LS FEST East F.A.Q.
Everything you need to know about Holley LS Fest 2018!
Holley’s eighth annual LS Fest kicks off September 7-9, 2018 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The event is centered around GM’s popular LS engine, and welcomes any and all vehicles equipped with an LS engine (or late model LT V8), whether originally installed or installed as a modification to an existing vehicle. The event has grown each year and now brings over 25,000 LS gearheads, participants, and spectators together for the performance filled three-day event!
This year’s event includes:
- 3S Challenge
- Drift Challenge
- Burnout competition
- Drag Racing Classes
- Road Course Challenge
- Dyno Challenge
- LS Engine Bolt-On Challenge
- Show-N-Shine Competition
- Track X
- Countryside Cruise Digital Scavenger Hunt
- A large vendor midway and much more!
What are the dates for Holley LS Fest?
September 7, 8, 9, 2018. LS Fest has historically been held the weekend after Labor Day since the inaugural year.
What is there to do at Holley LS Fest?
For those who wish to participate with their vehicle, we have several packages available: Grand Champion Pack grants you access to the autocross, 3S Challenge, Dyno challenge, Countryside Cruise, Track X, and the Grand Champion specific Drag Class. This class is limited to the first 200 registrants and includes gate passes for the competitor and three others.
For those who do not want to participate in the Grand Champion competition, we also have a 3-day Autocross package. This allows you to run your vehicle in the autocross, dyno challenge, 3S Challenge, Track X, Countryside Cruise, and the appropriate Show-N-Shine class for your vehicle.
For our drag racing contingent, we have nine drag racing classes from which to choose. Please follow the link to find out more about class information. A drag race package allows a racer to participate in the Dyno Challenge, Friday Test-N-Tune, and Saturday and Sunday drag racing.
If you’re not into putting your pride and joy through the ringer, we also have a 3-day car show pack available. This package is great as it includes gate passes for two people, and allows you to participate in the appropriate show-n-shine class for your vehicle, the countryside cruise, and the dyno challenge.
We also have a bonafide road course challenge taking place at LS Fest. This portion of the event will be taking place at the NCM Motorsports Park on Friday and Saturday. This class is limited to the first 75 vehicles.
As a spectator, you can expect to be able to enjoy watching all of these events unfold over the course of the weekend while enjoying a large vendor midway to spec out parts for your current ride or project vehicle. We will also have a large selection of food vendors on site to keep you going!
How Do I Attend as a Spectator?
Spectators may purchase tickets at the gate. Tickets are $20/day for each day. Children 16 and under are free. A $5 military discount will be granted with the presentation of a valid military photo I.D. Discounted military tickets must be purchased onsite.
All registration/check in located at Beech Bend Amusement Park Pavilion.
What are the show hours?
Spectator show hours:
Friday, Sept. 7: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8: 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 9: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where do I go to register my car online?
What do I get if I register my car?
Each LS Fest Registration package includes entry for the vehicle and driver, including Grand Champion. Remaining packages comes with two gate passes. Children sixteen and under are free. A goodie bag stuffed with cool giveaway items and freebies from Holley, our sponsors, and midway vendors is available for any registered participant! Any additional adult passengers outside of the allotted passes for each registration will be required to purchase a spectator ticket upon entry.
What is the price to enter Holley LS Fest?
Spectator (Day Pass) $20/day $5 military discount with presentation of valid military I.D. Children 16 and under are free.
Please bring your event confirmation, valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and the vehicle’s valid government issued registration with you to Beech Bend Amusement Park Pavilion.
IMPORTANT Note: Only the listed registrant may pick up the credentials. We have included a map below to help you locate this area. For the entire event registration/check in for ALL participants will be at Beech Bend Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion. ALL registered and non-registered participants MUST come to this location PRIOR to entering the Beech Bend Raceway park. WATCH FOR SIGNS!
Overview of Show and Shine Participants:
- All registrants will be parked and judged at the Show and Shine corral in a first come first served system.
- Once a registrant is parked they will fill out a information card to be placed on their dash.
