Now in its sixth year, the Holley LS Fest keeps getting bigger each time they run it. Taking place every September at Beach Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky the event is a celebration of all things LS (and new-gen LT mills). Yep, as the name implies the event is geared towards any LS-powered vehicle. While that may sound a bit specific, it sure didn’t cut the car count as many of the events were sold out well in advance.
As we said, the event was huge with hundreds of cars in attendance. And to keep everyone entertained Holley arranged for a ton of activities. For those that wanted to drive there were two autocross courses, a 3S “speed stop” Challenge, and of course drag racing. There was also a small section to fun-run on at the Corvette Museum track or, for a few extra bucks, you could run the larger track. There was even a drifting demonstration and the loud, but stationary, Dyno Challenge. In addition to all of this our sister title, Car Craft, sponsored event where two teams try to do an engine swap in the fastest time. So, how fast can you pull a small-block, install an LS engine, and go on a cruise? Well, if there’s a big prize on the line then just over 2 hours. Add in a vendor’s midway showing off the latest and greatest LS products along with a smokin’ hot car show and there was plenty to keep the thousands of spectators entertained. Except for a squall mid-afternoon on Saturday the weather was perfect for running both new and old Corvettes hard in the various venues.
As expected the field was thick with Corvettes with Danny Popp dominating both the autocross and the 3S Challenge in Todd Rumpke’s badass C6 Z06. Todd passed away from Cancer the week before and Danny thought running Todd’s ‘Vette, and kicking some ass with it, would be a great tribute to his friend. So check out the gallery of Corvettes being driven how God intended and make sure to put this event on your to-do list for next year!