(Photos by Cole Reynolds) – The best thing about a multi-faceted event like Holley LSFest West 2017 is the fact that you can show up with a car you have done one automotive activity in a bunch and then try it at different stuff. Sure, you may have drag raced the wheels off of your late model Z/28 but if you have never taken it on a road course or autocrossed it, LSFest is the place to do it. Once you enter the event the whole range of fun becomes open to you.
Because this first one fell on Cinco de Mayo weekend, there was a special Friday event called the Cinco de Mayo Tire de Fryo where people were turned loose in an Aussie-style burnout bash that saw more white clouds made than perhaps Vegas has ever seen before.
Outside of that fun you have some legit racing royalty hanging out at theses events and competing. Guys with last names like Unser, for example. Seriously it draws the heavy guns of the pro touring and LSx performance world and the best part is that they are there for the same reason as you. To have fun, to challenge themselves, and to see if they can do just a little better than they did the time before.
We loved this weekend in Las Vegas and look forward to following the growth of this event over the years!