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2014 Season

 
 
2014 Memberships are valid for all 2014 season events including the Finals event. 

Memberships are available for purchase online.  Please visit the Store page for more information.


To schedule an event, Please contact:
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Table Of Contents
  Section #    Section Name
 Section 1   Point Scoring
 Section 2   Judging & Judges
 Section 3   Code of Conduct
 Section 4   Rules Introduction
 Section 5   Rookie Division
 Section 5.1   - Rookie Classes
 Section 6   Woofer Cooker Division
 Section 6.1    - Woofer Cooker Classes
 Section 7   Woofer Cooker Pro Division
 Section 7.1    - Woofer Cooker Pro Classes
 Section 8   Professional Divsion
 Section 8.1    - Professional Classes
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Section 1:  Point Scoring

Point scoring will go as follows:


Each competitor will receive five points for every event they compete in.
First place winner will receive an additional five points.
Second and third place finishers will receive an additional three points.
Fourth and fifth place finishers will receive an additional two points.
Sixth place finishers and up will receive an additional one point. 


During the 2014 season you will need to collect: 

1. 100 points for an invite to the finals event. The cut off date to achieve points for the Finals is August 3rd, 2014.

2. 60 points must be collected in the class you wish to compete in at the finals event.
Jumping classes will not be allowed to gain extra points at events during the season. Vehicles shall be classified into proper classes as per rules at each event. 

3. 40 Points are required to qualify a vehicle for the finals event.
If you choose to run multiple vehicles during the season the vehicle in which you choose to run at finals must gain at least 40 points by yourself during the season with the chosen vehicle. Vehicle must be owned and/or registered in your name to qualify it for the 2014 season finals by August 1, 2014.

BASS BRAWLIN: Format will require collection of 35 Points during the season for an invite to compete at the Finals Event for a Championship Trophy attempt in one of the four classes.

The Finals Championship event for 2014 will include recognition of:

A. Over all point leaders for each division: Rookie, Woofer Cooker, Woofer Cooker Pro, Trunk, & Professional.
B. Rookie of the Year 2014.
C. Competitor of the year 2014.

Scoring at all events will go as stated:

Each competitor will receive two 30 second runs during the event. The two scores will be added to determine placement. This should eliminate some of the sand baggers from holding out. If for some reason you have a bad scoring run up to three additional runs may be purchased for a fee set forth by the head judge and/or the promoter prior the start of the event. These additional runs may be limited based on head judges ruling due to time constraints, weather and so forth.  It is standard for the season ending Finals event to only have the standard two runs for scoring attempts.


Section 2:  Judging & Judges

Specific judges are necessary for a multi-point event to qualify for record attempts and top twenty scoring.  The Team Northeast SPL CD must be used at all multi-point events also to obtain any certified scores for records or top twenty listings. 

If a competitor wishes to use a usb data drive at a 1x level event it is allowed.  If a data drive is wished to be used for a multi point event it must be sourced from the multi point judge directly at the event, and certified by Team Northeast SPL for use for multi point events.



4x level Certified Judges:


  • Chris McVay - NY Director
  • Jeremy Smithers - Central & Northern NY
  • Jeff Boudreau - Canadian Director, Director of Best Buy Canada events.
  • Steve Griffin - New England Director


3x event level Certified Judges:

United States

  • Jeff Fronk -Western & Southern Tier NY
Canada
  • Martine Boudreau - Ontario, Canada
  • David Proulx - Ontario/Quebec, Canada 
  • Jordy Olmstead - Ontario/Quebec, Canada


2x event level Certified Judges:

United States
  • Jodie Allport - Western NY Region
  • Keith Mutka - Western NY Region
  •  



Anyone wishing to contact any one of these judges please find their contact information on the contact us page.


- Competitor must have a valid 2014 membership for any record to be posted by the end of that days event.

- Anyone with a score achieving a top twenty status must have a valid 2014 membership within Seven days of the completion of that days event they attended to record their score. 





TermPro will be the meter used at all key events for records and top twenty scoring by all certified judges.

Events not officiated or held by one of the key judges listed above, may be judged by any individual. Sound measurement equipment will be of their choice as well. No scores will be recorded for records or top twenty at these events, point scoring will count.

Source material at 1x level events must come from a commercially available CD or DVD.  All 2x level, 3x level, top 20 scoring, and or record events must use source material form the Official Team Northeast SPL Volume one CD.

The removal or disabling of any factory installed airbag or safety restraint device(s) beyond factory disabling means that is not allowed by State or Federal laws will not be allowed to compete within Team Northeast SPL for vehicles driven to and from any or all events.

There is a page to track the points of each competitor with a current 2014 season membership. A competitor must have a membership within 14 days after an event for point scoring to count towards current seasons total for an invite to the finals event.  Entire score sheets must be filled out with name, vehicle, equipment, class, and signature for any type of recognition of scores and/or points.  Any score sheets that are not legible for home office to compute may result in loss of points and/or scoring. 

As of the 2012 Season the Honda CRX, Yugo's, and Fiat vehicles are only allowed to compete in a Woofer Cooker Pro 1 or 2 classes, or in the Professional No Wall, 1, 2 or Elite classes.



Section 3:  Code of Conduct

It is in everyone's best interest to conduct their self in the best possible manner before, during, and after each event. 

You will be responsible for anyone you bring along with you as well that is not a member of the team.
 
Be alert of everything surrounding you at all times, especially moving vehicles.
 
Driving a vehicle foolishly before, during, and/or while leaving an event will not be tolerated. Anyone who does not follow these rules will be dealt with on a one on one basis, and may lose their privileges being able to attend future events.
 
Injuring anyone by negligence in any way will be dealt with by the full extent of the law.
 
Please be careful and watch over others safety as well.
 
We ask that you please be respectful of fellow competitors while they are in the lanes and neighboring houses and businesses with your loud music playing throughout events.

Illegal Drug or Alcohol use or intoxication at events is forbidden.
 
We cannot state this issue enough....Safety comes first and foremost!




Section 4:  Rules Intro.....

All rules online will be the current up to date rules.  Rules printed online will overrule any other rules printed or verbally implied by anybody or anyone within the TEAM NORTHEAST SPL Judging Staff in prior circumstances.  It is not in our intent to change any rules mid season, but in the case where there may need to more clarification a rule or rules will be cleared up more into detail.


 Section 5: Rookie Division

Intent of this class is to bring newcomers to local events and our sport. By developing these two Rookie classes it is our intent to give each and everyone new to this sport a chance of competing without being discouraged from getting beat by someone with much more equipment or a seasoned veteran with a lot of knowledge and experience under their belt. Everyone at events are encouraged to talk with all rookies to make them part of the TEAM NORTHEAST SPL family. Rookies are our future for further growth to make this sport continue for years to come so we ALL can play in the future.

- Nonmembers/New(er) Team Northeast SPL Members - First year “newbies” and vehicles only, as well as individuals that have only attended a few events a year. This classification can also be decided by a show's promoter and/or the Head Judge or a member of the Judging team's knowledge of the competitor.

