Trucks Gone Wild! Off-Road Competitions at 2019 LS Fest West

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Off-roading LS Fest West

Ford Truck Enthusiasts was on the scene and deep in the down-and-dirty for some hardcore off-road fun.

This year hoards of attendees crashed Las Vegas to attend the 2019 Holley Fest West. We saw burnouts, hooning, drifting, racing, and a whole lotta’ amazing rides at the Show-N-Shine.

One highlight was the off-roading. We witnessed LS-swapped vehicles take on a wild course, do some epic jumps, and kick up a lot of dirt. Many modded out Ford trucks were in attendance. These F-150s, Raptors, and more were up for the challenge and truly tore it up. And this was no easy competition. The track was built by Ultra 4 Racing, the creators of King Of The Hammers.

Off-roading LS Fest West

The trucks were heavily modified for the event. Many were rocking a pre-runner setup, perfect for the terrain.

And that is how you do it.

The trucks tore around the track, taking on the hills and taking flight.

Off-roading LS Fest West

We saw a lot of skillful driving, they make it look so easy! The trucks handily conquered the track.

The importance of off-road mods was apparent. Beefy tires, modded suspensions, lifts, truck body armor, and light bars made the trucks perform incredibly against the dirt, dust, and vertical challenges.

Off-roading LS Fest West

These mods also gave each ride a distinctive style as well as individual advantages.

But one event that gets the crowd on their feet is the jumps. Can you blame them?

Off-roading LS Fest West

Each truck brought the heat, and got some amazing air.

Off-roading LS Fest West

The launches were badass. Period.

Off-roading LS Fest West

It is always amazing to watch these trucks defy logic and gravity!

Off-roading LS Fest West

If you missed out on the action, don’t worry. Holley is bringing the 2019 LS Fest East to Bowling Green, KY, September 6-8. Check it out!

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Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected]

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