larry Jackson (FSA), TN
Charles Stroud (WSF/OH Generator), TN

Modified 2
Terry Dawson (CarTronics), TN
Kevin Mayo (Imperial), PA
Teric Meza (FSA), TN
Timothy Neace, IN
Matt Watkins (BOAB), KY

Modified 3
Danny Prater (#AINTLOUD), IL
Wes Strickland (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Levi Zink (FlopBox), IN

Modified 4
Anthony Caldwell (XFL/Mechman/True Bass/XS Power), TN
Dale Efaw (O.S.C.), TN
Kyle Mesche, MI
Darren Stuber (#AINTLOUD), IL

Modified 5
Devin Crawford (High Voltage), TN
Eric Dorsey (SPS/Incriminator/SounDrive/XS Power), TN
Chris Hansford (BOAB), KY
Greg Kelley (High Voltage/O.S.C.), TN
Jeremy Kough (dB Revolution/Sundown/XS Power), KY
Louis Runner (#AINTLOUD), IL
Anthony Stephens, WV
Brad Lee Zink (FlopBox), IN

XTC
Joseph Ault, Sr. (BOAB), OH
James Cox, KY
Walt Johnson (Sundown), SC
Teric Meza (FSA), TN
Wes Strickland (High Voltage/IAK), TN

Radical X
Devin Crawford (High Voltage), TN
Eric Dorsey (SPS/Incriminator/SounDrive/XS Power), TN
Jeremy Kough (dB Revolution/Sundown/XS Power), KY
Shawn Mayo (B.W.I./Incriminator), TN
Charles Moore (DADS CCA), KY
R P Patel (SoundCheck), IN

Park & Pound

DB1
Robert Apple (WSF), TN
Nick Bowser (FlopBox), IN
Taylor Gardner, LA
David "Basscape" Hunt, TN
Joe Melton, IL
Randy Smith (Sudden Impact), IN
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA

DB2
Jones Douglass (High Voltage), NC
Tony Dulgar (Team 614), OH
Eric Halfacre (XFL/True Bass/XS Power), TN
Teric Meza (FSA), TN
Sean Paradis (FlopBox), IN
Michael Smith, MI
Charles Stroud (WSF/OH Generator), TN
Derek Wiser (Imperial), OH

DB3
Stephen Clegg, OH
Tim Cole (FlopBox), IN
Mike Flanagan (Linear Power/Sundown), MS
Michael Lankford (WSF/Massive/Mechman), TN
Brandon Montgomery (Team BOAB), KY
Danny Prater (#AINTLOUD), IL
Tommy Williams (WSF/OH Generator), TN

DB4
Chad Bleeke (FlopBox), IN
Cody Brewton (#AINTLOUD/High Voltage), TN
Charles Haley (High Voltage/ST6/Hybrid Audio/Sundown/XS Power), TN
Walt Johnson (Sundown), SC
Kevin Mayo (Imperial), PA
Kyle Mesche, MI

DB5
Anthony Caldwell (XFL/Mechman/True Bass/XS Power), TN
Devin Crawford (High Voltage), TN
Eric Dorsey (SPS/Incriminator/SounDrive/XS Power), TN
Greg Kelley (High Voltage/O.S.C.), TN
Charles Moore (DADS CCA), KY
Rick Sanchez (FlopBox), IN
Wes Strickland (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Don Ward (Imperial), PA
Brad Lee Zink (FlopBox), IN

MECA Kids

MK1
Parker Carmody (High Voltage, IAK), TN
Adysen Kelley (High Voltage/O.S.C.)

MK2
Maddie Carmody (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Gabe Williams (WSF), TN
Alek Wiser (Imperial), OH

MKDB
Maddie Carmody (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Parker Carmody (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Adysen Kelley (High Voltage/O.S.C.), TN
Gabe Williams (WSF), TN
Alek Wiser (Imperial), OH

MK Dueling Demos
Maddie Carmody (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Parker Carmody (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Adysen Kelly (High Voltage/O.S.C.), TN
Gabe Williams (WSF), TN
Alek Wiser (Imperial), OH

Ride The Light

Interior
Victor O'Brien (New Creation/OH Generator/Xstatic), AL
Sheldon Robinson, OK

Exterior
Victor O'Brien (New Creation/OH Generator/Xstatic), AL
Sheldon Robinson, OK

Show & Shine

Import Mild
Mensah Green, MI

Import Wild

Domestic Mild
Angie Peardon (O.S.C.), TN
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA

Domestic Wild

Truck Mild
Austin Duckworth (#AINTLOUD/High Voltage), TN

Truck Wild
John Hrabik, PA

SUV/Van
Oran Barkley (O.S.C.), TN
Pedro Irizarry (O.S.C.), TN

Vintage
Steve McIntyre (Hybrid Audio/Zapco), WA
Sheldon Robinson, OK

SQL Tuning for Success Sessions

Many SQL competitors have been asking for more information and training for building and tuning their systems. Starting in May, we will offer a day focused on understanding what the judges are listening for and building and tuning high performance mobile audio systems. This is not SQL Judge Training, although we will go over a lot of information about the score sheet and scoring realities.
We will use the OmegaLab studio/venue as our base, and conduct training from 10 AM – 6 PM, with lunch provided. Those who would like to attend a live performance in Music City USA will be given some options, including purchasing Symphony tickets for Saturday night.
Projected price will be $175. We would like to have at least 10 participants at each training event.
We intend to have experienced successful credentialed trainers, who will be announced for each session.
We will try to tie these into bigger MECA shows when possible, for example, The Vinny and 3X regional events.
Please contact me at mecacaraudio@comcast.net to register and take care of the payment.
This is only for MECA members.
We want to help with understanding the many variables that must be considered and dealt with when designing a great sounding and great scoring SQL system.
Tentative dates:


June 18
July 23
August 14
September 24

The sessions are called Tuning for Success, and success means great sounding music.