The sounds of screeching tires, roaring burnouts, and fans cheering could be heard from Beech Bend Raceway, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for Holley's 2nd Annual LS Fest. Held over the weekend of September 9-11, cars, trucks, racecars, and anything else you can imagine powered by GM's venerable LS engine was on display and racing. Complete with a show-'n'-shine area, drift exhibition, side-by-side drag racing, an autocross course, and vendor row, LS Fest is the Mecca for 4.8, 5.3, 5.7, 6.0, and 6.2L engines. Imagine seeing a rockcrawler driving around the showgrounds, then watching an 8-second quarter-mile pass, only to be blown away by a truck slamming around the autocross course giving the muscle cars a run for their six-digit money. In addition to the multiple events going on throughout the three days, Truckin was on hand with our THROWDOWN performance truck shootout. The entire weekend was an absolute blast and a definite must if you like to do more than sit under an Ez-Up and drink cold beverages all day. For more information, check out www.holley.com/lsfest.

Insider Information:

  • Beech Bend Park opened its doors in 1898, making it just 5 years older than Holley.
  • On site at Beech Bend, there's an amusement park with roller coaster, an oval track, drag strip, and campground.
  • Holley provided the carburetors for PT boats and B-25 bombers in WWII.
  • Since the '70s, Holley carbs have wracked up more than 28,000,000 miles in NASCAR racing, and that's just in the Sprint Cup Series.
  • In 2012, NASCAR will transition to EFI. Holley was selected as the official supplier of throttle bodies.