It’s that time of year once again, projects are being completed, race cars are being built or freshened up, and enthusiasts are planning their season of events to attend. Luckily, Holley hosts not one but three LS Fest shows each year and they have recently announced the dates for 2024.
To kick things off, LS Fest West 2024 is returning to Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 26th to the 28th. Held at the famed Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there is something for everyone at the premiere LS/LT-focused event in The West. In addition to drag racing at The Strip, there is autocross, drifting, a large manufacturers’ midway, and a car show. Unique to LS Fest West are the stadium truck and off-road vehicles that entertain the crowd during the Dirt Destruction show. Additionally, Sac Speed Shop will be hosting the burnout pit again in 2024. The Sac Speed burnout show is consistently a crowd favorite with a huge fleet of LS- and LT-powered cars and trucks frying tires and sliding around the burnout pad all weekend.
The second stop on the LS Fest schedule will be in The Lone Star State. LS Fest Texas 2024 will take place on May 17th and 18th at Texas Motor Speedway. This event is jam-packed with action from start to finish. There will be no-prep drag racing down pit road, autocross and drifting in the in-field, a burnout contest, and show cars filling every available space. LS Fest Texas is in its third year and shows signs of being one of the largest car events in the state.
The third show of 2024 is the original all-LS event and is still the largest of its kind in the country. LS Fest East came to life in 2010, hosted by Holley in its hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Now entering its 14th year, LS Fest East 2024 will bring participants and enthusiasts from around the world to Beech Bend Raceway Park from September 6th through the 8th for a three-day LS/LT extravaganza. Last year we saw some of the fastest cars in the country compete across multiple classes in the drag racing competition and witnessed Dylan Cato reset the LS stock block eighth-mile record to 4.20 seconds at 175 mph.
Additionally, there is tough competition in the Grand Champion class that participates in autocross, drag racing, road racing, and the 3S challenge. LS Fest East always sees a huge turnout for the car show as well. So as you walk the beautiful Beech Bend Raceway grounds there’s no shortage of stunning cars and trucks. For those that like to slide there’s drifting, donuts, and burnouts too. For the enthusiasts who prefer to go where there’s no pavement, LS Fest East features the Off-Road Experience that consists of a dirt course carved into a hillside with off-camber turns and big jumps. As part of the festivities, the Downhill Challenge is a must-see event for those in attendance at LS Fest East. The Downhill Challenge is a race where participants compete in Power Wheels or similar vehicles, minus the electric motors and batteries, to see who can get to the bottom of the quickest. Rubbing is racing in this event and needs no encouragement.
If you haven’t already, put one or all of the LS Fest events on your schedule for 2024 and make plans to come see the largest gatherings of LS- and LT-powered vehicles compete in various motorsports and car shows. See you there!