You might want to know how the MotoIQ Staff fared at the event. Rathyna Gomer brought out her Pro Am 350Z to the drift event and as we mentioned fought her way all the way to the semi finals!
Jeff acquitted himself and Project RX-7 to autocrossing quickly and well. Although we had to run in exhibition class due to us not having the proper UTQG rated tires, we had times among the fastest cars in the autocross and 3S events. Though we were not allowed to run in the road course segment due to the UTQG of our Toyo Proxes R888's, we did get a chance to turn low 12's in the 1/4 mile which was close to the fastest cars as well.
We put down some very competitive times for not having much experience in this sort of event and can't wait to try again next year! Our stock E-Rod LS3 probably had the lowest power of any car entered by far, but we were just very efficient at getting the power to the ground. There are good 200 UTQG tires out there that will have the grip necessary to be competitive. So look out for the MotoIQ team at LS Fest West in 2018!
Thanks goes out to Holley for bringing such a great event to the West Coast! We not only got to see some of the best LS-powered vehicles in the west coast, but we got to see them in competition. The first LS Fest West event was considered a success by Holley and they have promised to come back out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2018. If you didn’t attend this year, you missed out, but you now have one year to get your ultimate LS vehicle ready for the next one. Don’t rest on the laurels of a stock LS though. The West builds their cars to perform in all facets of motorsport. If you want to win your class next year, you best bring your A-game or you will not be taking home any hardware. That is the point afterall. LS Fest is a celebration of only the best LS powered vehicles. Anything less just goes back on the trailer.