- Prior year(s) Team Northeast SPL Members - Anyone achieving 45 points or more in a single season within Team Northeast SPL in any prior season will no longer be considered a rookie.

- Anyone attending events within another organization in any prior season(s) and achieving 45 points or more in a season will not be considered a rookie.


New for 2013: Rookie competitors scores will consist of two 30 second scoring runs. One scoring run will be based on the total average reading of sound from the interior of the vehicle for the entire 30 second scoring run. A second scoring run will be the highest peak SPL obtained during a 30 second scoring run.  Final total score will be the sum of the 30 second Peak SPL reading, and the 30 second average scoring runs.


- Source of music must be selected from a commercially available album at 1x level events. The official Team Northeast SPL CD is to be used during all multi-point, record, and/or top scoring events.

- For the 30 second music average SPL scoring run - The competitor's choice of music/track(s) shall play a full scale of music for the duration of their music average scoring run.  No straight test tones are to be used during this scoring period.
- For the peak SPL scoring run - Straight test tones are allowed.

- It is the responsibility of the competitor to notify the judge which style of scoring they choose for their first scoring run.  It is asked that the head judge assist the newer competitors to decide which run will be made on both scoring runs.

1. Vehicles must be driven to event on their own power, and not towed to event.

2. Vehicle must be able to drive into judging lane by its own power.

3. Prefab boxes and custom built enclosures are allowed up to 3.0 cu' of internal air space per woofer under 14.99" in diameter. 15" or larger drivers are allowed up to 4.0cu' of internal air space per woofer.  The internal air space includes displacement for the driver.

3A. A Single rounded port up to four inches in diameter is allowed for each subwoofer. Slot ports are allowed in any size for each subwoofer.

4. Windows must be able to move free of any obstruction from fully closed to fully open.

5. Factory seats and seat belts must be in vehicle and fully operational.

6. Any cutting of factory sheet metal or plastic paneling to gain more area is not permitted in the rookie classes.  Examples of this are rear wall truck cut throughs, floor cut downs, side paneling in cargo area, underhood to allow a larger battery.

7. Amplifier(s) are allowed up to a total maximum of 2000 watts. A vehicles wattage rating may be randomly checked by a certified judge during a scoring run at any or all mutli-point events.  A wattage rating > 2,000 watts is considered outside the rules and will not be allowed per the Rookie Division rule #7, therefore a score of zero will be given for that scoring run.

8. Unlimited number of capacitors, but no more than a grand total of 10 Farads.

9. Limit of one original equipment sized battery in the factory location. Battery may be upgraded but it must be the same size or smaller in every dimension as the stock battery. If the tray has been modified to fit the new battery then the competitor will need to be placed in a higher division, at minimum as a Woofer Cooker competitor.

10. One auxiliary battery is allowed in the rear cargo area, no larger than 600 cubic inches in size (H" x W" X D").

11. Any battery upgrades in the Rookie division vehicles must be from a product line(s) that are available through standard retail channels for resale to the general public.

12. Any battery in the vehicle will be considered as part of the charging system even if there are not any visible cables attached to them.

13. Any non-sealed battery that gives off gases must be enclosed and vented to the outside of the vehicle for your own safety.

14. All batteries must be securely fastened down whether they be in the original factory location and/or the cargo area of the vehicle.  Batteries are not allowed in the passenger cabin/seating area.

15. Voltage at amplifiers may not exceed 14.7 volts with vehicle running or shut off during a scoring run.

16. Any competitor exceeding 140db while sitting inside vehicle must use protective ear protection. Any competitors exceeding a 150db will be asked to control their system from outside the vehicle, whether it is by remote or some other type of means to control the sound. Infared repeaters are available to allow addition range of wireless remotes. Once the car has registered a 150db reading at the event you will be asked to control the vehicle from the exterior on any additional runs. Any score of greater than 149.9db while inside vehicle for a second time at the same event will result in a score of a Zero. The intent of this rule is for your own safety. Headphones don’t protect your chest, heart and lungs!

17. External stereo podiums are not allowed in any of the Rookie classes. Radio must remain in stock location or somewhere in the dashboard in a secure and safe location.

18. Competitor may have up to ten persons holding vehicle during test runs, at least one entire foot of each person must remain on the ground during the entire testing run, or while touching the vehicle.

19. A total of only one person is allowed inside vehicle during testing run with proper safety equipment.  Person must be properly seated in one of the front seats, or front bench seat.

20. Spray Foam - Not allowed in excess of sound deadening rule of 1/4 inch behind the trailing edge of the B pillar; not allowed forward of trailing edge the B pillar. Absolutely no use of spray foam in HVAC ventilation or intakes from exterior of vehicle. This includes rear HVAC systems as well.

21. Sound deadening may be used throughout entire car up to ¼ inch thick per panel. This includes any spot where a mixture of spray or sheeting is applied over the same area. 1/4 inch maximum thickness.

22. All factory panels must seat properly into their proper original location. Any modification(s) to any panel or the vehicles metal based on judges ruling for the allowance of or additional sound deadening or spray foam/fill will not be permitted. Filling or sealing off an area or location where a fuel cut off switch is found or any other safety switch or device is not allowed. This also includes covering over the switch or device with a form of any mat material.

23. Competitor shall be granted at least two runs per event. Up to three additional runs may be granted by the promoter, judge(s), and/or event host if time, weather, etc... allow adequate time for any or all parties wishing to have additional runs.

24. In pickup applications, speaker enclosures may not extend higher than the lowest point of the rear window glass in all truck applications. The enclosure itself along with any equipment attached to it may not be any taller than 25 inches total. Enclosure as well as any equipment attached to it must not extend forward of the rear wall more than 25 inches. Enclosure must be securely fastened for safety reasons.

25. Enclosures and all other stereo related equipment in other type of vehicle other than pickup trucks may not be taller than 25 inches from the lowest point of the floor in the trunk and/or cargo area. Unlike pickup trucks, equipment can raise above the bottom edge of the rear window in SUV or hatch back type vehicles. This includes anything and everything attached to the enclosure. Examples of attachments are amplifiers, speakers, speaker wires, power wires, lighting, carpet, vinyl, suede, plastic, sound deadening, wire, sting ray, snake skin, ash trays, televisions, antennas, satellite dishes, GPS units, computers, alarm or remote start modules, coolers, refrigerator, freezers, laptops, trophies, felt, polyester, cotton, crossovers, equalizers, sound processors, speaker grills, power cells, batteries, caps, legs, props, amp racks, pens, pencils, markers, paper, gift cards, food, drinks, seats, floor buildups, 50/50 tickets, etc... All stereo equipment as well as power storage devices must remain within the cargo area or trunk. No stereo equipment or power storage devices may ever be forward of the "B" pillar at any time.

