Back for the second year of this new western states event, LS Fest West in Las Vegas, NV, May 4-6, 2018 was even bigger and better than last year! More cars, more people, and more shredded tires were all part of the mix!
A big serious congrats goes out to Nick and his "ZL70" 1970 Camaro. Equipped with Speedtech ExtReme Components and serious supercharged LS3, Nick took no thought for the competition and pushed the car hard to take 11th place overall in points out of the 150 cars entered. If doing that with an honest street car isn't enough, you have to consider that in the top 12 spots, Nick faced 1 light weight and well built late '70's Datsun 280 Z, another '70 Camaro with a full race chassis set up, and 9 late model performance tuned Corvettes! Nicks's points were tallied from 4 events- Autocross, Road Course, Speed Stop, and Drag Race. Doing well in all that in a street driver Camaro is saying a lot, getting 11th place is pretty awesome. So much so that Nick was also awarded the "Spirit of the Event" award, meaning he got a free invite to participate in the end of the season Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge, held later this year in Las Vegas along with the big SEMA show. All we can say Nick is wow! and congrats, you've busted tail and are reaping the rewards of your efforts and friendly supportive personality!
Speedtech sponsored the event again this year and was well prepped by several of our friends whose cars were well equipped with Speedtech Performance parts.
Alan stood out in a crowd of Speedtech tattooed Camaros with his '70 Chevelle, sporting a Speedtech fully prepped factory frame, 315 tires on all corners, and a 430 hp LS3 backed by a 4L65E. Alan's becoming quite familiar with these higher profile events and the Chevelle has become a well known celebrity, holding up to it's reputation of haulin' big boy tail around the track, leaving many of the little pony cars behind.
Charles made the LS Fest West his freshly completed Nova's big event debut, and you can tell by the pics he was out to kick tail and take some names. Built entirely in the Speedtech Rod Shop, Charles' Nova features a full ExtReme suspension including an ExtReme front subframe and torque arm rear suspension. This car rolls on 315 tires all around wrapped around Forgeline wheels and packs a punch with an LS3 and T56. Keep an eye on this one as he attends more events and gets it even more dialed in!
Mike and his wide-body 335 front and rear tire sporting '68 Camaro was back again this year to throw down as he usually does. A real mellow down to earth guy Mike sure knows two things- how to build a competitive car surrounding an ExtReme suspension and how to have a blast shredding the pavement at track day events. Overall the car did well and we can expect to see him again next year!
Brock gets the Long Distance Award, he made the trek down from Aridrie, AB Canada, and by birth he really gets the award as he was born and raised in Perth, Australia. If you couldn't figure that out by his accent, you sure can tell by his ultra aggressive driving style! His gas pedal is just about an on/off switch, with an emphasis on having the gas pedal on the floor. During one auto cross run things got a little slippery and instead of nailing the brakes he did just the opposite, threw the car into a mad skid and blazed the rear tires off until it was headed back in the right direction. Despite the well dialed in Pro-Touring Track Time suspension, unfortunately the car had several small quirky issues throughout the weekend that slowed Brock down but he still placed well in the top 1/3 of the 150 car field.
Scott from the Facebook famed Camaro.Family group brought the Quick Change Camaro back again this year, sporting a few upgrades over last year's beat the clock 1-day complete suspension, brake and wheel and tire overhaul right there in the lot in front of the Speedtech booth. Performing even better than last year the car handled the cones well and and Scott had a blast throwin' down and reppin' the family.
Tony gets and honorable mention, only because he doesn't really have Speedtech parts on his wicked 2017 ZL1 Camaro. He wasn't able to bring out his super cool Speedtech equipped '79 Trans Am this year but still showed appreciation to Speedtech by adorning the newby Camaro with Speedtech colors. Built just for events like this the ZL1 laid down some great times.
Thanks to Jeremy Davies, Tim Smith/ Lateral G, and everyone else who contributed photos!