Competition Rules and Judging Criteria
- The car must be the project for the class and shall not be an extracurricular activity
- Students must complete at least 80% of the car
- The car must have an LS engine
- Team must apply for entry into the program no later than February 15th.
- Schools will be notified of their acceptance into the program no later than March 15th.
- The car is to be completed between August and May.
- The car will compete in the Holley LS Fest the following September.
- Each school will have a budget of $25,000 to modify their car.
- There will be a process of handicapping to ensure cars compete on a level playing field.
- Each team or supporting school is responsible for raising the $25,000 or securing equivalent donations
- Donated products count as half their retail value.
- Junkyard part costs and those purchased new count toward the budget in full.
- Each team will present a monthly (or bi-monthly) report to the Motorsports Committee as a way to track progress.
- Exceeding budget will result in point sanctions or disqualification.
- Exceeding up to 5% will result in docking of 6 points from the final score
- Any overage above 5% will result in disqualification
- Teams must submit a monthly budget update and will be given a form, submission instructions, and a submission timeline at the beginning of the program.
- Teams must include in their budget a contingency fund
- Teams will be asked to sign a contract agreeing to all budgeting rules
- Applicants can include as many additional schools as they like to complete the car
- Participants will be given a copy of the judging criteria, score sheets, budget instructions, and timelines upon acceptance into the On Track Program
- Each car will be completed by the end of the school year in which it was started
- Completed cars will be unveiled in August of the following school year
- Unveil Day will consist of 3 components:
- Team Meeting with LS Fest Officials to go over rules, schedules, what to expect
- Unveil Ceremony
- Hoods are required to be popped before and during the ceremony
- Cars will be started at the end of the ceremony
- Team Presentation of business/marketing plans
- Students must make the presentation
- Instructors may be present but may not take part in the presentation
- The cars will then face off in the Holley LS Fest at Beech Bend Raceway (September)
- There are eight components to the competition.
- Each team is allowed no more than 3 runs in any phase of the competition.
- Each school will have the same driver for each phase of competition.
- If more than one driver is needed due to scheduling constraints, drivers will alternate so no one team has an advantage.
- In each component, the school who comes in first will be given a predetermined point amount and the school who comes in second will receive 80 percent of those points.
- Once each competition is completed, the school who received the most points overall will be crowned the winner.
- In the event of a tie, the school who places first in the education division will win the competition.