- This card is given to you at registration
- If this card is not displayed the Car will not be judged.
- If a vehicle is placed in the wrong class the judges will correct this information at the time of judging.
- A large classification reference sheet is located at the judges table.
- A group of 3 judges will score each vehicle on four different criteria each criteria being worth 25points for a possibility of 100 points.
- Body, Interior, Engine Compartment, Undercarriage
- Best paint, Best Interior, Best Engine, Best Engineered, Holleys Presidents Pick, Sponsors Pick
- Once a vehicle is judged a small sticker will be placed on the head light.
- After a vehicle is judged they no long need to stay parked in the Show and Shine corral.
- Body, Interior, Engine Compartment, Undercarriage
- You do not need to be present at the time of judging.
- If you would like to be present at the time of judging please inform the officials so a time frame can be established on when they will be at your vehicle.
What are registration hours?
Thursday, September 6 | 12 PM – 7 PM @ Beech Bend Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion
Friday, September 7 | 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ Beech Bend Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion
Saturday, September 8 | 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM @ Beech Bend Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion
Sunday, September 9 | 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM @ Tent In the Farm Lot (please follow the signs)
If I Pre-Register online, how do I get my credentials?
All pre-registration credential pick-up will be at Beech Bend (no off-site pickup is provided). We will be using Beech Bend’s Amusement Park Riverbend Pavilion.
Beech Bend Raceway
798 Beech Bend Park Rd,
Bowling Green, KY 42101
All participants must stop at registration and pick up credentials. You do not need to produce the confirmation letter at registration, but you will have to have your valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and the vehicle’s valid government issued registration. Important note: Only the listed registrant may pick up the credentials.
Where can I get hotel information for Holley LS Fest?
Can I camp at Beech Bend over the weekend?
Yes, Beech Bend has onsite campgrounds available – please see this link for information: https://www.beechbend.com/schedule&rates.htm Please note that slots are first-come, first serve. Tent camping will NOT be allowed on the race track property during Holley LS Fest, however, if you are bringing your RV/Camper and are a registered participant, you are welcome to camp in that vehicle within the property during the event.
What vehicles are welcome to participate at Holley LS Fest?
Any vehicle that is powered by a GM LS engine or current gen LT V8 is welcome! Any year, make or model vehicle accepted. Please, NO rental cars due to insurance requirements.
Can I rent a golf cart at the show?
Rental carts are not available for spectator rental at LS Fest. However, support vehicles, including golf carts and ATVs, that support officially registered Holley LS Fest participants will be allowed at Beech Bend Raceway Park, and must display the official and current Holley LS Fest support vehicle permit decal. The permit decal must be applied to the vehicle in such a manner that it is clearly visible and unable to be removed and shared with another vehicle. Officially registered participants who request a permit will be issued one vehicle permit for the duration of the event. All support vehicle drivers must be at least 16 years old and have a current state issued driver’s license.
Spectators or other non-registered participants will not be allowed to bring any golf carts/ATVs onto the property for any reason. Personally owned motorized wheelchairs and mobility scooters may be brought onto the property providing owners show a valid and current state issued handicapped or disabled placard or designation. Personally owned motorized wheelchairs and mobility scooters will not require a support vehicle decal.
I can no longer attend, how do I request a refund?
Sorry to hear that, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Do I need a helmet to participate in the Autocross, 3S Challenge?
Helmet use is required (SA2010) for both drivers and passengers. The autocross course design will attempt to keep speeds below 45 M.P.H. Drivers and passengers must provide their own helmets and motorcycle helmets will not be allowed.
Drag racing helmet standards are different. Please see our Drag Race Director Lonnie Grim for more information.
Can I drop my trailer and unload my car for the show?
Only event participants that are registered to compete in one or more of the various event segments of Holley LS Fest will be permitted to park trailers in designated pit areas.
Can I bring my pet or animal to LS Fest?
No pets are allowed in the Beech Bend Raceway facilities.
Still Have Questions? Please email email@example.com and we will get back to you. We are looking forward to seeing you in Bowling Green!