Special Events – Bowling Green

Bring the entire family to LS Fest – there’s something for everybody. Great food, beverages,  and other activities will cap off what is sure to be one of the most exciting and memorable automotive weekends of the year!

Holley LS Fest Grand Champion

Who will be Holley’s LS Fest West Grand Champion? The driver or participant that can do the best all around job in multiple events! Bring a car that can go fast, stop fast, and hang on in the corners! See the official rules then show up and drive!

Grand Champion Class Breakdown 

Late Model Class: All 1990 and newer model year cars (including El Camino).

Payout: $1,000 Cash, Plaque, Jacket

Vintage Class: 1989 or older model year cars (including El Camino).

Payout: $1,000 Cash, Plaque, Jacket

Truck Class: All trucks regardless of the year of manufacture.

Payout: $1,000 Cash, Plaque, Jacket

*EDIT:For those curious, El Caminos will be classified as a car for this competition. They are not eligible for competition in the truck/SUV class.

UPDATE: Since 2017, the Show-N-Shine component of our LS Fest Grand Champion competition has been eliminated. As such, Grand Champion competitors NO LONGER need to have their car judged to attain five bonus points to add to their total combined score. With the elimination of the bonus points for Show-N-Shine, the remaining Grand Champion points to be earned will come from competition in the autocross (at both Beech Bend Raceway AND NCM Motorsports Park), the 3S Challenge, and the Grand Champion drag class.

Grand Champion Competition Rules*

  1. All prize-eligible vehicles must 4-wheeled cars, licensed and registered for street use. Open wheeled vehicles will not be allowed in any side-by-side or road course segments.
  2. Grand Champion (GC) participants are eligible to compete in all of the following segments of the event to earn The Grand Champion Award:
    1. Drag Race
    2. Autocross
    3. 3S Challenge
    4. Road Course (LS Fest West only)
  3. One (1) bonus point will be awarded to GC competitors for competing in the Vendor Poker Run at each event.
  4. All competitors must have a current driver’s license, and a current NHRA license if vehicle time/speed requires it. Vehicles that drag race 11.0 or faster must use full fire gear, and vehicles that run faster than 9.99 will require specific drag race tech and certification.
  5. All drivers will be required to sign a liability waiver.
  6. Only officially registered participants may drive the vehicle.
  7. Drivers may drive only the vehicle registered to them during the event. Driving other people’s vehicles is not allowed.
  8. Each entrant will be issued a number, which must be clearly visible on both sides of the car, above the body line, preferably on the door or C-pillar. All other numbers must be removed or completely taped over.
  9. All GC competitors must have the “Grand Champion Competitor” decal clearly displayed on the windshield of the vehicle.
  10. Passengers must be at least 18 years of age, wear a SA2010 helmet or better, and will be required to sign the same liability waiver as driver. The only passengers that will be allowed will be on the autocross.
  11. No more than one passenger will be allowed, and that passenger must ride in the front passenger seat.
  12. A mandatory driver/passenger meeting will be held prior to the first competition.
  13. Participants must use DOT approved street tires. Tires will be required to pass a technical inspection at the track. Street tires are defined as any treaded, non-competition tire with a 200 tread wear rating or higher. No modifications to tires will be acceptable, including shaving. Any vehicle with tires showing any evidence of excessive wear or modification may be disqualified from the event.
  14. Competitors must use a single set of tires for the entire event, no tire changing between events will be allowed. Tires will be marked during tech. Tire changes will be allowed in the event of a catastrophic failure, but replacements must be of the same manufacturer and model as those approved during tech inspection. Grand Champion competitors will not be allowed to change tires for drag racing. Tire changes will result in a competitor being moved to the exhibition class and they will not be eligible for any championships or prizes.
  15. Helmet use is required during all non-highway segments of the competition. Helmet must be approved automotive style with a Snell foundation sticker of SA2010 or later. Motorcycle helmets will not be approved.
  16. All convertibles or roadsters must have rollover protection for the drag race and road course (West only) segments of the challenge.
  17. Participating cars must pass a basic safety inspection that will include but may not be limited to the following:
    Functional seatbelts, properly mounted battery
    b. Proper brake pedal pressure and travel.
    c. Sufficient throttle return spring and secured battery.
    d. All lug nuts in place and tight.
    e. Hubcaps/clip-on center caps are to be removed.
    f. All loose items must be removed from vehicle.
    (Floor mats, things hanging from rearview mirror, and glove box, console, trunk items.)
  18. Each segment of the event will be timed to 0.00.00 (except bonus point segments). GC competitors will be awarded points based on their overall finishing position in each segment, based on a 100-point scale – 100 for winner, 99 for second, etc. The GC competitor with the most combined points from each segment is the winner. The fastest autocross time will break all ties.
  19. Competition director and event management staff will have COMPLETE discretion to deny or remove from competition anyone in the event for any reason. All decisions are final.

* Event organizers reserve the right to change rules and class descriptions up to event time to promote fair and safe competition.


Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational

One vehicle from LS Fest will receive an automatic invitation to compete in the prestigious Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational! LSFest is an OUSCI open event, meaning we will choose a car to receive a complimentary entry into an OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car event of their choice either in 2019 or 2020, so they have a chance to win their way into the OUSCI!

Chevy High Performance High Noon Shootout.
ChevyHighPerformance.com is proud to announce their “Chevy High Noon Shootout” for Holley LS Fest West 2018. The High Noon Shootout will offer two individual events throughout the weekend, including an autocross challenge at noon on Saturday, and Chevy High Performance Best of Show at noon on Sunday for the Show-N-Shine.

The winner of the Chevy High Noon Shootout will receive a $500 Holley Parts Gift Certificate.

 Listen up, Corvette owners! Here is another reason to have your Corvette in top running condition at LS Fest West! Vette Magazine is proud to announce its special event during LS Fest West which will recognize the “Fastest Corvette” in three categories: Drag Race, Autocross, and the Vette who puts up the highest output in the Dyno Challenge!
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