MECAHEAD of the Month 2022

Congratulations to all the MECAHEAD of the Month winners, Will you be next?

MECAHEAD of the Month is a title that should be taken serious. Not just anyone can be nominated. To get MECAHEAD of the month you must be an active MECA member. The MECAHEAD must have went to a MECA event since the last MECAHEAD Newsletter. Most importantly, to be nominated for this very special monthly award you would need to stand out from the rest! This person may also show the best sportsmanship or be the first person to notice a new competitor or spectator and offer to assist or give a demo. They help the Behind the Scene folks, with not only setup and tear down, but throughout the day never too far away to offer a hand or picking up trash to insure the grounds are left better than when we arrive.

If you would like to nominate someone for MECAHEAD of the Month please let us know, click on the link below to submit your nomination for the next month.

July 2022

Cory Walstrom

The votes are in and the July MECAHEAD of the Month couldn’t have gone to anyone else other than Cory Walstrom! Not only has Cory been cleaning up at the shows bringing home SPL BOS hardware, but does it weekend after weekend! When he’s not in the lanes crushing DB4 with a 135.41 and 137.34 in DB5, a 157.56 in MS4, and 159.15 in X he’s helping his fellow competitors. Even when they are in his class, he tends to be more concerned with his opponent doing well, than himself. He promotes his club, MECA, like a champ. Always posting what event is coming up next and getting other competitors excited to attend. If Cory ever had a bad day, you’d never know it because he never complains or dwells on things that are out of his control. Always smiling and happy. You may even see his other half, his wife Melissa with him at the shows. They are now seeing what it’s like having your kid grown up and in college, getting more free time to play radios together!

Please help us congratulate Cory Walstrom for being our MECAHEAD of the Month for July!


June 2022

Jason Antis

June’s MECAHEAD of the month goes to Jason Antis! The votes came rolling in for this man. It couldn’t have gone to anyone else this month! Jason was SPL Rookie of the Year 2021 and we see why. He never stops moving! Jason is in Oklahoma one weekend hosting MECA events, Indiana competing the next, then back out west to Colorado, and yep back to Indiana competing, then to killing it in the lanes both competing and judging at Slamology 2022, and he’s actually from Ohio! This man gets around! While getting out there helping us spread the word of MECA, he never stops smiling! He truly enjoys MECA, this hobby, and over the last 6 months we think he finds more joy in seeing all of you either at the shows or in his lanes at the shows, hitting your personal goals. He sees and feels the joy we get as judges that started off in the lanes as a competitor. He knows what each one of you put into this hobby and into MECA and he gets it!

Not only is he awesome in MECA, but Jason is married and a wonderful dad to 4 kids. We’ve seen Jason be a dad to much more than 4 taking care of everyone, making sure they eat and are not hungry (them damn DOTS)! He’s a real family man that puts his family first.

Please help us congratulate Jason Antis for being June’s MECAHEAD of the month we appreciate you and everything you do Jason!

May 2022

Dean Baptiste

This month’s MECAHEAD goes to Dean Baptiste! Please help us Congratulate Dean for being one hell of a MECA competitor! Every time we see this man he has the biggest smile. I’d love to say the smile is all because of MECA but that would not be true. Every where he goes it’s all smiles all the time!

Dean goes to every event he possibly can with his sexy lil burnt orange Honda with a system, that once you hear it, you’ll never forget it! Dean has helped us shine a light on the Dueling Demos format by competing in Dueling Demos Extreme this year after taking home the Championship in Dueling Demos Modified last season, 2021. While Dean patiently waits at every event to compete and show off his Championship car, he’s the first to help others out with usb drives or assistance getting ready.

Not only did we see this man’s sportsmanship at the Kollar’s Kallout 2 event but a few weeks later we saw him and his vehicle in the U.S. Virgin Islands! He had his vehicle shipped by boat and competed in the VI MECA Event!! While there, he encouraged all the locals to compete in MECA, helped them with proper music either a sub or CD. He helped explain and find almost everyone’s peek frequency. He lifts his fellow competitors and spreads joy everywhere he goes, and again this man is everywhere!

We look forward to many more years of Dean dominating the Dueling Demos Lanes! Again, Dean, congratulations on being this month’s MECAHEAD of the month! It’s truly a pleasure watching you play and enjoy this crazy hobby! Cheers!

APRIL 2022

Bubba Brewer

We would like to congratulate Bubba Brewer on being the MECAHEAD of the month for April! We met Bubba last season, as it was his first year competing with MECA. He went hard for Rookie of the year last year and came up just a little short. However, Bubba had another goal in mind and that was becoming MECA’s MS3 World Champion. Bubba came up to Alabama last year and did his thing. We watched him and his teammates spend most of the night working even after many were back at hotels fast asleep or out partying. Bubba reminded us of those days we sat reminiscing about the journey we were once on. Many championships were created or found in the parking lot the night before finals or even the night after qualifying rounds. This is something many don’t see, they think it is magic or that we have some secret but in the end, it boils down to work, effort and time. Every time we see or talk with Bubba he is always eager to learn. Always pushing his friends and his enemies, that’s how we get better, get louder and innovate in this hobby. Bubba has great sportsmanship. I have seen him win and lose with grace. He is also someone who will go out of his way to help his team, his friends and even the occasional new guy. That matters! Sharing knowledge with the new competitors truly helps to grow our hobby. Bubba is a model MECA competitor and we look forward to seeing what he can accomplish in what I hope are many years to come. With all that said, congrats Bubba you earned it!!

March 2022

Justin Dunham

We are pleased to announce March 2022 MECA head of the month goes to Justin Dunham! Justin came out strong last season competing in the sound quality league with big sexy! Big sexy is his beautiful red truck he drives around with an amazing sounding system in it. Justin put in so much work, he won SQL rookie of the year last year which is a huge accomplishment your first year.

Although it was Justin‘s rookie year he has a partner in crime that’s been doing car audio for 25+ years, his dad, Jim Vilseck Junior. Jim said, ” Justin is my best friend, son and business partner that is as honest as the day is long. Has the biggest heart, would help anybody.” After being high school sweethearts, Justin has been married now for almost 3 years to his beautiful wife Hannah Dunham. Thank you for always being ready to lend a helping hand, even if not asked too. Thank you for supporting MECA.

February 2022

Ray Maestas

We are pleased to announce MECA’s 24th season February MECAHEAD of the month, Ray Maestas of Team Flex Issues! Ray is an OG of MECA CA, joining MECA in 2010 and competing at MECA CA’s first ever state finals. Ray was a standout at the February 2022 Kern County Showdown multi-org event posting 162.31db in M5, but more impressive a 140.79db in DB5 which is currently the top Park and Pound score in the nation. Team Captain of Flex Issues and MECA R&E member Kyle Rhodes said, “although Ray takes all formats seriously, his greatest joy has always been Park and Pound as this format is the greatest display of what his daily driven music monster is. This is the score that Ray takes the most pride in and he loves the crowd involvement in this class.”

January 2022

Scott A. Smith

We are pleased to announce MECA’s 24th season January MECAHEAD of the month, Scott A. Smith!

Scott has been to every show this season from Ohio to Kentucky, with plans to go to as many as possible, to compete or to judge. His wife Becky said, “he gets the greatest joy from turning people on to new things…..from a new food to a song no one saw coming. He’s like a little kid in that way. He makes my heart melt”