26. Factory seals and gaskets must be in place in all doors, trunks, hatches, etc….

27. Windows must be able to move free of any obstruction from fully closed to fully open.

28. No form of tape or sealant is allowed internally or externally to seal any window/gasket/sunroof/door/trunk/hood/intake/firewall/vent/glove box/pocket/console/light/knob/handle/hatch.

29. Headliner and carpeting is required for the entire vehicle as originally supplied from the factory or similar equivalency. This includes the cargo/trunk areas. All interior panels are also required as originally supplied from the factory or constructed from a material of a similar equivalency.  This includes sun visors.

30. Nothing may interfere with the correct placement of the sensor on the windshield.

31. Sensor must be clearly visible from the outside during the entire judging run of 30 seconds.


Rookie Classes:
• Rookie One: 1-240 sq" AVG/Peak SPL
• Rookie Two: 241+ sq" AVG/Peak SPL



Section 6:  Woofer Cooker Division

Intent of the Woofer Cooker class is to give the everyday street bump guys and gals a place to compete against similar stereo setups within a set power limit.



  1. Vehicles must be driven to event on their own power.  Vehicle may be towed to event if your home address is more than 125 miles from the event.

  2. Vehicle must also be able to drive into judging lane by its own power.

  3. Pre-Fab and custom enclosures are allowed but must remain in factory cargo area.

  4. All seats must be able to rest in their full upright position and lockable/latched.

  5. After market seating is not allowed. Both the seating and seat belts must be fully operational and securely fastened to government specifications. Original factory seating may only be replaced with equivalent style and shape seating.

  6. Windows must be able to move free of any obstruction from fully closed to fully open.

  7. All factory seals and gaskets must be in place in all doors, trunks, hatches, etc….

  8. Use of sound deadening or a spray foam/fill material may be used forward of the trailing edge of the B pillar up to ¼ of an inch in thickness.  Unlimited use of sound deadening or spray foam/fill may be used behind trailing edge of B pillar.  Use of spray foam/fill is allowed in between two layers of metal as made from the factory to fill voids. Use of spray foam/fill to fill voids between the vehicles metal and interior panels is not allowed more than the sound deadening rule allows.  All factory panels must seat properly into their proper original location.  Any modification(s) to any panel or the vehicles metal based on judges ruling for the allowance of or additional sound deadening or spray foam/fill will not be permitted.  Filling or sealing off an area or location where a fuel cut off switch is found or any other safety switch or device is not allowed.  This also includes covering over the switch or device with a form of any mat material.

  9. No form of tape or sealant is allowed internally or externally to seal any window/gasket/sunroof/door/trunk/hood/intake/firewall/vent/glove box/pocket/console/light/knob/handle/hatch.

  10. All Woofer Cooker vehicle's voltage at amplifiers may not exceed 15.00 volts with vehicle running or shut off during the entire testing run.

  11. A total of one alternator is allowed. Alternator may be upgraded from original size shape and output. Outboard voltage regulators are allowed, but must be in an easily accessible area for safety reasons.

  12. Any battery upgrades in the Woofer Cooker division vehicles must be from a product line(s) that are available through standard retail channels for resale to the general public.

  13. A total of two batteries are allowed in the charging system in all three Woofer Cooker classes. One battery must remain in the factory stock location and be the same size or smaller than the factory stock battery.  Modifying a battery tray to allow a larger battery is not allowed.

  14. Any battery in the vehicle will be considered as part of the charging system even if there are not any visible cables attached to them.

  15. Larger batteries are allowed, but each battery must be no larger than 800 cubic” in size.  Rule 13 applies first.

  16. Any non-sealed battery that gives off gases must be enclosed and vented to the outside of the vehicle for your own safety.

  17. All batteries must be securely fastened down in the cargo area.

  18. A competitor is allowed an unlimited number of capacitors. Total capacitance must equal 25 farads or less.

  19. Woofer Cooker classes are allowed a unlimited number of amplifiers.  Amplifier(s) are allowed up to a total maximum of 5,000 watts. A vehicles wattage rating may be randomly checked by a certified judge during a scoring run at any or all mutli-point events. A wattage rating > 5,000 watts is considered outside the rules and will not be allowed per the Woofer Cooker Division rule #19, therefore a score of zero will be given for that scoring run.

  20. Modifying amplifiers beyond original factory specifications are not allowed in all Woofer Cooker classes.

  21. Any cutting of factory sheet metal or plastic paneling to gain more cab area is not permitted in all of the Woofer Cooker classes. Examples of this are truck cut troughs, floor cut downs, side paneling in pickup trucks.

  22. A total of only one person is allowed inside vehicle during testing run with proper safety equipment in use.  Person must be properly seated in one of the front seats, or front bench seat.

  23. Competitor may have up to ten persons holding their vehicle during test runs.  At least one complete foot of each person touching the vehicle must be solidly planted on the ground during the entire testing run or while touching the vehicle.

  24. Any competitor exceeding 140db while sitting inside vehicle must use protective ear protection. Any competitors exceeding a 150db will be asked to control their system from outside the vehicle, whether it is by remote or some other type of means to control the sound. Infrared repeaters are available to allow addition range of wireless remotes. Once the car has registered a 150db reading you will be asked to control the vehicle from the exterior on any additional runs. Any score of greater than 149.9db while inside vehicle for a second time at the same event will result in a score of a Zero. The intent of this rule is for your own safety. Headphones don’t protect your chest, heart and lungs!

  25. External stereo podiums are not allowed in any of the Woofer Cooker classes. Radio must remain in stock location or somewhere in the dashboard in a secure and safe location.  Use of remotes or volume knobs are allowed for external control of stereo system.

  26. Standard cab pickup trucks are allowed to build to the B pillar, but no more than a maximum of 20 inches from the furthest forward part of the rear window glass. Enclosures and any other stereo equipment must be securely fastened to vehicle. A maximum height of 20 inch is allowed for the enclosure and anything elevating the enclosure from the floor. Enclosure must also remain below the lowest part of the rear window factory glass. This may limit the 20 inch height rule if there is any additional height available from the 20 inch rule to the bottom edge of the window glass. The additional height may ONLY be used for stereo equipment. The intent of the extra space being used is for equipment for the stereo not to take up extra airspace in the cab or for more enclosure airspace.

  27. Extended cab pickups and crew cab pickup may have rear seat(s) folded in upright position. This includes jump seats on side walls as well. Enclosure height may not exceed more than 25 inches; this includes any equipment attached to enclosure, or be above the bottom edge of the rear factory window glass. If the bottom edge of the rear window is higher than 25 inch enclosure than the maximum 25 inch enclosure height rule is in effect. Examples of anything attached to the enclosure means stereo equipment, props, legs or anything that comes in contact with the enclosure that gives it additional height beyond placing it on the floor or seat. An enclosure sitting on rear seat(s) will be measured for height from the lowest point of anything attached to the enclosure. The enclosure and anything attached to it cannot extend more than 25 inches from the furthest forward part of the factory rear window glass. Box must remain behind the B pillar even if the 25 inches extends past the B pillar. Box must be securely fastened to the vehicle through the floor or rear wall. Mounting the box to the rear seat will not be considered securely fastened. Mounting the box loosely to the rear seat will not be considered securely fastened. The vehicle will be moved to a higher class if the mounting of enclosure and equipment is not securely fastened down and cannot be securely fastened down for competition runs. The Second battery may be mounted in bed of vehicle for safety reasons. Please use proper insulation of wiring and fusing where necessary to protect yourself, your vehicle, and anyone else that may come in contact with your vehicle.

