It's been an incredible weekend at Holley LS Fest in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and we're super excited to announce that we have a winner from our very own eighth-mile Shut Your Face Race at Beech Bend Park. Five incredibly fast cars made it to eliminations for the event including Steve Hopkins's 1998 Camaro, Ray Litz's 1998 Camaro, Anthony Manna's 1998 Camaro, Mike Meeks's 2012 Camaro, and defending champ Brian Black's 1998 Formula.
Manna and Black both had their difficulties while facing off in round one, and Black took the win with a time of 6.522 at 134.62 mph to Manna's 6.682 at 124.40. Also in round one, Litz beat out Meeks with a 5.038 at 126.01 run. In round two, Hopkins took on Black and won with a respectable 5.041 at 147.86 run to Black's 5.219 at 141.03 mph.
With Manna, Meeks, and Black removed from the competition, Hopkins and Litz went head to head to battle it out. Ray Litz took the title with a best time of 4.931 at 148.4 mph to Hopkins's 4.949 at 148.35 mph. The race was incredibly close and competition was definitely fierce.
Let's take a look at the winning car - Ray Litz's 1998 Camaro.
Ray is no stranger to LSX or X275 competition, and brought the car from Lexington, Ohio, to run in both the Shut Your Face Race and the LSX Drag Radial class. The best times that the car turned out this weekend were an eighth-mile pass of 4.93 at 148 mph and a quarter-mile run of 7.59 at 186 mph. It boasts a 410 cubic-inch ERL power plant with Garrett turbocharger, All Pro heads, an RPM Powerglide transmission, Midwest Chassis suspension, and is Part Time Performance-tuned.
Take a look at all of our competitors, and we'll see you at next year's LS Fest!