OK, picture the scene. It's five years ago and Holley, a company known mostly for its carburetor lineup, is looking at market trends and trying to gaze into the proverbial crystal ball. What they see is the skyrocketing popularity of stuffing GM's LS engine into anything on four wheels. It was then that they decided to dive head first into the LS engine-swap swimming pool.
Of course, the next challenge was getting everyone to think of Holley as a high-tech EFI provider, not just a maker of jets and float bowls. Lots of brainstorming went down and they came up with the idea of hosting an event that celebrated everything LS powered: the Holley LS Fest. Now in its fourth year, this event has something for everyone and every car, so long as an LS-based engine motivates it. There's drag racing for those who want to get their 1,320 groove on, an autocross, an engine chassis dyno, a countryside cruise, a vendors midway to show off LS wares, and even a car show.
This year the event was bigger than ever. The number of pre-registered cars exceeded last year's total field, and on the Camaro Performers-sponsored autocross, there were well over 100 cars clawing for lateral traction. Add in a large dose of good weather and a great time was had by all those at Bowling Green, Kentucky's Beech Bend Raceway. And like any event where cars are running hard, the field was thick with Camaros.
For complete 2013 Holley LS Fest results go to holley.com/lsfest
LS Fest 2013 Grand Champion Scoring
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If there's one thing we're especially proud of here at Camaro Performers is the fact that we're not afraid the beat the ever-loving snot out of our cars. As such, they require a bit more wrench time to stay in track-ready condition. Our '01 Z28, Black Betty, gets regularly hammered at the dragstrip, autocross, and various road courses in addition to commuter duty. So, before shipping it to Bowling Green, Kentucky, we decided to give it a little TLC.