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5th Annual LSX Shootout - Modern Muscles

The 5th Annual LSX Shootout had something for everyone

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One group we thought was pretty cool was the E85 class. Like the sign says, all the cars in this class run E85 gas in the tank, which we feel makes going fast that much harder. With a final round run of 9.103 at 132.01 mph, Rob “Mr Z” Keller, won the top spot in his ’78 Camaro.

To some, October might be the kickoff to the holiday season, but to racers, especially those with LS power under the hood, it’s most notable for the biggest, baddest LS drag racing event of the year. Now in its fifth year, the NMCA LSX Shootout has moved to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to all of the LS-powered tire-smokin’ action, the event also incorporates NMCA’s FueLab World Street Finals that’s open to any car ready to throw down in the quarter-mile.

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The three-day event featured numerous classes including Drag Radial, All Motor, Real Street, Rumble (index), and True Street. For new Camaro fans, there was also a Camaro Performers magazine-sponsored Fifth-gen Challenge, and a Fifth-gen Shootout sponsored by our sister publication GM High-Tech Performance. Adding even more fun and prize money to the mix was the GM Performance Parts Fastest LSX Challenge. And speaking of money, this year’s event had over $50,000 up for grabs in purse and prizes!

In addition to the non-stop action, there was a huge manufacturers’ midway selling everything from tools, to complete engines. For eye candy, there was a car show. And for those looking to score a killer deal, there was even a swap meet.

Add in a burnout contest along with an exhibition jet car, and the net result was a damn good time.


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