I am pleased to announce that GM High-Tech Performance will be the presenting magazine of the $60,000 LSX Shootout held this October in Memphis. The event is open to any GM-bodied vehicle sporting an LS-powered or Gen III/IV engine, and the GMHTP crew will be out in force getting coverage and looking for feature-worthy rides-so even if you're not planning to race in the heads-up or bracket classes, get yours tuned and shined up, and we'll see you there.

Final preparations are being made for the event as you read this. Below you'll find the updated rules for the Index classes, as well as additional scheduling information. For the latest updates, stay logged onto www.gmhightechperformance.com.

Lsx Index Showdown RulesGeneral OverviewThis is an index-style drag racing class designed to attract most vehicles not fitting the All Motor or Drag Radial class rules

Any year of GM-bodied car or truck using an LS-style powerplant is acceptable

All races are on a .500 Pro Tree and in an index format

This will be an ALL RUN qualifying format

Vehicles are required to be stock appearing and stock bodied

Vehicles MUST pass NHRA/IHRA safety inspection for ET and speed

A Sportsman ladder will determine running order based on Sunday morning's qualifying round (closest to index without exceeding)

Vehicles must be driven to staging and to scales (can be towed after scales)Vehicles are required to run GM Performance Parts Sponsor decal and GM Performance Parts LSX Shootout license plate

Class Designations/IndexesFollowing the completion of Friday's and Saturday's Time Runs and Qualifying, each LSX Index Showdown driver will be required to select an Index and officially submit it to the LSX event coordinator before Sunday morning's qualifying session. There will be a single qualifier Sunday morning to establish the ladder used in Sunday's competition eliminations, with a breakout factor in effect.

Index Classes Are Outlined As Follows:Each LSX Index Showdown competitor will have the option to run and compete in the NMCA's MSD True Street category presented by Popular Hot Rodding on Saturday, at no additional charge. For rules and regulations pertaining to True Street, please refer to the 2007 NMCA Official Rule Book or check out the Event Series' Official Rule Book on www.nmcadigital.com.

AA/LSX 9.50
A/LSX 10.00
B/LSX 10.50
C/LSX 11.00
D/LSX 11.50
E/LSX 12.00
F/LSX 12.50
G/LSX 13.00
H/LSX 13.50
I/LSX 14.00

Dates/Times: October 10 Vendor Set-up ONLY (12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

October 11 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Test and Tune)

October 12 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (12:00 p.m., Test and Tune; 3:00 p.m.,Round 1 Qualifying)

October 13 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

October 14 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where:MemphisMotorsportsPark,Memphis,Tennessee www.memphismotorsports.com

What: This is a specialty event taking place at the NMCA World Finals in 2007. It is open to any GM-bodied car with an LS-type engine. The "event within an event" will feature special drag racing classes, auto show classes, a dyno shootout, and an LSX vendor midway.

Participant Pricing:2-Day Race: $85 (Saturday and Sunday)3-Day Race: $105 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)4-Day Race: $125 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)1-Day Auto Show: $25 (Saturday or Sunday)2-Day Auto Show: $35 (Saturday and Sunday)2-Day Swap Meet: $50 (Saturday and Sunday)

Spectator/Crew Pricing:1-Day Spectator: $202-Day Spectator: $353-Day Spectator/Crew: $504-Day Spectator/Crew: $65Kids 12 and under: FreeFree Parking

Car Show: NMCA hosts an auto show and shine at the World Finals that will be open to all LSX show competitors. Special auto show awards will be presented to the best appearing Cadillac, Camaro, Corvette, Firebird/Trans-Am, GM Truck/SUV, and GTO. Information can be found at www.nmcadigital.com/LSX.

Questions: Please refer any questions on these items to the following:*Auto Show: Ed Svoboda, 949/254-5693, esvoboda@promediapub.com*Car Club Discounts: Lisa Bodrey, 478/862-3708, lbodrey@promediapub.com*Host Hotel: Sharon Shaw, 714/444-2426 x126, sshaw@promediapub.com*Internet: Robin Lawrence, robinlawrence@gallatinriver.net*LSX Shops: Troy Avent, 310/846-7893, tavent@promediapub.com*Media: Sharon Shaw, 714/444-2426 x126, sshaw@promediapub.com*Vendor Sales: Lisa Bodrey, 478/862-3708, lbodrey@promediapub.com