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    LSX Challenge Series Official Press Release

    GM PERFORMANCE PARTS ANNOUNCES LSX CHALLENGE SERIES FOR 2011

    GRAND BLANC, Mich. – GM Performance Parts (GMPP) announces the LSX Challenge Series. It is a four-race points series for the 2011 racing season, culminating with the 5th annual LSX Shootout, to be held in conjunction with the NMCA World Street Finals, Oct. 6-9, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    The LSX Challenge Series represents a major expansion of drag racing with participants using strictly GM production-based LS and GM Performance Parts LSX engines and engine components. Race dates and locations for the 2011 LSX Challenge Series and LSX Shootout include:

    March 18-20 (NMCA season opener), at Bradenton Motorsports Park, Bradenton, Florida

    April 14-17 (NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals), at Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Georgia

    September 9-11 (Holley LS Fest), at Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky. An agreement with LS Fest organizers allows racers to follow the rules and classes of the LSX Challenge Series, with points awarding during it applying to the championship.

    October 6-9 (NMCA World Street Finals/LSX Shootout), at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis, Indiana.

    “We are thrilled to launch the LSX Challenge Series and bring it to more competitors and fans around the country,” said Dr. Jamie Meyer, product integration manager for GM Performance Parts. “This is grass-roots racing at its finest and most exciting – and we expect it to grow, as more and more racers discover the competitive advantages of LS power.”

    The LSX Challenge Series will include several racing classes, similar to those used in previous LSX Shootout events, including:

    • JE Pistons LSX Drag Radial
    • ERL Performance LSX All Motor
    • Holley EFI LSX Real Street
    • Proform Racing LSX Rumble (Index)
    • Camaro Performers 5th Gen Camaro Challenge (Index)

    Racers competing for the championship must participate in three of the four races, with the LSX Shootout (Indiana) as a required event. The results of each race will be tracked throughout the season in NMCA’s Fastest Street Car magazine.

    Along with supporting the LSX Shootout series, GM Performance Parts enables racers to compete and win with a growing range of LSX maximum-performance crate engines and engine parts. They’re suited for drag racing and are designed to support engines making 2,000 horsepower, or more, with supercharging, turbocharging or nitrous. Among them are the LSX Bowtie blocks – including the tall-deck version for building large-displacement engines of up to 500 cubic inches – as well as new drag-race six-bolt cylinder heads, intake manifolds and forged rotating components.

    GMPP personnel will be on hand at all events to answer tech questions and explain the key attributes of the new parts. Racing and street enthusiasts can also tap the hands-on expertise of technicians from Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, one of the country’s largest GMPP dealers and installers. Along with the technical support and parts displays, Scoggin-Dickey will stock popular parts for purchase at the event, in the event racers need a last-minute part to keep them in competition.

    It pays to win...

    GM Performance Parts will award the fastest LS-powered racers at the LSX Shootout event (Indiana) and pay a $250 bonus to any racer who wins his or her category using an LSX Bowtie engine block. GMPP will also supply awards to all racing class and show class winners.

    More information about GM Performance Parts is available at www.gmperformanceparts.com. Details on the LSX Challenge Series are available at www.nmcadigital.com/lsx.

    About GM Performance Parts
    GM Performance Parts (GMPP) fuels the passions of automotive enthusiasts with factory-engineered and fully assembled crate engines, engine parts and vehicle accessories, including specialized licensed parts and accessories. GM Performance Parts is the only source for brand-new classic small-block and big-block crate engines, which use all-new parts, including the cylinder block, rotating assembly and cylinder heads. GMPP is also the leader in “LS” performance, with a full range of production-based crate engines and the growing family of LSX maximum performance engines and parts. GMPP’s LS-based E-ROD engine systems include emissions equipment that meets California requirements for pre-OBD-II vehicles (E-ROD LS3 systems carry CARB EO D-126-30), delivering high performance with low emissions. No other manufacturer offers a comparable system. Customers can view information and purchase engines and parts at gmperformanceparts.com.

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    Sounds good Steve.

    One question I have been asked several times is:

    What does the winner of the points championship win?

    Trophy?
    Jacket?
    Ring?
    New C6 Corvette from GM? LOL...

    I didn't see that outlined anywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Sounds good Steve.

    One question I have been asked several times is:

    What does the winner of the points championship win?

    Trophy?
    Jacket?
    Ring?
    New C6 Corvette from GM? LOL...

    I didn't see that outlined anywhere?
    "Points will be awarded for each event and competitors racing for a championship will be required to race at least 3 of 4 events with the LSX Shootout (Indiana) being a required event. Custom jackets will be awarded to the top-3 competitors in each class and a custom acrylic award to each class champion."

    I clipped that from the info page that is linked from Steve's "Where to go for LSX info" thread. It is just above the link for the points structure on that page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.3LJimmy View Post
    "Points will be awarded for each event and competitors racing for a championship will be required to race at least 3 of 4 events with the LSX Shootout (Indiana) being a required event. Custom jackets will be awarded to the top-3 competitors in each class and a custom acrylic award to each class champion."

    I clipped that from the info page that is linked from Steve's "Where to go for LSX info" thread. It is just above the link for the points structure on that page.
    Thanks 5.3LJimmy I guess I missed that?
    Probably because I was looking for more.

    You get more than that if you just win your class at Indy alone.
    You win a Block, a Jacket, money, etc...

    How can that be? You win more for one race than winning an entire Championship?
    Something doesn't sound right?

    Memphis/St. Louis alone were big pay days.
    Indy will be too.

    Again something doesn't sound right?
    Last edited by Anonymous; 01-13-2011 at 10:10 PM.

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    it will be better to drive my c5 to the events. than the drag radial car.
    cost truck & trailer each trip 1500 to 1800 dollars x4 =6k
    drive the c5 300 a race x 4 = 1200
    then i go to the first three blow the motor and the points dont count???
    dont see this being a good thing. i am confused?
    you get more for winning indy than the champtionship? why
    nos- lSX

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    let's see 7100 x 5 bucks a gallon = a plastic thing lol and you better not miss one nether.
    sorry i had too.
    i will be good.
    nos- lSX

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