  28. Enclosures and all other stereo related equipment in other type of vehicle other than pickup trucks may not be taller than 25 inches from the lowest point of the floor in the trunk and/or cargo area. Unlike pickup trucks, equipment can raise above the bottom edge of the rear window in SUV or hatch back type vehicles. This includes anything and everything attached to the enclosure. Examples of attachments are amplifiers, speakers, lighting, carpet, vinyl, suede, plastic, sound deadening, wire, sting ray, snake skin, ash trays, televisions, antennas, satellite dishes, gps units, computers, alarm or remote start modules, coolers, refrigerator, freezers, laptops, trophies, felt, polyester, cotton, crossovers, equalizers, sound processors, speaker grills, power cells, batteries, caps, legs, props, amp racks, pens, pencils, markers, paper, gift cards, food, drinks, seats, floor buildups, 50/50 tickets, etc... All stereo equipment as well as power storage devices must remain within the cargo area or trunk. No stereo equipment or power storage devices may ever be forward of the "B" pillar at any time.

  29. Speaker upgrades forward of the "B" pillar for means other than sound staging are not permitted.  If a judge feels that you are pushing the limits to gain additional SPL you may or will have to move up to a higher class/division.

  30. All equipment in a Woofer Cooker division competitor’s vehicle must be from product lines that are available through standard retail channels for resale to the general public.

  31. Third or fourth row seating may be removed for all Woofer Cooker classes.

  32. Headliner and carpeting is required for the entire vehicle as originally supplied from the factory or similar equivalency. This includes the cargo/trunk areas.  All interior panels are also required as originally supplied from the factory or constructed from a material of a similar equivalency.  This includes sun visors.

  33. Nothing may interfere with the correct placement of the sensor on the windshield.

  34. Sensor must be clearly visible from the outside during the entire judging run of 30 seconds.



Woofer Cooker Classes:
• Woofercooker 1: 1-180 sq"
• Woofercooker 2: 181-280 sq"
• Woofercooker 3: 281+ sq"



TRUNK DIVISION

TRUNK ONE CLASS:

Intent of the Trunk One class is to give the everyday street bump guys and gals in a trunk vehicle a place to compete against similar stereo setups within a set power limit.


1. Vehicles must be driven to event on their own power. Vehicle may be towed to event if your home address is more than 125 miles from the event.

2. Vehicle must also be able to drive into judging lane by its own power.

3. Custom enclosures are allowed but must remain in the trunk area. No limit to enclosure size or porting.

4. After market seating is not allowed.  Both the seating and seat belts must be fully operational and securely fastened to government specifications.  Original factory seating may only be replaced with equivalent style and shape seating from Original Equipment Manufacturer.

5. Windows must be able to move free of any obstruction from fully closed to fully open.

6. All factory seals and gaskets must be in place in all doors, trunks, hatches, etc….

7. Original or similar headliner, and carpeting in the passenger cabin and trunk must remain in place. This includes the carpeting on the side walls of the trunk and the trunk floor..

8. Use of sound deadening or a spray foam/fill material may be used forward of the trailing edge of the B pillar up to ¼ of an inch in thickness. Unlimited use of sound deadening or spray foam/fill may be used behind trailing edge of B pillar. Use of spray foam/fill is allowed in between two layers of metal as made from the factory to fill voids. Use of spray foam/fill to fill voids between the vehicles metal and interior panels is not allowed more than the sound deadening rule allows.

9. All factory panels must seat properly into their proper original location. Any modification(s) to any panel or the vehicles metal based on Judge’s ruling for the allowance of or additional sound deadening or spray foam/fill will not be permitted. Filling or sealing off an area or location where a fuel cut off switch is found or any other safety switch or device is not allowed. This also includes covering over the switch or device with a form of any mat material.

10. No form of tape or sealant is allowed internally or externally to seal any window(s)/gasket(s)/sunroof/door(s)/trunk/hood/intake(s)/firewall/vent(s)/glove box/pocket(s)/console/light(s)/knobs(s)/handle(s)/hatch.

11. Trunk One vehicles must keep the voltage at the amplifier(s) no higher than 15.00 volts with vehicle running or shut off during the entire testing run.

12. A total of one alternator is allowed. Alternator may be upgraded from original size shape and output. Outboard voltage regulators are allowed, but must be in an easily accessible area for safety reasons.

13. Any battery upgrades in the Trunk One class must be from a product line(s) that are available through standard retail channels for resale to the general public.

14. A total of two batteries are allowed in the charging system in the Trunk One class. One battery must remain in the factory stock location.

15. Any battery in the vehicle will be considered as part of the charging system even if there are not any visible cables attached to them.

16. Larger batteries are allowed, but each battery must be 800 cubic” or smaller in size.

17. Wet cell battery must be enclosed and vented to the outside of the vehicle for your own safety.

18. Auxillary batteries in the interior/cargo area of the vehicle must be securely fastened down in the trunk, and all vented to the exterior of the vehicle.

19. A competitor is allowed an unlimited number of capacitors. Total capacitance must equal 25 farads or less.

20. Woofer Cooker Trunk One vehicles are allowed a unlimited number of amplifiers.  The total output wattage may not exceed more than 4.000 watts maximum.  A vehicles may have its wattage rating may be randomly checked by a certified judge during a scoring run at any or all mutli-point events.  A wattage rating > 4,000 watts is considered outside the rules and will not be allowed per the Trunk One class rule #20, therefore a score of zero will be given for that scoring run.  Any Trunk One vehicle in which the amplifier(s) are obtaining 4,001 watts or more will be classed in the Turnk Two class or into another division that allows for the approrite amplifier wattage.

21. Modifying amplifiers beyond original factory specifications is not allowed in the Trunk classes.

22. Any cutting of factory sheet metal, flooring or plastic paneling is not permitted in the Trunk classes.

23. A total of only one person is allowed inside vehicle during testing run.  Person must be properly seated in one of the two front seats.

24. Competitor may have up to ten persons holding vehicle during test runs, each foot of each person holding vehicle must be on the ground during the entire testing run while touching the vehicle.

25. Any competitor exceeding 140db while sitting inside vehicle must use protective ear protection. Any competitors exceeding a 150db will be asked to control their system from outside the vehicle, whether it is by remote or some other type of means to control the sound. Infrared repeaters are available to allow addition range of wireless remotes. Once the car has registered a 150db reading you will be asked to control the vehicle from the exterior on any additional runs. Any score of greater than 149.9db while inside vehicle for a second time at the same event will result in a score of a Zero. The intent of this rule is for your own safety.  Headphones don’t protect your chest, heart and lungs!

