LS Fest Tackles a New Location

Tighten up that belt buckle, folks: Holley’s LS Fest is headed to the Texas Motor Speedway this June! Holley’s LS Fest shows have been wildly popular ever since the first one was held at Beech Bend, Kentucky back in 2010. From those early shows at Beech Bend, the crowds have become bigger and bigger. The show has spilled over into the nearby NCM Motorsports Park, giving autocrossers and racers a second playground. In 2017, a second LS Fest sprang up in Las Vegas and in addition to everything fans had come to love about the original, the dirt racing facilities that Las Vegas Motor Speedway offered up brought a new facet to the show. There’s always been a demand for more, and it only made sense to bring the next chapter of LS Fest to Texas.

Each LS Fest event has their own flavor, and for LS Fest Texas, it will be the night life. Holley is starting the event later in the day to beat the Texas heat and each segment will continue after dark. The drag racing will take place on Texas Motor Speedway’s Pit Road and will be a true no-prep 1/8th mile drag race, which will fit the night time vibe perfectly. Additionally, the drifting, dyno challenge, show-n-shine, autocross, burnout contests and more will continue into the night as well.

“The LS engine is no stranger to the great state of Texas”, stated Blane Burnett, Holley’s Events Manager. “With numerous high-profile engine builders, performance shops and LS enthusiasts located throughout the area, we’ve felt that Texas needed an LS Fest of its own for quite some time. We’re thrilled to see that happen this year and can’t wait to see the variety of LS-powered machines and their owners that come out ready to get down at Texas Motor Speedway!”

If you have an LS or current Gen LT based V8 engine powering your ride or if you are considering a swap to LS or LT power, this is your event! Race cars, drift cars, street rods, rat rods, muscle cars, trucks, late models…if they are powered by an LS or current LT engine, they’re welcome to party at LS Fest Texas! Event/class champions will be crowned as well as an overall event champion for those that want to compete in multiple events. We hope to see you in the Lone Star State soon!

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Ralph Guerra is the associate editor for Ralph grew up in Southern California's car culture and quickly became infatuated with anything and everything V8. Whether it was a 63 Fairlane with a 289 or a Gt500 with a supercharged 5.4, if it was a V8 he wanted to drive it--fast.

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