Video: LS1 Truck Shootout Makes Us Want To Build A Truck

Images and video: Javier Pardon

We constantly get messages from our readers inquiring about more truck features. We can’t say we blame them. Finding story leads about a 5th-Gen Camaro, C6 Corvette, or even a 2nd-Gen CTS-V isn’t that challenging these days. We like a challenge…

On February 23rd, 2013 some of the fastest LS-powered pickup trucks and SUV’s gathered in one place for the 5th Annual LS1 Truck Shootout at the San Antonio Raceway. The event kicked of at 10am and racing continued throughout the day, featuring bracket racing, all-out competitions, and the fastest LS-based trucks!

Scoggin-Dickey played an important role in being a major sponsor, and they offered cash payouts for those who won their respective classes. There was no shortage of racing action that day, and although it was billed as a LS1 truck event, other types of trucks turned up – including a Ford Lightning or two, and even a turbocharged I-6 ’36 Chevy pickup truck.

Look closely; the Allen Performance ;'farmtruc' loses it's mirror...

There was plenty of action to see, and members from the LS truck scene from all over the country showed up to back up all of the internet smack talk. The fastest LSx truck that showed up was the Xessive Motorsports Silverado, with a best time of 8.8 at 158 MPH. He took home an impressive trophy and $500.

The runner-up was Nelson’s ’94 Chevy pickup with a 408 stroker and twin 76mm turbochargers, backed by a Powerglide and a 9-inch rear end. The Nelson boys took home a trophy and pocketed $100. To learn more and get full results, head over to the LS1Truck.com website.

About the author

Rick Seitz

Being into cars at a very early age, Rick has always preferred GM performance cars, and today's LS series engines just sealed the deal. When he's not busy running errands around town in his CTS-V, you can find him in the garage wrenching on his WS6 Trans Am, or at the local cruise spots in his Grand National.
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