LS FEST West F.A.Q.
UPDATE (3/16/2021): We are excited to announce that LS Fest West 2021 is on! In order for this event to happen safely, the following local and state guidelines and procedures will be in effect. Please review and plan accordingly!
Guidelines/Procedure changes for 2021:
- Tickets will be sold online only
- Attendance will be limited
- Social distancing must be practiced
- Temp checks at the main gate
- Masks will be required at all times within the venue (with the exception of when eating or drinking)
We’re working with local officials in Las Vegas and are excited to make LS Fest West happen, so please help us by following the few simple safety rules listed above. Holley will have masks onsite in the event you lose or forget yours. We will also have hand sanitizer located in various places around the facility and will be cleaning regularly for everyone’s safety. Stay tuned to our event website and social media updates for more details on LS Fest West as we get closer to the event date.
Everything you need to know about Holley LS Fest West 2021!
Holley’s fourth annual LS Fest kick-off date is coming soon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway April 23rd – 25th. The event is centered around GM’s popular LS engine, and welcomes any and all vehicles equipped with a 1997 or later LS engine (or late model LT V8), whether originally installed or installed as a modification to an existing vehicle. The event grows each year and thousands of LS gearheads, participants, and spectators come together for the performance-filled three-day event!
This year’s event includes:
- 3S Challenge
- Drift Challenge
- Burnout competition
- Drag Racing Classes
- Dyno Challenge
- Show-N-Shine Competition
- Dirt Destruction
- A large vendor midway & much more!
April 23rd, 24th, 25th.
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, Show-N-Shine, and the Grand Champion specific Drag Class. This class is limited to the first 225registrants and includes gate passes for the competitor and one crew member.
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, Poker Run, and the appropriate Show-N-Shine class for your vehicle.
For our drag racing contingent, we have many drag racing classes to choose from. 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 the driver plus one additional person (2 total), and allows you to participate in the appropriate show-n-shine class for your vehicle, the Poker Run, and the dyno challenge.
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!
Spectators tickets will be sold online only via TheFoat.com 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.
All registration/check-in located just outside the dirt track. Take Loop Road to get to registration.
Spectator show hours:
Friday: 8 AM – 8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 8:30 PM
Sunday: 8 AM-4:30 PM
Each LS Fest Registration package includes entry for the vehicle and driver plus one additional person. That said, children sixteen and under are free. Any additional adult passengers outside of the allotted passes for each registration will be required to purchase a spectator ticket online to gain entry.
Due to the timing and scoring component Grand Champion, Autocross, and Drag Racers can only have one registered driver per event. Drag racers may have different registered drivers in different classes but not in the same class. Grand Champion and Autocross segments can not have shared vehicles.
Spectator (Day Pass) $20/day $5 military discount with the presentation of valid military I.D. Children 16 and under are free.
Please complete the online waiver prior to your arrival to the track, bring your ID and waiver QR code with you to participant check-in. ONLY the driver and one crew member should come to check-in. Click here for the waiver.
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 the LVMS Dirt Track parking lot. ALL registered and non-registered participants MUST come to this location PRIOR to entering the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. WATCH FOR SIGNS!
Driver/Crew Check-In Hours:
Thursday, April 22 | 12 PM – 7 PM @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Dirt Track Parking Lot
Friday, April 23 | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Dirt Track Parking Lot
Saturday, April 24 | 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Dirt Track Parking Lot
Sunday, April 25 | 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Dirt Track Parking Lot
All credential pick-up will be at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (no off-site pickup is provided). Exit off the interstate and take Loop Road to the check-in area outside the LVMS Dirt Track, Park and walk to the entrance with your mask. Please do not bring extra people with you to check-in – just you and your One (1) crew member – If you have all your stuff complete ahead of time, this will be a very quick process.
All participants must stop at registration and pick up credentials. Please bring your event confirmation, valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and the vehicle’s valid government-issued registration with you to registration. Each package includes (1) one passenger – that passenger MUST come to check-in and receive a wristband.
Only the listed registrant may pick up the credentials. Registration is NOT transferrable.
A total of 4 crew is allowed. One is included with your initial registration purchase (Driver + 1). You are allowed to purchase three additional crew tickets and they can be purchased here.
- 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 an 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 judge’s table.
- A group of judges will score each vehicle on four different criteria each criteria being worth 25 points for a possibility of 100 points.
- Body, Interior, Engine Compartment, Undercarriage
- Special awards will be presented for the following criteria: Best paint, Best Interior, Best Engine, Best Engineered, Holley President’s Pick, Sponsors Pick
- Once a vehicle is judged a small sticker will be placed on the headlight.
- After a vehicle is judged they no longer 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 for them to meet you at your vehicle.
Spectator camping is not available at LS Fest West, however, if you are a racer and are hauling your vehicle with an RV or toter home that is self-contained and requires no hook-ups, staying on the grounds for the weekend is permitted.
Any vehicle equipped with an LS or Gen V LT engine (Read LS1, LS2, LS3, LS4, LS7, LSA, LSX, LSXR, or 4.8, 5.3, 6.0, truck variants, or any other LS-based engine)
Any cars not equipped with an LS or Gen V LT engine found participating in the event are subject to LS Fest fines, vehicle confiscation, and LS Fest jail for the entire weekend. Vehicles may be towed as they sit all the way to Dirt Town where the dirt people can have their way with your vehicle. Rotary engine-equipped vehicles may be subject to further humiliation including, but not limited to, being parked inside Mr. Chow’s Side Show pit while pit participants engage in close encounters with said vehicles. All children at LS Fest West aged five years and under will be allowed to eat ice cream inside said vehicle.
Rental carts are not available for spectator rental at LS Fest. However, support vehicles, including golf carts, that support officially registered Holley LS Fest participants will be allowed at LVMS and must display the official and current Holley LS Fest support vehicle permit decal. The permit decal must be applied to the vehicle so 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 cannot bring any golf carts onto the property for any reason. Personally owned motorized wheelchairs & 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 won’t require a support vehicle decal.
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Helmet use is required (SA2015) 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. Lonnie will be On-site LVMS located at the Holley Tent in Staging lanes or can be emailed at LonnieGrim@aol.com.
Trailer parking is available in designated pit areas, however, car show participants will need to park trailers outside the gates in a designated area. Car show trailers will be required to drop outside the main event gate, but performance driving event segment like Grand Champion, drag, or drift will be allowed inside the gates. They are allowed to be left throughout the event weekend. Please keep in mind we will have event security inside the main event gates, however that monitoring will not be available outside the main event area.
Per LVMS policy, there are a number of restrictions that spectators should be aware of when making plans to attend. Click here to view the list.
No pets are allowed in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway facilities.
For Event Sponsorship/Vendor Booth Space information, please contact:
For vendor and sponsorship opportunities for the Holley LS Fest, please contact FM3 Marketing at 855-346-1369, ext. 2.
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