The battle among the top cars was fierce with last year’s winner (of the LS Fest East event), Mike Du Sold, working his twin-turbo tube-chassis Camaro hard all weekend. On the drag strip he ran a, in his words “terrible”, time of 10.9 seconds on street tires, which was good enough for first place. On the road course he placed second to Rich Willhoff in his yellow C5 Z06 rocket ship. Rich also barely beat Mike on the Autocross with a 31.344 lap time against Mike’s 31.359 time. Yea, it was that close! Mike’s performance on the Super Chevy sponsored 3S Challenge (Start, Steer, Stop) where he won, ended up giving him just enough points for the overall Grand Championship win with Rich coming in a close second and Jake Rozelle landing the final podium spot.
Our Week To Wicked 1972 Camaro continued to run strong at the event and for its debut event we were damn happy with not only how well it held up the abuse, but in how it performed. The orange second-gen did well in the autocross and was a blast on the road course. On the drag strip it ran a solid 12.9, which on street tires is pretty damn good. Our 1971 Chevelle wagon project did well too, even though the 4,000 pound wagon needed more power on the drag strip it did great, beating quite a few cars, on the autocross, road course, and 3S Challenge.
Holley has already booked the venue for next year and given what a blast we had we’re already planning on attending, with our rides even faster and better set up by then. Here’s a gallery from Saturday night drags and Sunday action, so check it out to see what you missed and why you need to put this on your “list of things to do” for next year!
Photography by Steven Rupp