The Holley LS Fest West is turning up the heat, as if more heat is needed in Las Vegas!, but it’s all good. In fact, it’s amazing the first serious competition of the weekend was the Chevy High Performance High Noon Shootout. Run through the autocross the competitors
Chevy High Performance magazine offers two individual events throughout the weekend, including an autocross challenge at noon on Friday, and Chevy High Performance Best of Show at noon on Sunday for the Show-N-Shine. The winner of the Friday High Noon Shootout is based on the eight fastest times in the autocross that then compete against one another for the top three spots with the lowest cumulative time being the overall winner. The eight competitors are Mike DuSold, Duke Langley, Rich Willhoff, Brian Hobaugh, David Carroll, Efrain Diaz, Jordan Priestly and Eric Sheely.)
Mike DuSold in his 1967 Camaro featuring a distinctive fighter plane paint scheme, took home a $500 Holley parts gift certificate for turning in an impressive cumulative time for three laps of 95.298 seconds. (Lowest cumulative time wins.)
Posting the second and third best times (both Corvettes are yellow…apparently a fast color) were Duke Langley with his C5 Corvette (cumulative time 96.433 seconds) and Rich Willhoff and his C6 Corvette (cumulative time 96.602 seconds). (Ron did have the single fastest lap in his Corvette at 31.371 seconds.) Across the country Corvettes have done particularly well at the Holley LS Fest in Bowling Green and not it appears they are going to be the car to be reckoned with at the LS Fest West. Typically the course this weekend was seeing the best of the best turning in times of 32 seconds with speeds tickling 50-60 miles per hour…all the while turning hard rights and lefts to negotiate the autocross course. (Fast time during the Friday High Noon Shootout was a 31.66 seconds with DuSold with his ’67 Camaro…fighter plane image.)
If you think you have a Corvette that handles well the LS Fest events are the “proof in the pudding” so to speak. And the best way to find this out is to put your car to the test on the LS Fest West autocross course. The autocross is a low speed competition designed to highlight the handling, acceleration, and braking of your ride. The wide sweepers, tight hairpins, chicanes, and slalom sections of the course will keep your adrenaline pumping from start to finish and put your driving skills to the test.
Well, that wraps up the Chevy High Performance High Noon Shootout and it was a good day for Corvettes taking two of the top three places as well as the fastest single lap.