For nearly a decade Holly has being putting on the LSfest here in Bowling Green, Kentucky and each year the event has grown in size. The autocross was selling out so fast that they opened a second course over at the National Corvette Museum so that they could accommodate more cars. Didn’t matter since the autocross event still sold out. Holley keeps expanding the venue and the crowds grow to fill it up. It’s pretty crazy when you think that is a pretty specific show where only vehicles powered by modern LS (and the newer LT mills) engines can come play. And play they do. There’s drag racing, autocrossing, drifting, and a road course available. For those that want to relax there’s a huge car show to check out along with a massive vendor midway and fun stuff like a chassis dyno shootout and an LS engine swap contest.
Maybe that’s why, even with the threat or rain, tens of thousands showed up check it out. Word is that Saturday was the largest attendance at Beech Bend Raceway, for any event… ever! As an added bonus Holley rented the amusement park next door (complete with its own water park!) and anyone at the event could pay 10 bucks to get in! Better still, if you were a participant in the event you got in as part of your entry! It was hot, so trust me that we were tempted to ditch the camera gear and hit the water park. But we know you want pictures so we sucked it up and got you a great gallery of the day’s action.
If the weather continues to cooperate, Sunday will be the finals for drag racing along with the Super Chevy sponsored 3S challenge in place of the autocross. The Grand Championship battle is fierce with drivers trying to gather the most points in drag racing, autocross, 3S Challenge, and such. So check back here for updates as well as coverage on Facebook and Instagram.
Photos by Steven Rupp