Holley has announced September 5–7, 2014, as the official dates for the 5th annual Holley LS Fest. Once again Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, will host the largest all-LS celebration in the country.
2013 saw record numbers of both participants and spectators, and there was already excitement in the air about 2014 being the 5th anniversary of the event.
LS Fest continues to be the only event in America where you can bring your custom LS powered vehicle and participate in the following events: autocross, drag racing, dyno challenge, engine swap challenge, show-n-shine, the 3S Challenge, countryside cruise, drifting and more. All of these performance disciplines can be enjoyed in one venue over the course of the three-day event.
While a good portion of the competitive field is bolstered by late model F-bodies and Corvettes, they are not the only vehicles at LS Fest. The event is for any vehicle with a GM LS engine installed between the frame rails. The 2013 LS Fest brought in everything from LS swapped rock crawlers, import drift cars, street rods, trucks and much more.
Grand Champion participants compete in the largest variety of events at LS Fest looking to be crowned the best all-around street machine.
LS Fest would not be the same without serious drag racing, and the classes continued to grow in numbers for 2013 with well over 200 cars competing.
LS Fest has held a Drift Challenge for the last three years and 2013 was the most action packed yet. Several drifters with lightweight, caged LS powered imports as well as a drift prepped Pontiac GTO competed in tandem competition for a cash prize.
The autocross is a great place to test your technical driving ability behind the wheel of your performance car.
The Car Craft Engine Swap Challenge introduced new rules in 2013, increasing the amount of time it took two teams to shoehorn LS engines into two identically prepped, never before seen cars. 2014 Engine Swap Challenge rules and entry details are yet to be announced.
While LS Fest is definitely focused around performance driving, it would not be the same without a Show-N-Shine.