26. External stereo podiums are not allowed in the Trunk One class. The source unit/Radio must remain in stock location or somewhere in the dashboard in a secure and safe location. The use of a remote or volume knob is allowed for external control of stereo system.

27. Enclosures and all other stereo related equipment must all remain in the trunk. No part of the stereo equipment may be in the passenger compartment Stereo equipment is defined in this rule as amplifier(s), speaker(s), speaker grills 8” or larger, batteries, caps, legs, props, amp racks, ports, aero ports, pvc pipe, floor buildups, etc...

28. The rear deck above the trunk must remain unmodified. No cutting of sheet metal is allowed. Removal of any oem factory speakers in the rear deck is allowed.

29. All equipment in the Trunk One class that is used in a competitor’s vehicle must be from product lines that are available through standard retail channels for resale to the general public.

30. Nothing may interfere with the correct placement of the measuring device and its placement jig.

31. All Stereo equipment must be inside the trunk area. No part of the stereo equipment, including enclosure and porting may extend or be in any part of the passenger compartment. Only the head unit is to remain in the dash which is outside of the trunk area. Please keep power wires covered by all means for runs from the front of vehicle.

32. The testing sensor must be visible from outside of the vehicle for the entire 30 scoring run


TRUNK TWO CLASS:

Intent of the Trunk Two class is to give the extreme street bump guys and gals in a trunk vehicle a place to compete against similar stereo setups with unlimited power and cone area limits, with a mixture of the Team Northeast SPL Woofer Cooker Pro and Professional Class rules.


1. Vehicles must be driven to event on their own power. Vehicle may be towed to event if your home address is more than 125miles from the event.

2. Vehicle must be able to drive into judging lane by its own power.

3. Custom enclosures are allowed but must remain entirely in the trunk area.

4. After market seating is not allowed. Both the seating and seat belts must be fully operational and securely fastened to government specifications.  Original factory seating may only be replaced with equivalent style and shape seating from Original Equipment Manufacturer.

5. Windows must be able to move free of any obstruction from fully closed to fully open.

6. All factory seals and gaskets must be in place in all doors, trunks, hatches, etc….

7. Original or similar headliner, and carpeting in the passenger cabin and trunk must remain in place. This includes the carpeting on the side walls of the trunk and on the trunk floor.  Sun visors must also remain in place

8. Use of sound deadening or a spray foam/fill material may be used forward of the trailing edge of the B pillar up to ¼ of an inch in thickness. Unlimited use of sound deadening or spray foam/fill may be used behind trailing edge of B pillar. Use of spray foam/fill is allowed in between two layers of metal as made from the factory to fill voids. Use of spray foam/fill to fill voids between the vehicles metal and interior panels is not allowed more than the sound deadening rule allows.

9. All factory panels must seat properly into their proper original location. Any modification(s) to any panel or the vehicles metal based on Judge’s ruling for the allowance of or additional sound deadening or spray foam/fill will not be permitted. Filling or sealing off an area or location where a fuel cut off switch is found or any other safety switch or device is not allowed. This also includes covering over the switch or device with a form of any mat material.

10. No form of tape or sealant is allowed internally or externally to seal any window(s)/gasket(s)/sunroof/door(s)/trunk/hood/intake(s)/firewall/vent(s)/glove box/pocket(s)/console/light(s)/knobs(s)/handle(s)/hatch.

11. Trunk Two vehicles must keep voltage at amplifiers no higher than 18.1 volts with vehicle running or shut off during the entire testing run.

12. A total of two alternators are allowed. Alternator may be upgraded from original size shape and output. Outboard voltage regulators are allowed, but must be in an easily accessible area for safety reasons.

13. Any battery upgrades in the Trunk Two class vehicles must be from a product line(s) that are available through standard retail channels for resale to the general public.

14. A total of six batteries are allowed in the charging system in the Trunk Two class. One battery must remain in the factory stock location.  All others batteries must remain in the trunk.  No battery is allowed in the passenger cabin.

15. Any battery in the vehicle will be considered as part of the charging system even if there are not any visible cables attached to them.

16. Larger batteries are allowed, but each battery must be 850 cubic” or smaller in size.

17. All batteries must be securely fastened down and properly vented in the trunk.

18. A competitor is allowed an unlimited number of capacitors in the Trunk Two class.

19. Trunk Two class is allowed an unlimited number of amplifiers. The total output of all amplifiers has no maximum wattage limit.

20. Modifying amplifiers beyond original factory specifications is allowed in the Trunk Two class.

21. Any cutting of factory sheet metal, flooring or plastic paneling to gain more area is not permitted in the Trunk Two class.

24. A total of only one person is allowed inside vehicle during testing run. Proper safety equipment is required.  Person must be properly seated in one of the front seats.

25. Competitor may have up to ten persons holding vehicle during test runs.  Each foot of each person holding vehicle must be on the ground during the entire testing run while touching the venihcle.

26. Any competitor exceeding 140db while sitting inside vehicle must use protective ear protection. Any competitors exceeding a 150db will be asked to control their system from outside the vehicle, whether it is by remote or some other type of means to control the sound. Infrared repeaters are available to allow addition range of wireless remotes. Once the car has registered a 150db reading you will be asked to control the vehicle from the exterior on any additional runs. Any score of greater than 149.9db while inside vehicle for a second time at the same event will result in a score of a Zero. The intent of this rule is for your own safety. Headphones don’t protect your chest, heart and lungs!

27. External stereo podiums are allowed in the Trunk Two class. The source unit/Radio may remain in stock location or somewhere in the dashboard in a secure and safe location. The use of a remote or volume knob is allowed for external control of stereo system.

28. Enclosures and all other stereo related equipment must all remain in the trunk. No part of the stereo equipment may be in the passenger compartment. Stereo equipment is defined in this rule as amplifier(s), Subwoofer(s), speaker grills 8” or larger, batteries, caps, legs, props, amplifier racks, ports, aero ports, pvc pipe, floor buildups, etc...

29. The rear deck above the trunk may be modified for porting purposes. A maximum limit of a single port with a eight imch diameter is allowed. Removal of any OEM factory located speakers in the rear deck is allowed.

30. All equipment in the Trunk Two class that is used in a competitor’s vehicle must be from product lines that are available through standard retail channels for resale to the general public.

31. Nothing may interfere with the correct placement of the measuring device and its placement jig.

32. All Stereo equipment must be inside the trunk area. No part of the stereo equipment, including enclosure and porting may extend or be in any part of the passenger compartment. Only the head unit is to remain in the dash which is outside of the trunk area. Please keep power wires covered by all means for runs from the front of vehicle.

