((NASHVILLE, TN, USA) -- dB Drag is about being the best, and competitors from around the world show up for a contest of "who is the loudest vehicle on the planet." MTX's Team ThunderForce brought down the house at this year's dB Drag Finals the weekend of October 23-24. With two world championships and a best of show, Team ThunderForce members Kara Lucius, John Hellemn, Jay Lovelace and Jimmy Zimmerman finished the dB Drag season even stronger than they began.
TForce duo Kara Lucius and John Hellemn, Extreme 2 competitors, are once again the loudest on the planet turning in a high score of 170.5 dB, more than 1dB louder than last year's world championship score at the dB Drag Finals. This award will be added to the stack that the pair has won over the year with eight MTX 1501D amplifiers, StreetWires interconnects and two 15" woofers all housed in the back of their MTX competition van.
"We're really relieved to have dB Drag Finals behind us," Hellemn comments. "We had zero failures at the show and we're in pretty good shape now for IASCA and MECA finals coming up in the next few weeks. We're hoping to finish all three finals with championships...that's our goal."
Jay Lovelace, now six-time world champion, also brought home a world championship in the Extreme 1 class with a high score of 168.2 dB. After the season he has had, no one expected any less. With world records in both SLAP and IDBL competitions along with an extensive collection of trophies from various competitions throughout the year, he showed that his '98 Chevy Astro loaded with twelve MTX 1501D amplifiers and an 18" subwoofer more than adequate to earn him some hardware for his mantel.
Jimmy Zimmerman and his Team Shady competition van complete with 5 MTX RFLs and 20 Thunder1501D amplifiers took home the award for Best of Show at the finals. The Best of Show title is judged based upon overall appearance of the vehicle including the exterior and interior including the aesthetic appeal of the install. Jimmy Z's brand new van, complete with custom airbrushed exterior, was the ideal candidate for the award.
See Team ThunderForce continue their success at the 2004 IASCA finals and MECA finals November 13-14 in Louisville, KY.