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Third Annual LSX Shootout Coming To Memphis

Jim Campisano Jul 28, 2009
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If you've got a Chevy powered by an LS engine then you won't want to miss the third-annual NMCA/GM Performance Parts LSX Shootout, presented by Super Chevy's sister publication GM High Tech Performance Magazine.

There's all kinds of craziness planned, from a chassis dyno shootout to a True Street class to heads-up racing categories--even a car show for those who'd prefer to take it all in from the comfort of their lawn chairs.

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The race will be held at Memphis Motorsports Park near Memphis, Tennessee, the weekend of October 15-18, 2009. Held in conjunction with the NMCA World Finals, it's the largest LS gathering in the U.S. The LSX Shootout features heads-up racing for the fastest LS-powered cars in the world, index-style racing for competitors of all levels, a dyno shootout to see who can make the most LS power, and a giant all LS-powered auto show and shine.

"This is the LS event of the year, with over $50,000 in cash and prizes, and it's brought to you by GM Performance Parts," says NMCA president Steve Wolcott. "Presenting sponsor, Source Interlink's GM High-Tech Performance magazine, will produce the official LSX Shootout Fan Guide as well as rules and event press releases leading up to the LSX Shootout."

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The LSX Shootout's heads-up classes include LSX Drag Radial and LSX All Motor, both of which are wheels-up and hardcore. All the cars and all the stars of the LS segment are featured in these two fan-favorite race categories. The Shootout also features two classes for mild to wild street-type LS-powered vehicles, LSX Rumble and LSX True Street. The LSX Rumble class allows racers to pick their index, matching their street machine up against some of the fastest cars in the country.

All racers competing in LSX Rumble may also compete for free in the LSX True Street Challenge class on Saturday. Travel through the countryside of Tennessee, then bring your LS-powered musclecar, truck or SUV back to the track for a three-run showdown to determine who has the baddest LSX True Street car in the world! All class winners will receive big bucks, an LSX block, and the coveted winners jacket courtesy of GM Performance Parts and its host dealer, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center.

New for 2009, $4,000 in cash will be given away by Scoggin-Dickey as a part of its "Average Joe" awards. The $1,000 is up for grabs in Drag Radial and All Motor to the "Average Joes," racers in the middle of the pack in each race category at the end of Saturday's qualifying. For the LSX Rumble class, a $1,000 Average Joe award will be given to the racer who qualifies right in the middle of the pack, and in LSX True Street the $1,000 Average Joe award will go to a racer whose 3-run average is, again, right in the middle. Are you ready to put your LSX engine to the test? Another $1,000 is up for grabs to whoever can lay down the most horsepower at the GM Performance Parts LSX Shootout.

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For you LSX car show fans, the event will feature a two-day auto show & shine, with over 50 awards for LS-powered musclecars, trucks & SUVS. Awards include: best 2010 Camaro, best LS-powered late-model Camaro, Firebird, GTO, Corvette, Cadillac, Truck/SUV and vintage LS-powered specialty vehicle; best paint, interior, engine, and stance; editor's choice awards from GM High-Tech Performance, FSC,, and; Top 20 LS Muscle Cars; 6-foot LSX Best of Show trophy on Sunday only. The huge LSX auto show & shine is just one more way you can participate with your LS-powered vehicle at the LSX Shootout.

For more information, specific class rules & purses, car show questions, event information, ticket pricing, vendor space, and hotel arrangements, log on to or call 714-444-2426.

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