The Drag Racing at Holley LS Fest West is Looking to be Killer! May 5-7 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
If you’re a fan of modern and late model Chevrolet Performance, then there is a ...
If you’re a fan of modern and late model Chevrolet Performance, then there is a good chance that you have heard of Holley LS Fest. The event normally takes place out in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but this year, they have decided to expand their horizons just a little bit and take the out action out to Las Vegas in addition to their other event to see a little bit more of what the West Coast has to offer in terms of the LS platform. The event has a lot to offer.
When you think LSx power, you might dive your mind into a particular form of racing whether that be drag racing or drifting but this event will have everything from both of these scenes and more including autocross and even a show and shine. This time, however, we give you a little behind-the-scenes lowdown on exactly what you can expect to see out on the drag strip during the event. The following will give you a good idea of what you’ll see if you head out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway between May 5-8
Grudge/Test-N-Tune: This is where some of the quickest and fastest cars in the country can be found in side-by-side competition on 1320 feet of asphalt! Experience the ground pounding action from some of the fastest LS and current generation LT powered cars in the west. Don’t miss this opportunity to unleash the power of your ride! LS Fest West class information is available below!
True Street: We are introducing a grudge/test-n-tune class for LS Fest West. This is a no payout class that is focused on keeping fun at a premium. This class is perfect for those who are looking for a Saturday night fun-run style class just like they have at their home track. Team up against a friend or race against yourself and the clock. Perhaps your car wouldn’t be competitive in any other class. Maybe you’re learning to drive a newly developed setup. This class is ideal for any of those scenarios. The class will be run throughout the entire weekend and is only available to competitors that are not competing in another class during the event. The only exception would be for competitors that are running True Street on Saturday. These will be able to enjoy Test-N-Tune on Sunday.
Class Rules: Other than having an LS or current gen LT engine, there are no class rules or limitations to this class. All NHRA safety regulations for speed DO APPLY.
Outlaw True Street (1/8 mile): This is a class that is exciting to watch and participate in. Requirements are quite simple. OTS competitors will be required to make a twenty-mile cruise and will be given cool down time between runs. The first round and following rounds are paired by call-out or drawing of car numbers. License, insurance, & registration required. 275 section width and 28×11.5 are the only DOT tires allowed. Any exhaust exit permitted, ladder bars or stock suspension required, unlimited power adders permitted. No wheelie bars allowed. Must be LS or current gen LT powered.
Street King: Any vehicle, including all 5th Gen Camaro, C7 Corvette or any full bodied vehicle, powered by a GM LS style (or current generation LT) power plant permitted. Dragsters, Roadsters and Altered style cars prohibited.
All races are on a .500 Pro Tree and in an index format. Indexes will be on .25 breaks and be from 8.00–10.75 second ET. This will be an ALL RUN qualifying format. Rental cars prohibited. Vehicles are required to be stock appearing and stock bodied. All vehicles MUST pass NHRAIHRA safety inspection for ET and speed. Vehicles must be driven to staging and to scales, can be towed after scales. Trans brake permitted.
Any vehicle, including all 5th Gen. Camaro, C7 Corvette or any full bodied vehicle, powered by a GM LS style (or current generation LT) power plant permitted. Dragsters, Roadsters and Altered style cars prohibited.
All races are on a .500 Pro Tree and in an index format. Indexes will be on .25 breaks and be from 11.00 – 15.00 second et. This will be an ALL RUN qualifying format. Rental cars prohibited. Vehicles are required to be stock appearing and stock bodied. All vehicles MUST pass NHRA/IHRA safety inspection for ET and speed. Vehicles must be driven to staging and to scales, can be towed after scales. Trans brake prohibited.
Late Model Heads-Up: LS Truck is a brand new class being introduced at the inaugural LS Fest West 2017 event. The LS truck and SUV market has exploded into an exciting platform. We are looking forward to seeing participants showcase their performance with other trucks and SUVs. The rules this year are simple and straight forward. In future events the LS Fest drag race staff will consider additional parameters and rules packages. We look very forward to seeing you and your truck or SUV at the race.
LS Outlaw 275 (1/8 mile): This class is a 1/8th mile heads-up small tire class designed for LS or current gen LT powered vehicles. Engines are allowed the use of a single power adder which is restricted in size to maintain class parity. Come out and see impressive forced induction and/or nitrous powered LS beasts face off!