Each year a bonanza of LS engine events takes place in Bowling Green, Kentucky, The action-packed weekend is filled with a variety of events and gives fans of the famous GM engines a chance at prizes and bragging rights. Join us this year as we invade the LS Fest September 7-9, 2013 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Here are some details of what to expect at the show:
This year will only feature a Street Tire Class.
This event will be held in place of the autocross on Sunday, it will test 3 factors: Speed, Stop & Steering. Get in on the action to see how your car performs!
Engine Swap presented by CAR CRAFT Magazine
Two teams compete to install separate LS engines, supplied by Holley, in two separate cars. The first to get the engine started and to drive the car wins.
Show-n-Shine presented by Jet-Hot
Street Rod (pre 49) Any domestic cars built prior to 1949. Classic Custom (49-63) Any domestic cars built between 1949 and 1963. Muscle Car (64-74) Any domestic cars built between 1964 and 1974. Street Machine (75-95) Any domestic cars built between 1975 and 1995. Late Model (96-10) Any domestic cars built between 1996 and present. Non-domestic All imports, all years. Classic Truck (pre 74) Any domestic trucks built prior to 1974. Muscle Truck (75-95) Any domestic trucks built between 1975 and 1995. Late Model truck (96-10) Any domestic trucks built between 1996 and present. Just Because Any non-car/truck vehicle powered by an LS engine. Under Construction Any unfinished LS engine based project vehicle. Best of Show Winner takes home $500 cash + Jacket!
Country Cruise presented by Hooker Headers
Take a break from all the action and join us on a cruise through the hills of Kentucky.
Hop on the dyno to test your car’s horsepower and torque. It’s “first come, first served,” so be sure to jump in line asap.
Drift Challenge presented by Lucas Oil
It doesn’t matter what year/make/model your car is, as long as its LS powered! Drivers are evaluated by a panel of three judges that decide who advances to the next round based on four criteria: line, speed, angle, and overall style.
- Pro Extreme LSX Drag Class
- 5th-gen Camaro Challenge Class
- LSX All Motor Class
- LSX Drag Radial Class
- LSX Real Street Class
- LSX Rumble Class
- True Street Class
For the first time, PAC Racing Springs is sponsoring this class that pits drivers and their cars up against one another in a 1/8th mile drag race. Lightweight door-slammers, big tires, tube chassis, stock suspensions, and powerful engines are just some of the expected cars to run this class.
Raymond’s Performance and Alignment will sponsor this index style class drag race for 5th-gen Camaros only. The other requirements are Camaros with LS-based motors, OEM-style transmissions, electronic fuel injection, and appear to be stock from the outside.
The School of Automotive Machinists (SAM) will sponsor a naturally aspirated heads-up shoot-out style drag racing class for LS small block GM powered and bodied cars and trucks. Both cars and trucks are required to appear stock. They must also drive to the staging lanes and scales, but may be towed afterwards.
Sponsored by Callie Performance Products, the LSX Drag Radial is a power adder shootout class. All cars must appear stock and must be stock bodied.
Wiseco Performance Products will sponsor the Real Street class. This class pits cars running on True 10.5 wide slicks or DOT 275 drag radial tires. All vehicles must be GM bodied and GM LS powered vehicles. Racers may only have one type of power adder.
The COMP Cams sponsored LSX Rumble class is the most popular of all 7 classes. The requirements are open to all and every combination of vehicle and engine.
Unlike all 7 classes, the True Street is further from the rest. In this competition, competitors must first cruise their car for a 30-mile drive, and then arrive at Beech Bend to make passes on the race track. Cars must be street legal, but otherwise – anything goes. Lingenfelter is the sponsor for the True Street Class this year
There will also be a Swap Meet, Special Events (learn more HERE), and a manufacturer’s midway. The midway will give attendees a chance to see performance parts and other goodies that will be on display. This is also a great opportunity to learn more about specific parts you may want to purchase or even buy the part at the show.