This is where some of the quickest and fastest cars in the country can be found – side-by-side competition on 1320 feet of asphalt. Experience the ground pounding action from the popular drag radial classes all the way to LS 275, where we find the fastest LS or current generation LT powered power adder car on a 10.5″ wide slick or DOT 275 tire. Don’t miss this opportunity to unleash your LS or current generation LT powered beast on one of the Midwest’s most famous tracks.
COPO Camaros come straight from GM with an LS engine ready to race! They also come with Holley EFI, Holley intakes and Earl’s coolers, so we wanted to add a COPO Camaro class to the Holley LS Fest! Bring yours or be in the stands to watch one of the baddest factory muscle cars of all times!
This is a no payout class that is focused on keeping fun at a premium. This class is perfect for those who are looking for a fun-run style class just like they have at their home track. Team up against a friend or race against yourself and the clock. Perhaps your car wouldn’t be competitive in any other class. Maybe you’re learning to drive a new setup. This class is ideal for any of those scenarios. The class will run throughout the entire weekend and is only available to competitors that are not competing in another class during the event. The only exception would be for competitors that are running True Street on Saturday. These racers will be able to enjoy Test-N-Tune on Sunday. There WILL be a staging lane specifically for No-Time racers during Grudge Test-N-Tune. When this lane runs the boards WILL NOT be lit.
Class Rules: Other than having an LS or Gen V LT engine, there are no rules or limitations to this class. All NHRA safety regulations for speed DO APPLY
Late Model Heads-Up is an exciting class returning to LS FEST. This class will feature the quickest Late Model LS, and LT powered cars in recent production. This class has been developed to give Late Model owners a place to showcase their cars and builds. . This is an all run, qualified field with a touch of grudge action. The “qualifying sheet” will be used for two purposes. First, the bragging rights of being #1 Qualifier and second to determine a potential bye run, for first round of eliminations. A “PRO” style ladder will be used for eliminations until we are at 8 cars or less. From that point forward, when called to the lanes, all remaining 8 contestants will draw a numbered chip and return to their vehicle. The contestants that hold matching numbered chips will pair up and race. Lane choice will be determined by chip draw during these rounds. Each corresponding round going forward would employ the same process.
.400 Pro Tree
Any vehicle, including all 5th Gen Camaro, C7 Corvette or any full bodied vehicle, powered by a GM LS-style (or current generation LT) power plant permitted. Dragsters, Roadsters and Altered style cars prohibited.
All races are on a .500 Pro Tree and in an index format. Indexes will be on .25 breaks and be from 8.00 – 11.00-second et. This will be an ALL RUN qualifying format. Rental cars prohibited. Vehicles are required to be stock appearing and stock bodied. All vehicles MUST pass NHRA safety inspection for ET and speed. Vehicles must be driven to staging and to scales, can be towed after scales. Trans brake permitted.
CP Stock is a naturally aspirated heads-‐up class designed for 1955 and newer GM (General Motors) bodied vehicles and is designed as a low cost, entry level heads-‐up class. CP Stock is designed around competitors using a production OEM Sealed Chevrolet Performance DR525 crate engine combined with a factory Chevrolet Performance sealed ECM and installation kit. This helps control the ever-rising expenses associated with competitive heads-‐up drag racing and allows racers to explore other avenues to gain a performance advantage. All entries must compete on accepted suspension and at the same base weight.
This is a single Power Adder Shootout class developed for LS powered GM Bodied cars or trucks. (Open Wheel or Roadster type Vehicles prohibited) All races are run to the 1/8 mile, on a .400 Pro Tree and in a heads up format, NHRA Pro Ladder, AutoStart. ALL RUN qualifying format.
The LS Ultra Street class is a heads up class that is designed for GM, LS-powered and Bodied cars with or without, a power adder.. GM LS or Gen V LT-powered vehicles only. Entries are limited to only one type of power adder. Class will qualify on a NHRA PRO ladder and will run heads-up using a .400 pro tree. Auto Start. Courtesy Stage. All vehicles must pass a NHRA safety inspection for ET and speed.
Any vehicle , including all 5th Gen. Camaro, C7 Corvette or any full bodied vehicle, powered by a GM LS style (or current generation LT) power plant permitted. Dragsters, Roadsters and Altered style cars prohibited.
All races are on a .500 Pro Tree and in an index format. Indexes will be on .25 breaks and be from 11.00 – 15.00 second et. This will be an ALL RUN qualifying format. Rental cars prohibited. Vehicles are required to be stock appearing and stock bodied. All vehicles MUST pass NHRA safety inspection for ET and speed. Vehicles must be driven to staging and to scales, can be towed after scales. Trans brake prohibited.
True Street is a heads up class designed for fast street cars. All entries will participate in a 30-mile cruise, and then head back to Beech Bend to make some passes down the racetrack. DOT-legal tires, working lights; horns and other street-oriented safety equipment will be required. All vehicles powered by a GM LS or current generation LT style power plant permitted.
True Street only entries receive Grudge Test n Tune , free of charge, for the remainder of the event after True Street is completed on Saturday.
Stock Block Shootout will feature 1/8th mile heads-up racing where cars are required to have factory GM production engine blocks. No aftermarket, LSX, or Chevrolet Performance blocks are allowed. This class will be an excellent display of what these engines are really capable of on a relatively low budget! Cars will be limited to a 28/275 tire, no W’s allowed. Door cars/trucks only, no dragsters or altered’s. Payout and Rules can be seen below.
Winner gets $2,000
Runner-up gets $500
ENGINE DIAPERS ARE ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY IN THIS CLASS, NO EXCEPTIONS!
This is sure to be one of the most entertaining group of cars on the property! Like every other class at LS Fest, these cars must be LS or Gen V LT powered to compete and are also required to have a clutch assisted “H” pattern shifted transmission. Other than the transmission and clutch restrictions, this class is unlimited! All NHRA speed/time safety rules will apply.
$500 Runner Up
LS Fest X 10K No-Time
10 years of LS Fest calls for a celebration! We’re commemorating this milestone with a $10,000 to win No-Time shootout! This will be a simple “run what ya brung, and hope ya brought enough” heads up 1/8th mile “no-more” prep race at the end of racing on saturday night. This race is intended for 275/10.5 doorslammers with stock style suspension and is invitation only. If you’re interested you MUST send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “LS Fest 10K N/T” in the subject. Oh, and MUST BE LS OR GEN V LT POWERED!