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Holley LS Fest Day 3: 3S Challenge and Drag Strip Battles!

Fast cars get driven hard at the biggest celebration of LS power on the planet!

Sep 11, 2017
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Day 3 and the LS-fueled mayhem continued roaring at full throttle. The autocross action that consumed Friday and Saturday (on two separate tracks to accommodate the 250+ cars in the field) was taken down and in its place the Super Chevy/Baer Brakes sponsored 3S Challenge was set up. So, what is the 3S Challenge? Well, it’s a little this, a little that, and a whole lotta fun. Two cars line up at a tree, like a drag race, and when the light flips green they sprint side by side. At the end the right side turns right and the left turns left into 180 degree turns. After negotiation a quick squiggle the cars make a dash for the timing lights. But, there’s a catch! After triggering the lights they have to come to a complete stop within a rather small coned-off box. Hit a cone and your run is a big fat DNF. So, you have to temper your desire to trip the timing lights faster with an understanding of your car’s braking prowess, or lack thereof. Each car’s best right lane time is averaged with its left lane performance for an overall time. It’s an event that’s fun to watch and much harder than it looks.

On the drag race side the hundreds of Chevys were fighting their way through the various bracket classes to a shot at fame, glory, and a stack of cash. The excellent weather kept the crowds thick with spectators and cars were being continuously strapped to the chassis dyno to see if they could slap down some big numbers. The car show was also going for the guys not quite ready to beat the snot out of their LS-powered rides at the track.

So check out this gallery of Sunday Holley LS Fest action and if you weren’t there this year make plans to show up next September, you’ll be glad you did!


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