It seems like we’ve visited the event just a few weeks ago, but our friends at Holley Performance Parts have announced the dates for the 2016 event! In case you’re still new to the event or if you’re new to the LS genre as a whole, the Holley LS Fest is one of the fastest growing LS- and (GEN-V) LT-based extravaganzas you could possible partake in!
Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky and taking place between the National Corvette Museum (road course) and Beech Bend Raceway Park (all other categories), LS Fest has something for all fans LS. Whether you’re a late-model guy with a factory-equipped LS powerplant, an old-schooler with an LS-swapped classic or even an import tuner packing LS power, Holley LS Fest is for you!
Spectators and participants alike can enjoy drag racing, autocross, road racing, a show n’ shine judged car show, a swap meet, dyno challenge, an engine swap challenge (a story in of itself), a countryside cruise for the True Street drag racing class and even a very competitive drift challenge – there’s nothing cooler than hearing an LS3 screaming at over 6,000 rpm – from a ’96 Nissan 240SX! Of course, we can say the same thing about a corner carving LS-swapped ’69 Camaro.
If you like to mix your drag racing with your autocross, you should seriously check out the 3S Challenge. It’s a timed event with two competitors going door-handle-to-door-handle in a challenge of who can accelerate, steer, turn and stop in a quicker time than not only your competitor, but yourself. A parking lot filled with cones might not sound that intriguing to some, but trust us when we say that it certainly produces a severe adrenaline rush!
We recommend you try it sometime, as well as participating in the 2016 Holley LS Fest. The 2016 dates are September 9-11, with registration being opened soon! Check back here at a later date for further information, and don’t forget to check out our photo gallery and our coverage from the 2015 event, HERE.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.