Note: Participants that win multiple events are only eligible to win one jacket.
Holley LS Fest at Beech Bend raceway
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 our 10.5 Warrior Class. Don’t forget to check out the $10,000 N/T Shootout as well, an 1/8th mile heads up style race with some of the fastest LS-powered cars around! Join us during LS Fest and unleash your LS or current generation LT powered beast on one of the Midwest’s most famous tracks.
LS Fest $10K No-Time
LS Fest East continues on with its No Time Shootout in 2023!
This will be a simple “run what ya brung, and hope ya brought enough” heads up 1/8th mile “no-more” prep race on Saturday afternoon/evening. This race is intended for 275/10.5 door slammers. If you’re interested in joining us for this class, there are limited entries on a first-come, first-serve basis.
All vehicles MUST BE LS or GEN V LT POWERED!
The $10K shootout class will have No-Time Test/Tune runs scheduled twice on Friday and once on Saturday morning before Saturday afternoon eliminations. $10K Participants are not permitted double entry into other classes.
ENGINE DIAPERS ARE ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY IN THIS CLASS, NO EXCEPTIONS!
This year at LS Fest Bowling Green we're looking for the fastest cars topping out the drag strip and to find them we created the Quick 16! The Quick 16 Shootout is a Fast, Loud and Wild class designed to show case the GM LS/LLT Engine, in extreme Door Cars, Dragsters and Altereds all in one Shootout. With Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Altered type vehicles in a Qualified field with competition conducted in a dial-in et format. This will be an 1/8th mile race on a .500 sportsman tree with scoreboards on. It is run what you brung, but the car must meet NHRA safety requirements for the times it runs and must be LS/LT powered obviously. Let’s see what you got!
This is a no-payout class focused on keeping fun at a premium. It is perfect for those 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 isn't competitive in any other class or 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. 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 vehicles MUST pass 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 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.
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. Delay boxes and trans brakes are prohibited.
The LS truck and SUV market has exploded into an exciting platform. The rules are simple and straightforward. The Truck & SUV class will feature any brand of truck or SUV with LS power, in an 1/8 mile, heads-up, all run format. Qualifying will take place on Friday and Saturday, and eliminations on Sunday. We look forward to seeing you and your truck or SUV at the race.
The all-new 8.60 Street Race is designed to get enthusiasts on-track. The simple rules make it easy for entries to have fun on track when their vehicles don’t fit into a specific category. This is for vehicles using stock style suspension and body parts like a street vehicle would have. The wide-open rules dictate a LS-powered vehicle.
This is an index style class designed to show case the GM LS/LT Engine, for participants wishing to run a heads up start 10.50 Index. Any make/body vehicle permitted. Must be powered by a GM LS style or LT power plant. Racing seats are permitted. Rental Cars Prohibited from Competition.
Drag & Drive (formerly 'True Street') is a heads-up class designed to test the durability of your build. All entries will participate in a cruise inside the facility or be made to idle in the staging lanes for an extended period, and then make back to back passes down the racetrack where we are looking for the fastest average. DOT-legal tires and full bodied cars with stock body panels will be required (no dragsters or roadsters). All vehicles powered by a GM LS or current generation LT style power plant permitted.
Drag & Drive only entries receive Grudge Test n Tune, free of charge, for the remainder of the event after the class 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.
ENGINE DIAPERS ARE ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY IN THIS CLASS, NO EXCEPTIONS!
This is sure to be one of the most entertaining groups 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.
Grand Champion Drag Class
The Grand Champion (GC) Drag Class is one of the specific segments that make up the Grand Champion entry package. The class is only for GC Competitors and is scheduled to run separately from all other drag classes. Only GC Competitors are allowed to run in this class. The GC Drag Class must be run for elapsed time only - it is three runs or one hour (whichever comes first). GC Competitors must run the same set of tires for the entire event.