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Weekend Fun at Holley’s Second Annual LS Fest

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The LS phenomenon has really caught on and it couldn’t have been more evident after hanging out at this year’s Holley LS Fest in Bowling Green, Kentucky. If this event is new to you, then let us fill you in.

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For starters, if an LS mill powers your ride, then you’re welcomed to join in on the fun. And once you step inside the gates, you’ll be surrounded with nonstop action throughout the weekend; think of it as a way to satiate your appetite for high-performance antics.

So whether you’re into drag racing, ripping around on the autocross, or want to let it all hang out on a chassis dyno, the LS Fest has it all. Then again, if you’re more into kicking it with the show crowd, you can do that as well.

Of course, while we enjoyed every aspect of the event, our personal favorite had to be our Chevy High Performance High Noon Shootouts! Friday’s session included the autocross, where we had 18 strong competitors lobbying for the title. On Saturday, we had the Outlaw 8.5 drag race, and Sunday included the Show & Shine. Each winner earned a $500 gift certificate good for anything from the Holley lineup or brand family, and a personalized CHP jacket.

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If you missed the excitement this year, then do yourself a favor and mark it down on your calendar for next year. Holley is really onto something, and we have a feeling it’s only going to grow exponentially. As for us, we’ll be back in full force, camera gear in hand, and covering all the exciting action online and in print!

LS Fest Grand Champion

Name Points
1. Kyle Tucker 67
2. Brian Finch 63
2. Mark Stielow 63
4. Edward Timmerman 57
5. Jeff Schwartz 55
5. Terry Neubille 55
7. Mark Greenisen 48
7. Jeffrey Cleary 48
9. Al Miller 46
10. Bret Voelkel 39

Baer & PHR Speed stop Challenge

ABS Results Fastest Time
1. Edward Timmerman 0:08.23
2. Mark Stielow 0:08.47
3. Al Miller 0:08.63
4. Yancy Johns 0:08.79
5. Jason Earley 0:09.13
6. James Rowlett 0:09.32
7. Nick Licata 0:09.39
8. Wayne Furr 0:09.57
9. John Bateman 0:09.96
10. (Luke) Jeffrey Hawkins 0:10.07
Non-ABS Results Fastest Time
1. Terry Neubille 0:08.64
2. Brian Finch 0:08.72
3. Kyle Tucker 0:08.85
4. Greg Scheinder 0:09.01
5. Jeff Schwartz 0:09.02
6. Robert Bertelsen 0:09.14
7. Bret Voelkel 0:09.23
8. Jeffrey Cleary 0:09.29
9. Curt Ukasik 0:09.60
10. Mark Greenisen 0:09.66

Autocross

Name Fastest Time
Kyle Tucker 0:42.07
Johnny Cichowski 0:42.17 (Exhibition)
Brian Finch 0:42.49
(Luke) Jeffrey Hawkins 0:43.61 (Exhibition)
Mark Stielow 0:43.92
Stacy Tucker 0:43.94
Jeff Schwartz 0:44.05
Brandy Morrow 0:44.46
Terry Neubille 0:44.55
Wayne Furr 0:44.61

Drag Race

Name Reaction e.t. mph
Chevy High Performance High Noon Shootout Outlaw 8.5 (Eighth-mile)
Champion Tim Akers 6.318 118.81 N/A
Runner-up Paul Falcon 6.357 118.42 N/A
TCI LSX Rumble
Champion Don Dixon 0.116 9.99 N/A
Runner-up M. Morris 0.029 10.971 N/A
S.A.M. LSX All Motor
Champion Judson Massingill 0.243 8.431 163.47
Runner-up Joe Honeycutt 0.193 8.639 151.56
No. 1 Qualifier Joe Honeycutt 0.281 8.689 150.82
Low e.t. Judson Massingill N/A 8.346 N/A
Top Speed Joe Honeycutt N/A N/A 163.47
Callies LSX Drag Radial
Champion Anthony Manna 0.2 7.92 185.89
Runner-up Mark Koehler 0.113 7.92 173.87
No. 1 Qualifier Mark Koehler 0.11 8.011 143.95
Low e.t. Anthony Manna N/A 7.605 N/A
Top Speed Mark Koehler N/A N/A 190.35
GM High-Tech Performance Shut Your Face Race
Champion Brian Black 0.097 5.226 139.54
Runner-up S. Hopkins 0.061 8.246 61.76
No. 1 Qualifier Brian Black N/A 5.15 N/A
Low e.t. Brian Black N/A 5.151 N/A
Top Speed Brian Black N/A N/A 140.65
Wiseco LSX Real Street
Champion Adam Preston 0.075 8.506 159.49
Runner-up Paul Falcon 0.059 8.821 153.11
No. 1 Qualifier Paul Falcon 0.173 8.955 139.65
Low e.t. Adam Preston N/A 8.506 N/A
Top Speed Adam Preston N/A N/A 159.49
BMR Suspension Fifth-Gen Camaro Challenge
Champion Ronnie Hackelton 0.21 10.464 N/A
Runner-up S. Calabrese -0.449 12.878 N/A

Drifting

Name Chassis
1. Dan Savage LS-powered Nissan S14 240SX
2. Carl Nadeau LS2-powered E36 BMW M3
3. James Evans LS2-powered Nissan 350Z

Dyno Challenge

Name Chassis HP
Power Adder
1. Graham Behan ’10 Lingenfelter Camaro SS 946
2. Lane Culver ’94 Mazda RX-7 with Turbo LS2 699
3. Craig Newport/Mike O’Brien from Cincyspeed ’10 Chevrolet Camaro 644
Non-Power Adder
1. Lewis Roberts ’98 Chevrolet Corvette 502
2. David Willover ’05 Pontiac GTO 451
3. Chris Nunley ’07 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 440

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