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Holley LS Fest East is Coming, Are You Ready?

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By AJ Huffines
ASE Master Certified Technical Editor

September 9-12, 2022

Beech Bend Raceway Park

Bowling Green, KY

Holley LS Fest is a celebration of everything and anything powered by the incredible GM LS engine!

I can smell the high octane fuel and tire smoke already. If you're a bowtie wearing, Ford beating, Dodge smoking gear head then I highly recommend you experience the awesomeness that is LS Fest. I have gone every year, and never leave disappointed. It's chalked full of fun events, vendors, food, and did I mention all the LS engine powered vehicles you can handle. Plenty of fast, shiny, and unique cars to say the least.

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For those who are wondering what an "LS" is, it's referring to a series of engines GM produced. Hands down one of the best engines they ever made. Good ole reliable pushrod engine technology that can make big power. They are readily available, and can be picked up fairly cheap at local junk yard. They came in cars, trucks, suv's, and vans. With just a few simple bolt ons, these engines can make big power. For more information click Here

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I will be in attendance with Bertha, my 2012 ZL1 Camaro. I will be participating in the Grand Champion class as well as reporting for The Auto Channel. If you see me, feel free to stop by. But if you can't make it just check in later and ill inform you on what all you missed.

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Holley's LS Fest kicks off September 9-11, 2022 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The event is centered around GM’s popular LS engine, and welcomes any and all vehicles equipped with an LS engine (or late model LT V8), whether originally installed or installed as a modification to an existing vehicle. The event has grown each year and now brings LS gearheads, participants, and spectators together for the performance-filled three-day event!

This year's event includes:


3S Challenge

Drift Challenge

Burnout competition

Drag Racing Classes

Road Course Challenge

Dyno Challenge

LS Engine Bolt-On Challenge

Car Show

Off-Road Experience

Track X

Countryside Cruise Digital Scavenger Hunt

A large vendor midway and much more!

What is There to Do?

For those who wish to participate with their vehicle, we have several packages available: Grand Champion Pack grants you access to the autocross, 3S Challenge, Dyno challenge, Countryside Cruise, Track X, and the Grand Champion specific Drag Class. This class is limited to the first 225 registrants and includes gate passes for two people (driver plus one).

For those who do not want to participate in the Grand Champion competition, we also have a 3-day Autocross package. This allows you to run your vehicle in the autocross, dyno challenge, 3S Challenge, Track X, Countryside Cruise, and the appropriate Car Show class for your vehicle.

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For our drag racing contingent, we have nine drag racing classes from which to choose. Please follow the link to find out more about class information. A drag race package allows a racer to participate in the Dyno Challenge, Friday Test-N-Tune, and Saturday and Sunday drag racing.

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If you’re not into putting your pride and joy through the ringer, we also have a 3-day car show pack available. This package is great as it includes gate passes for two people, and allows you to participate in the appropriate car show class for your vehicle, the countryside cruise, and the dyno challenge.

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We also have a bonafide road course challenge taking place. This portion of the event will be taking place at the NCM Motorsports Park on Friday and Saturday. This class is limited to the first 75 vehicles.

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New for 2022 – destroy some dirt in the LS Fest Off-Road Experience!

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As a spectator, you can expect to be able to enjoy watching all of these events unfold over the course of the weekend while enjoying a large vendor midway to spec out parts for your current ride or project vehicle. We will also have a large selection of food vendors on-site to keep you going!

For full information and details please visit Here