5 Awesome Events You Don’t Want To Miss In 2021

It’s 2021, and we’re off to a much better start with the car scene than in the previous year. While the COVID pandemic wreaked havoc on races and events across the US in 2020, we are hopeful that things will go much smoother this year as companies and promoters start scheduling events. And as these shows and races come to fruition, we wanted to share our top five events that every LS enthusiast should check out.

Holley’s LS Fest

LS Fest is the show of shows for anyone that loave the LS engine. This event keeps growing year after year, and one of the great things about these shows is they are packed with non-stop action. With drag racing, autocross, road racing, drifting, and burnout contest, there is no way to get bored while attending.

The LS Fest burnout contest is a serious event where the winner typically drives their car off with no tires left.

Holley offers two LS events, LS Fest West in Las Vegas, Nevada, and LS Fest East in Bowling Green, Kentucky. While these shows are similar in their offerings, they have a completely different style and mix of vehicles for a unique experience. If you’ve never been to LS Fest, figure out a way to get there. It’s unlike any other event that we’ve attended.

LS Fest West offers a host of LS-powered offroad vehicles that do battle on a short course track.

TX2K

TX2K takes place at Houston Raceway Park and is a wild event. This race is host to all kinds of cars, including more GTR’s than we have ever seen in one place. And while Lamborghinis, Supras, and other imports are included in the lineup, there are a ton of fast domestic cars in attendance as well, including some of the fastest LS-powered vehicles in the country. The event offers roll racing and 1/4-mile drag racing, and several different classes that keep the spectators busy. Our favorite classes at TX2K include the stick shift and the street car class.

Beverly Feaster airing out the front end of her CTS-V at TX2K.

Street Car Takeover

The name says it all. Street Car Takeover is a two-part event that includes a massive car meet, followed by a day of racing at the dragstrip. Competitors will roll race during the first part of the day before the show’s drag racing portion kicks off. You can expect to see some of the fastest street cars from all over the country battle it out. One of the great things about this event is that SCT offers one of the largest schedules and hosts events from the East Coast to Texas, Oklahoma, and in between.

The Street Car Takeover’s parties are unlike any others that we have ever been to. Hundreds of cars and trucks show up and people flock to them and the vendor’s displays.

Flashlight Shootout

If you love fast cars mixed in with a street racing vibe, be sure and go to a Flashlight Shootout event. This race is unique in the way it combines a prepped track with a flashlight start for exciting 1/8-mile racing. Since the conception of this race, there’s been a host of super fast LS-powered cars in the mix along with others. We expect that the Flashlight Shootout will continue to grow due to its street racing feel and prepped track surface.

The Flashlight Shoot out claims to be the fastest-growing 1/8-mile race in the country. With its large payouts and unique race, we are not surprised.

Ice Cream Cruise

1320 Videos host the Ice Cream Cruise, which takes place in Omaha, Nebraska, and don’t let the name fool you. This event offers a massive car show, burnout contest, and drag racing. And while there are a ton of LS-powered vehicles on the premise, this show offers a wide variety of cars, too, which is sure to keep everyone entertained.

The Ice Cream Cruise is hosted by 1320 Video brings over 1,500 cars and 12,000 people to the event. It offers a massive car show, burnout contest, and of course, drag racing.

If you have another suggestion for us, drop it in the comments section. We would love to hear about it and why you think it should be on our top five.

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