33.  The testing sensor must be visible for the entire 30 second scoring run.

Trunk Classes:
• Trunk One: 1-280 sq"
• Trunk Two: Unlimited Cone Area



Section 7:  Woofer Cooker Pro

The intent of the Woofer Cooker Pro classes is for the more advanced powered Woofer Cooker guys and gals, as well as competitors who either: 

     • Are CURRENTLY working within any part of the car audio industry. Working off the books or for no pay will still be considered working in the car audio industry. 
     • May have an immediate family member(s) who work within the car audio industry. 
     • Receive any type of sponsorship, partial sponsorship or direct pricing from a manufacture.  This also includes receiving special pricing from a retail shop, any other type of commercial business or individuals whom offer non retail pricing who buy direct from Manuactures or through a distribution outlet. Buying any equipment directly form a manufacture will be considered as falling within this definition.


  1. Vehicles may be towed into event. Vehicle must be able to drive into competition lanes on its own power.

  2. Custom enclosures are allowed but must remain in factory cargo area.

  3. Anyone receiving sponsored or discounted equipment is asked to compete in the Woofer Cooker Pro classes.

  4. Any cutting of factory sheet metal or plastic to gain more area is not permitted in any of the Woofer Cooker Pro classes. Examples of this are truck cut troughs; floor cut downs, cutting of side paneling in pickup trucks, underhood to allow for a larger battery.

  5. After market seating is allowed, provided they are securely mounted as well as the original factory seating. Both the seating and seat belts must be fully operational.

  6. Windows must be able to move free of any obstruction from fully closed to fully open.

  7. All factory seals and gaskets must be in place in all doors, trunks, hatches, etc….

  8. Use of sound deadening or a spray foam/fill material may be used forward of the trailing edge of the B pillar up to ¼ of an inch in thickness. Unlimited use of sound deadening or spray foam/fill may be used behind trailing edge of B pillar. Use of spray foam/fill is allowed in between two layers of metal as made from the factory to fill voids. Use of spray foam/fill to fill voids between the vehicles metal and interior panels is not allowed more than the sound deadening rule allows. All factory panels must seat properly into their proper original location. Any modification(s) to any panel or the vehicles metal based on judges ruling for the allowance of or additional sound deadening or spray foam/fill will not be permitted. Filling or sealing off an area or location where a fuel cut off switch is found or any other safety switch or device is not allowed. This also includes covering over the switch or device with a form of any mat material.

  9. Enclosures and all other stereo related equipment in other type of vehicle other than pickup trucks may not be taller than 25 inches from the lowest point of the floor in the trunk and/or cargo area. Unlike pickup trucks, equipment can raise above the bottom edge of the rear window in SUV or hatch back type vehicles. This includes anything and everything attached to the enclosure. Examples of attachments are amplifiers, speakers, speaker wires, power wires, lighting, carpet, vinyl, suede, plastic, sound deadening, wire, sting ray, snake skin, ash trays, televisions, antennas, satellite dishes, GPS units, computers, alarm or remote start modules, coolers, refrigerator, freezers, laptops, trophies, felt, polyester, cotton, crossovers, equalizers, sound processors, speaker grills, power cells, batteries, caps, legs, props, amp racks, pens, pencils, markers, paper, gift cards, food, drinks, seats, floor buildups, 50/50 tickets, etc... All stereo equipment as well as power storage devices must remain within the cargo area or trunk. No stereo equipment or power storage devices may ever be forward of the "B" pillar at any time. Pickup trucks are discussed in more detail in rule numbers 28 and 29. 

  10. A total of only one person is allowed inside vehicle during testing run. Person must be properly seated in one of the front seats, or front bench seat.

  11. Competitor may have up to ten persons holding vehicle during test runs, each foot of each person holding vehicle must be on the ground during the entire testing run.

  12. External Stereo podiums are allowed in the Woofer Cooker Pro classes.

  13. Woofer Cooker Pro voltage at amplifiers may not exceed 15.50 volts with the vehicle running or shut off during the entire 30 second testing run.

  14. Any battery upgrades in a Woofer Cooker Pro division competitor’s vehicle must be from a product line(s) that are available through standard retail channels for resale to the general public.

  15. A total of three total batteries are allowed in the Woofer Cooker Pro classes.  One must remain in the factory stock location.

  16. All auxillary batteries must be mounted in the cargo area, and must be securely fastened for safety reasons.  Not permitted on the floor, on the seats, etc.  Not allowed in the passanger cabin/seating area.

  17. Any battery in the vehicle will be considered as part of the charging system even if there are not any visible cables attached to them.

  18. Larger batteries are allowed, but each battery must be 900 cubic” or smaller in size.

  19. Any non-sealed battery that gives off gases must be enclosed and vented to the outside of the vehicle for your own safety.

  20. A competitor is allowed an unlimited number of capacitors. The total capacitance must equal 50 farads or less.

  21. A total of one alternator is allowed. Alternator may be upgraded from original size shape and output. Outboard voltage regulators are allowed, but must be in an easily accessible area for safety reasons.

  22. Woofer Cooker Pro classes are allowed a total of one amplifier or one bridged pair of amplifiers per subwoofer of any size, shape, or output. If using a bridged pair of amplifiers on a single sub you will be limited to one positive and one negative lead out of the amplifiers per subwoofer.

  23. Modifying amplifiers beyond original factory specifications are allowed in all Woofer Cooker Pro classes.

  24. Speaker upgrades are allowed forward of the “B” pillar for the purposes of a upgraded sound stage for daily listening only. If a judge sees a speaker upgrade forward of the “B” pillar, that in his/her opinion is designed to increase the SPL of the vehicle and not for daily listening sound staging, he/she may reclassify the competitor into a higher class and/or division.

  25. All equipment in a Woofer Cooker Pro competitor’s vehicle must be from product lines that are available through standard retail channels for resale to the general public.

  26. Third or fourth row seating may be removed for all Woofer Cooker Pro classes.

  27. Nothing may interfere with the correct placement of the measuring device.

  28. Standard cab pickup trucks are allowed to build to the B pillar, but no more than a maximum of 25” from the furthest forward part of the rear window glass. This measurement includes everything attached to the enclosure such as the woofer(s) or any other stereo equipment. Enclosures and any other stereo equipment must be securely fastened to vehicle. A maximum height of 20 inches is allowed for the enclosure and anything attached or elevating the enclosure from the floor. Enclosure must also remain below the lowest part of the rear window factory glass. This may limit the 20 inch height rule. If there is additional height available from the 20 inch rule to the bottom edge of the window glass the additional height may ONLY be used for stereo equipment. The intent of the extra space being used is for equipment for the stereo not to take up extra airspace in the cab or for more enclosure airspace. The Second battery may be mounted in bed of vehicle for safety reasons. Please use proper insulation and fusing to protect yourself and vehicle.

