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2011 LS Fest Dates Set For September 9-11th.

By: Dan S10/29/2010 < Back to Blog Home
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Bowling Green, Ky – The dates for the 2011 Holley LS Fest have been set for September 9,10 and 11, at Beach Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Holley LS Fest is where anything powered by a GM LS engine can participate in a multitude of scheduled events that showcase style, performance, engineering and speed.

The LS Fest attracts a multitude of GM powered vehicles from all across the United States, to participate in competitive events designed for stock to highly modified vehicles. Some of the popular drag racing challenges include a True Street, 10-inch Tire and Unlimited classes that have showcased LS powered vehicles running 7.5 and 8-second quarter-mile times. Other contestants can test their LS powered vehicle’s performance in an autocross, a 0-60-0 acceleration and brake challenge, or simply enjoy a drive during one of the leisurely countrywide cruises that take place throughout the weekend.

The 2011 LS Fest will likely bring out a variety of year, make and model vehicles including late-model Camaros, Corvettes, Ponticac Firebirds and GTO’s. Last year’s LS Fest also brought out some impressively engineered vehicles, including a Volkswagen Karmen Ghia and Jeep Wrangler JK, both with an LS power plant under the hood, and it’s likely that more odd but impressive combinations are sure to attend.

One of the highlights of the LS Fest is the Engine Swap Challenge, where two teams compete to swap out their vehicle’s engine for an LS power plant in the fastest time. The 2010 winner was Justin Dermondy of Williamsburg, Iowa who with his team managed to replace the engine in his Olds Cutlass in only 31 minutes and 57 seconds. Many observers wondered if this time could ever be beaten, which will add extra pressure for the 2011 participants as well as bragging rights.

The Holley LS Fest attracts major coverage from automotive publications and the media, including Car Craft, Chevy High Performance Magazine, Horsepower TV, Hot Rod Magazine, GM High Performance Magazine, LSX TV and many others who attended and featured the 2010 event. It’s also a great venue for anyone interested in adding performance to their LS engine, to see first hand what performance modifications to these engines can actually produce in a real-world environment that can be witnessed up close.

Holley’s LS FestHolley’s LS Fest also spawned a variety of new performance products that make it easier for car enthusiasts to add a GM LS engine into their classic/muscle-car or hot rod. Some of these products include new Hooker LS Engine Swap Mount Plates and LS Engine Swap Headers, a Holley GM LS Retrofit Oil Pan, Modular Hi-Ram and Dual-Plane Mid-Rise intake manifolds, Holley LS Coil Covers, and more.

For more information, registration, and ticket prices; as well as photos and video of the 2010 Holley LS Fest, visit www.holley.com/lsfest. Holley Performance Products, 1801 Russellville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101. (270) 781-9741.