Inaugural Lingenfelter Nationals to be Held in September 2012

All right all you Lingenfelter fans, block out September 21st through 23rd, 2012 on your calendars now, because you don’t want to miss what promises to be a tire-melting, bang-shifting, redline-chasing weekend of no-holds-barred racing action, mixed in with a ton of off-track fun.

The first ever Lingenfelter Nationals is set to go down this September at the Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, but that doesn’t mean that it’s going to be nothing but drag racing action. The gearheads at Lingenfelter also want to see how quick your Lingenfelter-equipped car can get through the autocross, and how well you can haul it down in the speed stop challenge. As an added bonus, the Lingenfelter Nationals will serve as an official qualifying event for the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Challenge. There will also be plenty of car showin’ and country side crusin’ going down, so make your plans to attend now.

Check out the full press release below from our friends at Lingenfelter Performance.


DECATUR, Ind. – Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE), the engine specialists known for their racing expertise, is excited to announce a brand new event for customers and enthusiasts in 2012: The Lingenfelter Performance Nationals.

The Lingenfelter Performance Nationals is a jam-packed weekend that will feature drag racing, autocross, car show, speed stop challenge, countryside cruise and a manufacturer’s midway Sept. 21-23, 2012 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

With classes that level the playing field between professional and amateur drivers, the Lingenfelter Performance Nationals will offer drag racing, an invitation-only bracket race and a Battle of the Brands event that pits Ford, GM and Chrysler vehicles against one another. Trophies, plaques and cash prizes will be awarded to car show and race winners. The Lingenfelter Performance Nationals will also be an official qualifying event for the OPTIMA(r) Batteries Ultimate Street Car Invitational.

“Our customers know racing is a huge part of the Lingenfelter DNA, and what better way to say thank you to them than by creating a weekend-long car enthusiast experience,” said Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. “There is a lot of brand crossover among our customers, so The Lingenfelter Performance Nationals and our Battle of the Brands event is an opportunity for those LS-powered vehicles and late-model customers – and everyone in between – to have an entertaining weekend at a great facility.”

Lingenfelter will announce additional event details throughout the year. Stay tuned to for regular updates or e-mail Mike Copeland at for questions about participating in the Lingenfelter Performance Nationals.

For more than 32 years, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has created a matchless heritage of bringing astounding new capabilities to the world’s most sought-after sports cars. This legendary record of precision engineering continues today, as the highly skilled Lingenfelter production team continues to target design excellence in engine packages, superchargers and high-performance aftermarket components that refine power, speed and control. For more information, visit, contact Lingenfelter Performance Engineering at 1557 Winchester Road, Decatur, IN 46733, or call 260.724.2552.

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Clifton Klaverweiden

Clifton has been a car fanatic since his late teens, when he started the restoration of his '67 Camaro. He considers himself a student of automotive science and technology, and particularly loves all things LSX. And, although he has an appreciation for everything, from imports to exotics, his true passion will always be for GM musclecars.
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