  29. Extended cab pickups and crew cab pickup may have rear seat(s) folded in upright position. This includes jump seats on side walls as well. Enclosure height may not exceed more than 25 inches; this includes any equipment attached to enclosure, or be above the bottom edge of the rear factory window glass. If the bottom edge of the rear window is higher than 25 inch enclosure than the maximum 25 inch enclosure height rule is in effect. Examples of anything attached to the enclosure means stereo equipment, props, legs or anything that comes in contact with the enclosure that gives it additional height beyond placing it on the floor or seat. An enclosure sitting on rear seat(s) will be measured for height from the lowest point of anything attached to the enclosure. The enclosure and anything attached to it cannot extend more than 25 inches from the furthest forward part of the factory rear window glass. Box must remain behind the B pillar even if the 25 inches extends past the B pillar. Box must be securely fastened to the vehicle through the floor or rear wall. Mounting the box to the rear seat will not be considered securely fastened. Mounting the box loosely to the rear seat will not be considered securely fastened. The vehicle will be moved to a higher class if the mounting of enclosure and equipment is not securely fastened down and cannot be securely fastened down for competition runs. The Second battery may be mounted in bed of vehicle for safety reasons. Please use proper insulation of wiring and fusing where necessary to protect yourself, your vehicle, and anyone else that may come in contact with your vehicle.

  30. Any competitor exceeding 140db while sitting inside vehicle must use protective ear protection. Any competitors exceeding a 150db will be asked to control their system from outside the vehicle, whether it is by remote or some other type of means to control the sound. Infra red repeaters are available to allow addition range of wireless remotes. Once the car has registered a 150db reading you will be asked to control the vehicle from the exterior on any additional runs. Any score of greater than 149.9db while inside vehicle for a second time at the same event will result in a score of a Zero. The intent of this rule is for your own safety. Headphones don’t protect your chest, heart and lungs!

  31. Headliner and carpeting is required for the entire vehicle as originally supplied from the factory or similar equivalency.  This includes the cargo/trunk areas.  All interior panels are also required as originally supplied from the factory or constructed from a material of a similar equivalency.

  32. Sensor must be clearly visible from the outside during the entire judging run of 30 seconds.

  33. Nothing may interfere with the correct placement of the sensor on the windshield.

Woofer Cooker Pro Classes:
• Woofercooker Pro 1: 1-280 sq"
• Woofercooker Pro 2: 281 sq" +



Section 8:  Professional Class

Intent of the Pro classes are for the vehicles that are built beyond the Woofer Cooker Pro setup for electrical, interior, and/or enclosure purposes.


  1. Vehicles may be towed to event.  Vehicle must be able to drive into competition lanes on its own power.

  2. Stock interiors must be intact. Factory headliner and carpeting or similar materials must be in the factory locations. Seats may be removed for the purpose of gaining more cabin area or to allow better movement of airflow towards the sensor on the windshield.

  3. Voltage must be 18.1 volts or less. Example: 18.100000001 is not allowed.

  4. No set limit on number of capacitors or storage sizes.

  5. Two alternators are allowed in engine compartment. External voltage regulators are allowed.

  6. An unlimited amount of batteries are allowed in the cargo area of vehicle. Batteries must be securely mounted. Any non-sealed battery giving off gases must be enclosed and vented to outside of vehicle for your own safety.

  7. Modified battery banks are allowed up to 18.1 volts.

  8. Door build outs are limited to three inches from the inside edge of the factory glass in the fully rolled upright position for the purpose of gaining strength of the door panels. The three inches includes the original door panels, and any metal of the door.

  9. Roofs, door jambs may not be altered from their original factory specifications.

  10. Podiums are allowed and recommended in the Pro classes.

  11. Any competitor exceeding 140.0 db reading while sitting inside vehicle must use protective ear protection. Any competitors exceeding a 150.0 db reading will be asked to control their system from outside the vehicle, whether it is by remote or some other type of means to control the sound. Infared repeaters are available to allow addition range of wireless remotes. Once the car has registered a 150.0 db reading or higher you will be asked to control the vehicle from the exterior on any and all additional runs. Any score of greater than 149.9db while inside vehicle for a second time at the same event will result in a score of a Zero. The intent of this rule is for your own safety. Headphones don’t protect your chest, heart and lungs!

  12. Competitor may have up to ten persons holding vehicle during test runs, each foot of each person holding vehicle must be solidly planted on the ground during the entire testing run, or while touching the vehicle.

  13. Speaker enclosures and stereo equipment may be built to the front edge of the B pillar.  Speaker enclosures and stereo equipment have no height limitations as long as everything remains within the vehicle and behind the front edge of teh "B" pillar

  14. Rear seating is not required in the vehicle for competition purposes.

  15. Front seat belts are required if vehicle is driven to events, they may be removed during event for SPL runs. Seating may also be removed during testing runs. It is asked that you drive around at the event with a securely mounted seat in place for safety reason.

  16. Modifying of factory dashes, air vents are not allowed by means of expanding foams or any other material to take up air space.

  17. Use of sound deadening or spray foam/fill material may be used forward of the "B" pillar up to .5 of an inch in thickness. Unlimited use of sound deadening or a spray foam/fill material may be used behind trailing edge of "B" pillar. Factory panels must seat properly into its original location. Any modifications to panels based on judges ruling for the allowance of additional sound deadening will not be permitted.

  18. If equipped with a factory dashboard glove box, it must remain in vehicle and be operational to open and close freely. Glove box can be opened or closed during testing runs.

  19. Reinforcement of the roof may only be done by a full walled enclosure behind the B pillars.

  20. Reinforcement of "A" Pillars are not allowed by rules. The "B" Pillar may be altered and or reinforced.

  21. Original factory glass must be fully intact forward of the "B" pillar.

  22. Reinforcing of firewall or venting beyond factory specifications is not permitted.

  23. Side windows may be permanently sealed closed. Be aware if doors need to be checked for rules purposes in regards to sound deadening other means, judges may be need to see inside paneling and sheet metal such as tearing down of panels.

  24. Any damaged glass prior to start of event must be presented to the head judge prior to the start of the event. It will be up to the head judge and the judging staff to allow a vehicle to compete with any broken or cracked glass during any part of the event. This may mean you will not be able to compete at any time during the event or it may limit you to limited runs at an event. Any damaged glass that occurs during the event must be presented to the head judge immediately and well prior to entering the judging lanes for any additional runs. If allowed to continue to compete, any and all damaged glass must be secured by some means for safety reasons and approved by the head judge and all members of the judging staff before being allowed to enter to judging area or judging lanes.

  25. Use of open or closed cell foams may be use in door jambs in addition to factory door seals for better sealing of doors.

  26. The foot well area cannot be modified beyond factory specifications.

  27. Factory floorboard modifications may only be altered behind the front edge of the B pillar.

  28. A total of only one person is allowed inside vehicle during testing run. Person must be properly seated in one of the front seats, or front bench seat. Please note Professional rule number 12 for all safety regulations.

  29. Headliner and carpeting is required for the vehicle as originally supplied from the factory or similar equivalency foward of the front edge of the "B" pillar, AND forward of the speaker enclosure. This may also include parts of the cabin/seating/cargo/trunk areas if the enclosure is set further back in the vehicle. All interior panels are also required as originally supplied from the factory or constructed from a material of a similar equivalency forward of the speaker enclosure and all parts of the cabin forward of the front edge of the "B" pillar.  This includes sun visors.

  30. Nothing may interfere with the correct placement of the sensor on the windshield.

  31. Sensor must be clearly visible from the outside during the entire judging run of 30 seconds.

Pro Elite


1. Please notify the promoter or judge for any event prior to your arrival that you plan on participating in to make proper arrangements.

2. Unlimited commercially available Amplifier Power.


3. Unlimited commercially available Speaker Cone Area.


4. Battery voltage limited to 19 volts.  Custom built batteries or banks are allowed.

5. Front and side windows are unlimited thickness.  Side windows are not required to roll down.

6. Vehicle must be able to enter the into judging lane on its own engine power.

7. All Stereo equipment, and enclosure build including speakers must remain behind the front edge of the "B" Pillar.


8. Center consoles are allowed up to 24 inches in height.  Width is limited.  Two standard bucket seats must be able to fit as a reference in front seating area in their standard locations, both on the driver and passenger sides.

9. Foot wells may be closed off.  Two standard bucket seat must be able to fit as a reference in front seating area as noted in rule 8.

10. Steering wheel may be removed during scoring runs.

11. Vehicle must have a engine kill switch externally if vehicle is running in lanes and any entry door or
doors are bolted or latched shut beyond normal factory means.


12. Source unit and all amplifiers must be unplugged or non operative and not turned on while mic jig is being placed on windshield for judging purposes.


13. There is to be no one in vehicle at any time during the 30 second judging period if the vehicle knowingly is louder than 150db.


14. No seating needs to be present in the vehicle while judging period


15. Safety restraints may be removed if and only if vehicle is not registered to be driven on public roadways.


16. Wheels need to be choked in judging lanes if the vehicle is running during judging runs.


17. Use of anything beyond a commercially available source unit, amplifier(s), speaker(s), and other stereo equipment to create any type of noise or pressure is forbidden.

 
18. Use of any type of explosives is forbidden.
 
19. 2013 Finals Qualification: Must attend a minimum one multipoint event and one 1x event during 2013 season.

20. Jumping to this class to collect points will not be allowed.  Having a vehicle that fits into any other class underneath Pro Elite will be mandatory at every event.  If your vehicle or experience allows you to participate in any other class all points acquired in Pro Elite for event will be forfeited.
 
21. Team Northeast SPL CD Media must be use at all mutli point events.  No other source media is allowed at these events.

22. Use of sound damping behind the front edge of the B Pillar is allowed with no limits.

23. Use of commercial automotive sound damping forward of the B Pillar is allowed up to 4 inches.  Damping may also include steel, wood, fiberglass, kevlar, carbon fiber, sand, and concrete.

24. Roof build downs forward of B pillar are allowed to three inches.

25. Door build out are allowed.  Must be sure doors can freely close with the assumption that two standard bucket seats could fit properly into standard locations on both the driver and passenger side as in the center console rule #8 above.

26. Mic cable must be able to freely pass into vehicle without pinching of the cable for judging purposes.  Corking or plugging around cable is allowed after the sensor is set by judge.
 
27. Vehicle floors may be cut behind the B Pillar to allow more equipment or enclosure area.
 
28. Unlimited use of alternators running off the engine block are allowed.  Use of brackets connected to the engine block are allowed.

29. Supports for the front window glass must not be within three inches of the sensor location(right side of windshield).

30.  Aftermarket windshield must maintain a minimum area of 70 percent of the original factory windshield glass area.

31.  Nothing may interfere with the correct placement of the sensor on the windshield.

32.  Sensor must be clearly visible from the outside during the entire judging run of 30 seconds.


Professional Classes:
• Pro -No Wall-: Unlimited Cone Area - Enclosure and equipment must fall below bottom edge of rear factory window glass.
• Pro 1: 1-510 sq"
• Pro 2: 511+ sq"
• Pro Elite: Unlimited



Section 9:  Bass Brawlin Format
  1. All vehicles are required to complete two 30 second runs.  No additional attempts or reruns, even on break down.  A rerun will only be granted by the head judge if there is a malfunction with sound recording equipment(Termlab, computer, etc...).
  2. There is no classing based on wattage, cone area, electrical components or voltage, vehicle, competition experience, profession, etc...
  3. A minimum of one front door or one front window must be fully open and unobstructed during the entire duration of each 30 second scoring run.
  4. Rear doors, rear windows, hatch, sun roof, and/or the trunk lid are optional to be open during the scoring run.
  5. Scoring will be recorded with the sensor in the same exact location as the regular SPL rules.
  6. Engine RPM of 2000 maximum during entire 30 second runs.
  7. Hearing protection required over 140db.
  8. No set limit of persons touching the vehicle during scoring run,  Any person touching the vehicle must have their feet secure on the ground during the entire scoring run.
  9. Competitors will be classified into their Bass Brawlin class based on the score of their first run.
    A first qualifying:
    Score of 130.0db or less places competitor into the 260 class.
    Score of 130.1db to 140.0db qualifies to competitor into the 280 class
    Score of 140.1db to 150.0db enters the competitor into the 300 class.
    Score of 150.1db or higher will place the competitor into the 310 class.
  10. Final score will consist of both run one and run two scores being added together.
  11. Once the initial run is taken the intent now is to score a perfect score based on your acquired class without going over the set number of your class.
  12. The winner of each class will be the one individual who achieves the max number or closest to the maximum number after both runs for the class in which they qualify in without going over the set class number.  Example 260, 280, 300, or 310.
  13. Anyone who goes over their maximum number for the class they qualify in will be placed behind all competitor in that class who do not exceed the maximum class number.  A overage of 0.1db would place higher than a competitor for example exceeding by 0.2db, 0.3db, and so on.  As you can see in the example below a final score in the 280 class of 267.4 would place higher than the score of 281.3. 

    Example Placement for Bass Brawlin 280 class:
    1st Place 280.0db
    2nd Place 279.8db
    3rd Place 277.5db
    4th place 267.4db
    5th place 225.3db(Example: 140.0 qualifying score then a breakdown during second run 85.3db)**No reruns**
    6th place 280.3db
    7th place 281.3db

  14. In the case of a tie, each competitor tied will be given up to five minutes to prepare for their first tie breaking run.
    In the case of an additional tie or ties after the first tie breaking run, any additional tie breaking run(s) will allow each competitor up to three minutes between runs.
  15. If after three attempted tie breaking runs there is still a tie, each competitor will then be required to have both front doors or windows fully open and unobstructed during the entire duration of any additional tie breaking runs until there is a undisputed Bass Brawlin Champ.

Brawlin' Bass Classes:
• 260 Class = 0 - 130db: Unlimited
• 280 Class = 130.1 - 140db: Unlimited
• 300 Class = 140.1 - 150db: Unlimited
• 310 Class = 150.1+db: Unlimited




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